Healthcare Access and Affordability: Cost Containment Strategies : Hearing Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, First Session, Special Hearing, June 11, 2003, Washington, DC.

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Page 12 - D. et al., Room for Improvement: Patients Report on the Quality of Their Health Care, The Commonwealth Fund, New York, 2002.
Page 37 - I am here today on behalf of the American Hospital Association's (AHA) nearly 5,000 hospital, health system, network, and other health care provider members. We are pleased to have the opportunity to testify on...
Page 8 - Tracking Health Care Costs: Trends Stabilize but Remain High in 2002.
Page 7 - Health Spending Projections for 2002-2012," Health Affairs (February 7, 2003). ;? Stephen Heffler et al.. "Health Spending Projections for 2002-2012.
Page 29 - ... prior years. In the University of Pennsylvania Alumni study we have reported similar results in those exercising, of moderate weight, and not smoking. Daviglus and colleagues showed substantial decreases in Medicare costs for those with few health risk factors in mid-life. Reed and colleagues prospectively determined the effects of health risks, with results similar to ours.
Page 29 - Recent data from major longitudinal studies document the association between reduced health risks and postponement of the onset of disability. For eighteen years our research group at Stanford has studied the effects of long-distance running and other vigorous exercise, after age 58, on health outcomes. Results were remarkable.
Page 29 - ... health improvement programs costing less than $100 per year per person. The Bank of America retiree study, [13] the very large California Public Employee Retirement System trial, [14] disease-specific trials in arthritis [15] and in Parkinson's disease, [16] and trials of self-management materials [17] all have documented our ability to both reduce health risks and to achieve a substantial return on investment.
Page 12 - Gerard Anderson et al., Multinational Comparisons of Health Systems Data, 2002.
Page 37 - PricewaterhouseCoopers found that physicians, nurses and other hospital staff spend on average at least 30 minutes on paperwork for every hour of patient care provided to a typical Medicare patient. In the emergency department, every hour of patient care generates an hour of paperwork - including complying with the vast array of federal, state and local health regulations. The study examined a typical episode of care for a Medicare patient suffering from a broken hip.
Page 9 - Behind the Times: Physician Income, 1995-99. Center for Studying Health System Change, Data Bulletin 24, March 2003. 21 Melody Peterson, "US to Back Heart Device in More Cases: Medicare Move is Less Than Industry Wanted," New York Times, June 7, 2003, p.

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