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Changing acute MI outcomes by health insurance type: A window into insurer influence

Changing acute MI outcomes by health insurance type: A window into insurer influence

The growth of Medicare Advantage provides opportunities to study potential disparities in care between plans. Older Americans with acute MI enrolled in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans in 2009 had similar or slightly better short-term mortality compared to those on traditional health insurance, with evidence of lower utilization resources while in hospital and after discharge, according …

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The Australian acute care system: more or fewer hospital beds?  - Preview+

The Australian acute care system: more or fewer hospital beds? – Preview+

RECENT coverage of the pressures, compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic and healthcare worker shortages, on public hospitals and the provision of acute care across Australia has underscored just how critical Australia’s acute care system really is vulnerable (here, here). As hospitals represent the face of the modern healthcare system and cost the most in terms …

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