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2009 News and Numbers

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Date Title
12/15/09 Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations for Many Conditions Drop Dramatically for Seniors
12/9/09 Prescription Drug Expenses Increase for American Adults Age 18-44
12/2/09 Hospital Costs for Bone Marrow Transplants, Other Common Procedures Up Sharply
11/19/09 Two-Thirds of People with Diabetes Miss Some or All Critically Important Exams
11/12/09 The United States Spends Nearly $1 Billion on Blood-Thinners for Adults
11/4/09 Patient Deaths in Hospitals Cost Nearly $20 Billion
10/29/09 Georgians and Ohioans Pay Less for Dental Care than the National Average
10/15/09 Health Care Spending Increases for Middle-Age Americans
10/7/09 Falls Send More Than Two Million Seniors to Hospital Emergency Departments
10/1/09 Childbirth and Deliveries Are Becoming More Complicated
9/24/09 Blood Transfusions More Than Double Since 1997
9/16/09 Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Attack, and Stroke Hospitalizations Down Significantly
9/9/09 Treating Aging Baby Boomers Cost Hospitals $56 Billion
9/2/09 Premiums for Some Family Plans Cost $20,000 or More
8/26/09 Per Capita Health Care Spending for Seniors Has Increased by Nearly a Third
8/19/09 Patients Increasingly Leaving Hospitals Against Medical Advice
8/13/09 Uninsurance Among Full-Time, Low-Income Workers Jumped in a Decade
8/5/09 Heart Conditions, Cancer, Trauma-related Disorders, Mental Disorders, and Asthma Were the Five Most Costly Conditions in 1996 and 2006
7/30/09 Four in 10 Emergency Department Visits Billed to Public Insurance
7/22/09 Family Insurance Premiums Topped $12,000 a Year in 2008
7/17/09 Osteoporosis-Linked Fractures Rise Dramatically
7/9/09 Health Care Spending for Obese U.S. Adults Rose More Than 80 Percent From 2001 to 2006
7/1/09 Sports Injuries Caused 1 in 5 Emergency Department Visits for Kids
6/24/09 For Many Young Adults, No Health Insurance, No Regular Doctor
6/17/09 Childbirth Injuries Fall Sharply but More Could Be Prevented
6/4/09 Minorities, Poor Find Communicating With Doctors More Difficult
5/27/09 Hospitalization of the Poor Much Higher for Asthma, Diabetes, Other Potentially Preventable Diseases
5/21/09 About Two in Three Publicly Insured Adults Under Age 65 Have One or More Chronic Conditions
5/13/09 Keeping Diabetes Under Control Still Elusive for Many Americans
5/7/09 Nearly 25 Million U.S. Women Treated for High Blood Pressure
4/29/09 More Than 4 Million Potentially Preventable Admissions Cost Hospitals Nearly $31 Billion
4/22/09 Mental Disorders Among Most Costly Conditions in Children
4/15/09 Repeat C-Sections Climb by More Than 40 Percent in 10 Years
4/8/09 Medicare Outpatient Prescription Drug Spending Jumped From $5.9 Billion to $44.3 Billion Between 2005 and 2006
4/1/09 Eating Disorders Sending More Americans to the Hospital
3/25/09 Treating Heart Ailments Costs $78 Billion
3/19/09 Colorectal Cancer Hospitalization Rates Highest in the Elderly
3/11/09 Uninsured Americans With Asthma Less Likely To Take Daily Preventive Medicine
3/4/09 Northeast U.S. Has Most Brain Cancer Hospitalization
2/25/09 Hospital Outpatient Department and Office-Based Provider Visits for High Cholesterol and Other Conditions Soar in a Decade
2/15/09 Hospital Admissions and Bills Rising for Uninsured Americans
2/12/09 Spending on Outpatient Prescription Pain Medicines Has Tripled in 10 Years
2/4/09 Metabolic and Four Other Drug Categories Dominate Spending on Prescription Medicines
1/29/09 Winter Weather Hospitalizes Thousands; Kills Hundreds
1/14/09 Hospitals Spend Less for Patients in Medicare Advantage than for Patients in Fee-For-Service Medicare
1/7/09 Nearly 11 Million Americans Have Individual Health Insurance Policies, But Some Only for a Short Time

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