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Medicare spends more than $6 billion on secondary fractures

(HealthDay)—Medicare could save billions of dollars if secondary fractures could be prevented with improved osteoporosis screening, according to a new National Osteoporosis Foundation report conducted by Milliman. Milliman used administrative medical claims data from a Medicare Limited Data Set to identify new osteoporotic fractures not associated with a high-trauma event …

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Poor diabetes control costs the NHS in England 3 billion a year in potentially avoidable hospital treatment

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Poor diabetes control was responsible for £3 billion in potentially avoidable hospital treatment in England in the operational year 2017-2018, according to new research comparing the costs of hospital care for 58 million people with and without diabetes. The findings, being presented at this year’s European …

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More than a billion fewer cigarettes smoked each year as people ditch the cigs

Comparison of Trends in Self-Reported Cigarette Consumption and Sales in England, 2011 to 2018. Credit: JAMA Network Open. 2019. DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.10161 Around 1.4 billion fewer cigarettes are being smoked every year according to new research funded by Cancer Research UK, published today in JAMA Network Open. Between 2011 and 2018, …

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