Tag Archives: Costs

Private equity gobbles up dermatology practices, raising questions about outcomes, costs

Dive Brief: Fewer dermatologists are working solo compared to a decade ago as private equity has upped its stake in dermatology practices nationwide, according to a new report in JAMA Dermatology. The latest study found 17 different PE groups acquired 184 practices over a six-year period, snapping up about 381 clinics overall. PE acquisitions helped… Read More »

Hospital-acquired sepsis cases drop, but treatment costs rise, report finds

Dive Brief: Healthcare consulting company Premier reported a 15% drop in hospital-associated sepsis cases among member hospitals over the past three years. But the news is not all good. Patients who develop sepsis in the hospital are 10% more likely to experience the worst kind, septic shock, raising the average per-case cost of treating the… Read More »

Hospitals should focus on productivity gains to reduce costs, report finds

Dive Brief: The healthcare delivery industry could save between $ 1.2 trillion and $ 2.3 trillion over the next decade by focusing on productivity gains and not workforce expansion, according to a new McKinsey & Company report. From 2001 to 2016, the industry grew 3.3% annually to $ 1.3 trillion — with 99% of growth… Read More »

The Burning Question: Who Will Foot the Bill for America’s Increasing Burn-Care Costs?

By CELIA BELT  Each year in the United States, half a million Americans will be treated for burns so severe as to require hospitalization. The “survivors”—including more than three hundred children each day and a drastically increasing number of U.S. military members since the turn of the millennium—can be expected to undergo arduous, agonizing surgeries and… Read More »