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Health care spending expected to increase over decade, but at historically low rate

July 29, 2015

Due to expanded health insurance coverage from the ACA, as well as the aging population and economic growth, health care spending is projected to increase at a rate of 5.8% annually between 2014 and 2024, according to recently published data in Health Affairs. 

However, this annual increase remains low in comparison with the 9% annual increase seen in health care spending prior to 2008’s recession.

In the Journals

FIB-4, race predicts ESLD in HIV/HCV coinfected patients

July 29, 2015
The Fibrosis-4 score and race were useful in quantifying the risk for end-stage liver disease among patients with both HIV and hepatitis C virus, according to recent…
In the Journals

Nasopharyngeal bacteria, respiratory viruses linked to acute respiratory infection symptoms

July 29, 2015
Previously unexplained acute symptoms of respiratory tract infection in pediatric outpatients may be associated with respiratory viruses and nasopharyngeal bacteria…
In the Journals

Infection prevention methods in US vary after cesarean delivery

July 29, 2015
A survey of U.S. academic centers revealed marked variability in the practices used to prevent infections after cesarean delivery.“Additional clinical trials and…
In the Journals

Adults with diabetes more likely to contract TB

July 28, 2015
Adults with diabetes are up to seven times more likely to contract tuberculosis than the general population, even in countries with a low burden of the infectious…
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Infectious Disease Case Consults

The Patient with Protozoan Illness

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with protozoan illness.
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VIDEO: Cure is ‘next frontier’ of HIV

VIDEO: Cure is ‘next frontier’ of HIV

July 1, 2015
Timothy Brown – the Berlin patient – has led researchers to the next frontier of HIV research, according to…
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Conjuctivitis

Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Alcon Research, LTD.

Acute bacterial conjunctivitis affects approximately 1 of every 8 children each year, and 5 million cases occur in the…
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