cost savings

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Summary: Reductions in all or any portion of the costs of providing goods or services. Savings may be incurred by the provider or the consumer.

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  1. ncbi Economics of nerve block pain management after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: potential hospital cost savings via associated postanesthesia care unit bypass and same-day discharge
    Brian A Williams
    Same Day Surgical Services, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pennsylvania 15203, USA
    Anesthesiology 100:697-706. 2004
  2. pmc Effect of rising chemotherapy costs on the cost savings of colorectal cancer screening
    Iris Lansdorp-Vogelaar
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Natl Cancer Inst 101:1412-22. 2009
  3. doi Contraception to prevent HIV-positive births: current contribution and potential cost savings in PEPFAR countries
    H W Reynolds
    Family Health International, P O Box 13950, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 84:ii49-53. 2008
  4. pmc Benchmarking and reducing length of stay in Dutch hospitals
    Ine Borghans
    Tranzo, Tilburg University, PO Box 90153, 5000 LE Tilburg, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:220. 2008
  5. ncbi Cost savings from a telemedicine model of care in northern Queensland, Australia
    Darshit A Thaker
    Department of Medical Oncology, Townsville Hospital, Townsville, QLD, Australia
    Med J Aust 199:414-7. 2013
  6. doi Potential health care cost savings associated with early treatment of multiple sclerosis using disease-modifying therapy
    Suellen M Curkendall
    Thomson Reuters, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Clin Ther 33:914-25. 2011
  7. pmc Use of colony-stimulating factors with chemotherapy: opportunities for cost savings and improved outcomes
    Arnold L Potosky
    Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University, 3300 Whitehaven St NW, Ste 4100, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 103:979-82. 2011
  8. ncbi Consumer perceptions of risk and required cost savings for generic prescription drugs
    J M Ganther
    Sonderegger Research Center, School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
    J Am Pharm Assoc (Wash) 40:378-83. 2000
  9. doi Implementing a pharmacist-led sequential antimicrobial therapy strategy: a controlled before-and-after study
    Katherine Dunn
    Pharmacy Department, St James s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
    Int J Clin Pharm 33:208-14. 2011
  10. doi Cost savings associated with US hospital palliative care consultation programs
    R Sean Morrison
    Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Box 1070, One Gustave L Levy Place, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:1783-90. 2008

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  1. ncbi Economics of nerve block pain management after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: potential hospital cost savings via associated postanesthesia care unit bypass and same-day discharge
    Brian A Williams
    Same Day Surgical Services, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pennsylvania 15203, USA
    Anesthesiology 100:697-706. 2004
    ..In this study, the authors examine the associations of nerve block analgesia for these patients and its associated reductions in PACU use, hospital admission, and hospital costs...
  2. pmc Effect of rising chemotherapy costs on the cost savings of colorectal cancer screening
    Iris Lansdorp-Vogelaar
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Natl Cancer Inst 101:1412-22. 2009
    ..We examined whether colorectal cancer screening would become cost saving with the widespread use of the newer, more expensive chemotherapies...
  3. doi Contraception to prevent HIV-positive births: current contribution and potential cost savings in PEPFAR countries
    H W Reynolds
    Family Health International, P O Box 13950, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 84:ii49-53. 2008
    ..use in the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) focus countries and to estimate the first year cost savings to each country if unintended and unwanted HIV-positive births were prevented via contraceptive use rather than ..
  4. pmc Benchmarking and reducing length of stay in Dutch hospitals
    Ine Borghans
    Tranzo, Tilburg University, PO Box 90153, 5000 LE Tilburg, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:220. 2008
    ..To assess the development of and variation in lengths of stay in Dutch hospitals and to determine the potential reduction in hospital days if all Dutch hospitals would have an average length of stay equal to that of benchmark hospitals...
  5. ncbi Cost savings from a telemedicine model of care in northern Queensland, Australia
    Darshit A Thaker
    Department of Medical Oncology, Townsville Hospital, Townsville, QLD, Australia
    Med J Aust 199:414-7. 2013
    ....
  6. doi Potential health care cost savings associated with early treatment of multiple sclerosis using disease-modifying therapy
    Suellen M Curkendall
    Thomson Reuters, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Clin Ther 33:914-25. 2011
    ..Clinical trials have shown that treatment with disease-modifying therapies (DMTs), such as interferon, at the time of clinically isolated syndrome can delay the onset of multiple sclerosis (MS)...
  7. pmc Use of colony-stimulating factors with chemotherapy: opportunities for cost savings and improved outcomes
    Arnold L Potosky
    Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University, 3300 Whitehaven St NW, Ste 4100, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 103:979-82. 2011
    ..This finding suggests that policies to decrease CSF use in patients at lower or intermediate risk of FN may yield substantial cost savings without compromising patient outcomes.
  8. ncbi Consumer perceptions of risk and required cost savings for generic prescription drugs
    J M Ganther
    Sonderegger Research Center, School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
    J Am Pharm Assoc (Wash) 40:378-83. 2000
    ..drugs used to treat different types of medical conditions, and to explore the relationship between risk perceptions and the amount of cost savings required before consumers would purchase the generic version of a prescription drug.
  9. doi Implementing a pharmacist-led sequential antimicrobial therapy strategy: a controlled before-and-after study
    Katherine Dunn
    Pharmacy Department, St James s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
    Int J Clin Pharm 33:208-14. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the impact of the introduction of guidelines and criteria for switching to oral antimicrobials...
  10. doi Cost savings associated with US hospital palliative care consultation programs
    R Sean Morrison
    Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Box 1070, One Gustave L Levy Place, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:1783-90. 2008
    ..Hospital palliative care consultation teams have been shown to improve care for adults with serious illness. This study examined the effect of palliative care teams on hospital costs...
  11. doi Analysis & commentary. Driving quality gains and cost savings through adoption of medical homes
    Daniel Fields
    Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:819-26. 2010
    ..Federal policy, including implementation of health insurance reform legislation, should consider how to include these core elements and offer guidance and incentives for executing them effectively...
  12. doi Cost savings from reduced catheter-related bloodstream infection after simulation-based education for residents in a medical intensive care unit
    Elaine R Cohen
    Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Simul Healthc 5:98-102. 2010
    ..However, little is known about the cost-effectiveness of simulation-based education. The aim of this study was to estimate hospital cost savings related to a reduction in CRBSI after simulation training for residents.
  13. doi Large cost savings realized from the 2006 Field Triage Guideline: reduction in overtriage in U.S. trauma centers
    Mark Faul
    National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Injury Response, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 16:222-9. 2012
    ..Trauma centers are designed and staffed to treat severely injured patients and are increasingly burdened by cases involving less-serious injury. Yet, a cost evaluation of the Field Triage national guideline has never been performed...
  14. pmc Cost savings from assertive community treatment services in an era of declining psychiatric inpatient use
    Eric P Slade
    Capitol Healthcare, Network VISN 5 Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, U S Department of Veterans Affairs, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Health Serv Res 48:195-217. 2013
    To assess, during a period of decreasing psychiatric inpatient utilization, cost savings from Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) programs for individuals with severe mental illnesses.
  15. ncbi How do smokers control their cigarette expenditures?
    Victoria M White
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, Australia
    Nicotine Tob Res 7:625-35. 2005
    ..00 US dollars/month. Whereas price-minimizing strategies appeared to save money, cutting consumption could save even more. Thus further substantial tax increases would likely have the desired effect...
  16. doi Decreased hospital stay and significant cost savings after routine use of prophylactic gastrostomy for high-risk patients with head and neck cancer receiving chemoradiotherapy at a tertiary cancer institution
    Brett G M Hughes
    Department of Medical Oncology, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Head Neck 35:436-42. 2013
    ..These guidelines recommended a prophylactic gastrostomy and were actively implemented at our institution in January 2007. This study assesses the effect of this policy change on patient outcomes...
  17. doi Cost savings associated with prohibiting smoking in U.S. subsidized housing
    Brian A King
    Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, MS K 50, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Prev Med 44:631-4. 2013
    ..During 2009-2010, approximately 7.1 million individuals lived in subsidized housing in the U.S., a large proportion of which were children, elderly, or disabled...
  18. pmc Cost savings associated with testing of antibodies, antigens, and nucleic acids for diagnosis of acute HIV infection
    Maile Y Karris
    Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 50:1874-8. 2012
    ..These findings support the use of more sensitive assays, like NAT, in HIV screening of populations with a high prevalence of acute HIV infection...
  19. doi ICU early physical rehabilitation programs: financial modeling of cost savings
    Robert K Lord
    Outcomes After Critical Illness and Surgery OACIS Group, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Crit Care Med 41:717-24. 2013
    To evaluate the potential annual net cost savings of implementing an ICU early rehabilitation program.
  20. doi A nationwide study on generic medicines substitution practices of Australian community pharmacists and patient acceptance
    Chee Ping Chong
    Discipline of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Minden, Penang, Malaysia
    Health Policy 99:139-48. 2011
    ..This study evaluated Australian community pharmacists' rate of generic medicine substitution, patient acceptance of generic substitution and cost-savings achieved for patients from substitution...
  21. ncbi Cost savings associated with using immunization information systems for Vaccines for Children administrative tasks
    Diana L Bartlett
    Immunization Services Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 13:559-66. 2007
    Our objective was to investigate the potential cost savings of immunization information systems (IIS) in performing some administrative tasks associated with the federal Vaccines for Children (VFC) program at the state and practice levels...
  22. doi Prevention of adverse drug events and cost savings associated with PharmD interventions in an academic Level I trauma center: an evidence-based approach
    Susan Hamblin
    Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 73:1484-90. 2012
    ..This study was conducted to identify adverse drug events prevented by the clinical pharmacy team and to determine the net cost savings associated with their input on a multidisciplinary trauma service.
  23. ncbi Quality improvement and cost savings after implementation of the Leapfrog intensive care unit physician staffing standard at a community teaching hospital
    Amay Parikh
    UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
    Crit Care Med 40:2754-9. 2012
    ..A theoretical model of the cost-effectiveness of intensive care unit physician staffing patterns has also been published, but no study has examined the actual cost vs. cost savings of such a program.
  24. doi Ferric gluconate treatment provides cost savings in patients with high ferritin and low transferrin saturation
    Laura T Pizzi
    Department of Health Policy, Doris N Grandon Center for Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Kidney Int 74:1588-95. 2008
    ..Our study shows that treatment of patients with high ferritin and low transferrin saturation levels, as defined in DRIVE, with sodium ferric gluconate complex and epoetin resulted in significant savings compared to epoetin alone...
  25. doi A cost savings approach to SPRED1 mutational analysis in individuals at risk for neurofibromatosis type 1
    Talia M Muram
    Department of Pathology, University of Utah, Utah, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 161:467-72. 2013
    ..Therefore it is important that "when to test decisions" remain a physician/patient discussion, as individual benefits may be greatest at a different age than when it is most cost efficient...
  26. pmc Medication nonadherence in diabetes: longitudinal effects on costs and potential cost savings from improvement
    Leonard E Egede
    Center for Disease Prevention and Health Interventions for Diverse Populations, Ralph H Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    Diabetes Care 35:2533-9. 2012
    ..To examine the longitudinal effects of medication nonadherence (MNA) on key costs and estimate potential savings from increased adherence using a novel methodology that accounts for shared correlation among cost categories...
  27. doi Evaluation of cost savings with ferric carboxymaltose in anemia treatment through its impact on erythropoiesis-stimulating agents and blood transfusion: French healthcare payer perspective
    Elisabeth Luporsi
    INSERM, Centre d Investigations Cliniques 9501, CHU Nancy and Nancy Université, Vandoeuvre les Nancy, France
    J Med Econ 15:225-32. 2012
    ....
  28. doi Education and empowerment of the nursing assistant: validating their important role in skin care and pressure ulcer prevention, and demonstrating productivity enhancement and cost savings
    Lynn Howe
    Healthstream, Inc, Nashville, TN, USA
    Adv Skin Wound Care 21:275-81. 2008
    ..Part B addresses productivity enhancement and cost savings experienced because of changing bathing and incontinence care products and procedures.
  29. ncbi Total joint arthroplasty cost savings with a rapid recovery protocol in a military medical center
    David M Doman
    Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, USA
    Mil Med 177:64-9. 2012
    ..9 days (p < 0.001) in the rapid recovery group, resulting in average cost savings of $1,511 (p < 0...
  30. ncbi Cost savings associated with increased RN staffing in acute care hospitals: simulation exercise
    Tatyana A Shamliyan
    Minnesota Evidence based Practice Center, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Nurs Econ 27:302-14, 331. 2009
    ..Hospitals do not experience sufficient monetary benefit from reduced length of stay corresponding to an increased RN staffing. Policy decisions about RN staffing should include cost-utility analyses...
  31. ncbi Assisted reproductive technology: public funding and the voluntary shift to single embryo transfer in Australia
    Georgina M Chambers
    Perinatal and Reproductive Epidemiology Research Unit, School of Women s and Children s Health, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 195:594-8. 2011
    To calculate cost savings to the Australian federal and state governments from the reduction in twin and triplet birth rates for infants conceived by assisted reproductive technology (ART) since 2002, and to determine the number of ART ..
  32. ncbi Controlling use of antimicrobials in a community teaching hospital
    Carla Philmon
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Pharmacy, and Laboratory, Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, TX 75231, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:239-44. 2006
    ..To test the hypothesis that antibiotic use could be controlled or improved in a community teaching hospital, with improvement defined as reductions in overall use, overall cost, and antimicrobial resistance...
  33. doi Accountable care organizations: the case for flexible partnerships between health plans and providers
    Jeff Goldsmith
    University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 30:32-40. 2011
    ..Health plans would then be encouraged to provide logistical and analytic support to providers in managing health costs in these categories...
  34. ncbi Exploring the costs of a limited public sector antiretroviral treatment programme in South Africa
    Andrew Boulle
    School of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Cape Town
    S Afr Med J 92:811-7. 2002
    ..This study seeks to explore the impact of these programme choices at an individual level, as well as explore the total cost of a rationed national public sector antiretroviral treatment programme...
  35. ncbi Cost savings of home nocturnal versus conventional in-center hemodialysis
    Philip A McFarlane
    Home Dialysis, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Kidney Int 62:2216-22. 2002
    ..We hypothesized that HNHD would provide more dialysis treatments at a lower total cost than IHD...
  36. doi The impact of introducing patient co-payments in Germany on the use of IVF and ICSI: a price-elasticity of demand assessment
    M P Connolly
    Unit of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Department of Pharmacy, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Hum Reprod 24:2796-800. 2009
    ..In 2004 German health authorities introduced a 50% co-payment for patients, in an effort to save cost. We explored the impact of this pricing policy on the utilization of reproductive treatments in Germany...
  37. doi Lifestyle intervention: from cost savings to value for money
    David R Rappange
    Department of Health Policy and Management and Institute for Medical Technology Assessment, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Public Health (Oxf) 32:440-7. 2010
    ..However, prevention may still be a cost-effective way to improve public health, even when it does not result in cost savings, but this should be judged taking all future costs into account and be based on the true value for money ..
  38. doi The costs of HIV antiretroviral therapy adherence programs and impact on health care utilization
    Stephanie L Sansom
    US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 22:131-8. 2008
    ..IACM was associated with a significant decrease in hospital days compared to SOC and was cost saving when program costs were compared to savings in health care utilization...
  39. ncbi Rotavirus diarrhea disease burden in Peru: the need for a rotavirus vaccine and its potential cost savings
    P Ehrenkranz
    Emory University, School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 10:240-8. 2001
    OBJECTIVE: To assess the disease burden of rotavirus diarrhea in Peru as well the need for and the potential cost savings with a rotavirus vaccine in that country...
  40. pmc Calculation of direct antiretroviral treatment costs and potential cost savings by using generics in the German HIV ClinSurv cohort
    Matthias Stoll
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Medical University, Hanover, Germany
    PLoS ONE 6:e23946. 2011
    ..The second aim was to develop potential cost saving strategies by modelling different treatment scenarios...
  41. pmc Reducing community dyspepsia drug costs: a controlled trial
    R M Valori
    Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucestershire, UK
    Gut 49:495-501. 2001
    ....
  42. doi Cost savings associated with post-thyroidectomy parathyroid hormone levels
    Valerie Cote
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 138:204-8. 2008
    ..STUDY DESIGN, SUBJECTS, AND METHODS: This retrospective study involved 270 thyroidectomy patients (2004-2006). PTH and calcium levels, length of admission, supplementation, and rates of hypocalcemia were recorded...
  43. ncbi Cost savings for a preferred provider organization population with multi-condition disease management: evaluating program impact using predictive modeling with a control group
    Michael S Cousins
    Health Management Corporation, 6800 Paragon Place, Richmond, VA 23260, USA
    Dis Manag 6:207-17. 2003
    ..The purpose of this evaluation was to examine the cost savings associated with Health Management Corporation's disease management program for asthma, diabetes, and coronary ..
  44. ncbi Hospitalists and improved cost savings in patients with bacterial pneumonia at a state level
    Danielle B Scheurer
    Department of Internal Medicine, Hospitalist Program, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    South Med J 98:607-10. 2005
    In the hospitalist literature, most studies have focused on outcomes related to cost savings for individual hospital systems. This study sought to determine if hospitalists could improve cost savings at a state level.
  45. doi Cost effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccination among Dutch infants: economic analysis of the seven valent pneumococcal conjugated vaccine and forecast for the 10 valent and 13 valent vaccines
    Mark H Rozenbaum
    Unit of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Department of Pharmacy, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
    BMJ 340:c2509. 2010
    ....
  46. pmc Cost-effectiveness of male circumcision for HIV prevention in a South African setting
    James G Kahn
    Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America
    PLoS Med 3:e517. 2006
    ..The objective of this study is to present the first cost-effectiveness analysis of the use of MC as an intervention to reduce the spread of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa...
  47. ncbi Estimated financial savings associated with health information exchange and ambulatory care referral
    Mark E Frisse
    Vanderbilt Center for Better Health, 3401 West End Avenue, Suite 290, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    J Biomed Inform 40:S27-32. 2007
    ..These projections support the case for the financial viability of regional health information exchanges and motivate participation of hospitals and ambulatory care organizations-particularly in urban settings...
  48. ncbi Effectiveness of a back pain prevention program: a cluster randomized controlled trial in an occupational setting
    Helma Ijzelenberg
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:711-9. 2007
    ..A cluster randomized controlled trial and economic evaluation with a 12-month follow-up and with work department as the unit of randomization...
  49. ncbi A randomized, controlled trial of clinical information shared from another institution
    J Marc Overhage
    Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 39:14-23. 2002
    ..We demonstrate the feasibility and potential value of increased access to patients' clinical information from another hospital while they are receiving care in the emergency department...
  50. doi A quantitative assessment of the risks and cost savings of forgoing histologic examination of diminutive polyps
    W R Kessler
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, USA
    Endoscopy 43:683-91. 2011
    ..This study aimed to quantify the expected costs and outcomes of removing diminutive polyps without subsequent pathologic assessment...
  51. ncbi A hospitalwide intervention program to optimize the quality of antibiotic use: impact on prescribing practice, antibiotic consumption, cost savings, and bacterial resistance
    Carlos Bantar
    Committee for Prevention and Control of Nosocomial Infection, Hospital San Martin, Parana, Entre Rios, Argentina
    Clin Infect Dis 37:180-6. 2003
    ..Sustained reduction of drug consumption was shown during the study (R2=0.6885; P=.01). Total cost savings was 913,236 US dollars...
  52. doi Do people regard cheaper medicines effective? Population survey on public opinion of generic substitution in Finland
    Reeta Heikkilä
    Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Pharmacy, Social Pharmacy, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 20:185-91. 2011
    ..We aimed to study the opinions and attitudes of Finnish people about GS five years after it was introduced, the reasons for substituting and what people think about generic medicines...
  53. ncbi Changes in antibiotic use, cost and consumption after an antibiotic restriction policy applied by infectious disease specialists
    Zulal Ozkurt
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Ataturk University Medical School, Erzurum, Turkey
    Jpn J Infect Dis 58:338-43. 2005
    ..5%, and the savings were US$332,000 per year. This restriction policy was effective in promoting rational antibiotic prescription and lowering antibiotic cost and consumption in our hospital...
  54. ncbi Estimated healthcare savings associated with adequate dairy food intake
    David A McCarron
    Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, USA
    Am J Hypertens 17:88-97. 2004
    ..From the calculated annual impact, we generated first-year and fifth-year healthcare cost savings that would accrue if adult Americans simply increased their intake of dairy foods to the currently recommended ..
  55. doi A new method for examining the cost savings of reducing COPD exacerbations
    Douglas W Mapel
    Lovelace Clinic Foundation, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106 4264, USA
    Pharmacoeconomics 28:733-49. 2010
    ..Some treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can reduce exacerbations, and thus could have a favourable impact on overall healthcare costs...
  56. doi Use of generic antiretroviral agents and cost savings in PEPFAR treatment programs
    Charles B Holmes
    Office of the US Global AIDS Coordinator, US Department of State, Washington, DC 20522 2920, USA
    JAMA 304:313-20. 2010
    ....
  57. ncbi The total lifetime health cost savings of smoking cessation to society
    Susanne R Rasmussen
    DSI Danish Institute for Health Services Research, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Eur J Public Health 15:601-6. 2005
    ..However, ex-smokers' total lifetime health costs and continuing smokers' costs remain uncompared, and hence the economic savings of smoking cessation to society have not been determined...
  58. doi Automated monitoring of hemodialysis adequacy by dialysis machines: potential benefits to patients and cost savings
    John T Daugirdas
    Department of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60612 7323, USA
    Kidney Int 78:833-5. 2010
    ..No disposables or reagents are required. Cost may be reduced by reducing the need for blood sampling and laboratory analysis...
  59. pmc Impact of reference-based pricing for angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors on drug utilization
    Sebastian Schneeweiss
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass, USA
    CMAJ 166:737-45. 2002
    ..The objective of this study was to analyze the effect of reference-based pricing of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors on drug utilization, cost savings and potential substitution with other medication classes.
  60. ncbi Long-term antibiotic cost savings from a comprehensive intervention program in a medical department of a university-affiliated teaching hospital
    Sigmund Rüttimann
    Department of Internal Medicine, Kantonsspital Schaffhausen, Switzerland
    Clin Infect Dis 38:348-56. 2004
    ..This comprehensive intervention program, which aimed to reduce antibiotic consumption and costs, was highly successful and had long-lasting effects...
  61. ncbi Cost savings with implementation of PNA FISH testing for identification of Candida albicans in blood cultures
    Barbara D Alexander
    Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3035, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 54:277-82. 2006
    ..Incorporating the C. albicans PNA FISH test as part of the initial identification algorithm for yeasts recovered from blood can result in substantial savings for hospitals...
  62. pmc Cost savings from the provision of specific methods of contraception in a publicly funded program
    Diana Greene Foster
    Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:446-51. 2009
    ..We examined the cost-effectiveness of contraceptive methods dispensed in 2003 to 955,000 women in Family PACT (Planning, Access, Care and Treatment), California's publicly funded family planning program...
  63. ncbi Is fenofibrate a cost-saving treatment for middle-aged individuals with type II diabetes? An economic analysis of the FIELD Study
    Melinda Carrington
    Baker Heart Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Cardiol 127:51-6. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the impact of fenofibrate therapy on health care costs in middle-aged patients with type II diabetes at high risk of future cardiovascular events...
  64. ncbi Fetal alcohol syndrome prevention: annual and cumulative cost savings
    Marilyn G Klug
    Department of Pediatrics, North Dakota Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Center, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 501 N Columbia Road, Grand Forks, ND 58203, USA
    Neurotoxicol Teratol 25:763-5. 2003
    ..However, several prevention strategies are available. In this paper, we examine the potential cost savings from prevention of one case of FAS each year in the state of North Dakota...
  65. pmc Cost savings with rapid diagnostic tests for malaria in low-transmission areas: evidence from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Joshua Yukich
    Department of International Health and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2200 TB46, New Orleans, LA 70112 2715, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 83:61-8. 2010
    ..002). The RDTs reduced drug costs in this setting but did not offset the cost of the tests, although they also resulted in non-monetary benefits, including improved management of patients and increased compliance with test results...
  66. ncbi Are there time and cost savings by using telemanagement for patients on intensified insulin therapy? A randomised, controlled trial
    Eberhard Biermann
    Institute for Diabetes Research, Kolner Platz 1, 80804 Munich, Germany
    Comput Methods Programs Biomed 69:137-46. 2002
    ..This study focuses on the fiscal and administrative aspects of telemanagement, which was used to establish a supervised autonomy of patients on intensified insulin therapy...
  67. ncbi Estimated cost savings of increased use of intravenous tissue plasminogen activator for acute ischemic stroke in Canada
    Todd R Yip
    Stroke 38:1952-5. 2007
    ..We sought to identify the extent of tPA use in Canadian medical centers and the potential savings associated with increased use nationally and by province...
  68. ncbi Clinical efficacy, tolerability, and cost savings associated with the use of open-label metronidazole plus ceftriaxone once daily compared with ticarcillin/clavulanate every 6 hours as empiric treatment for diabetic lower-extremity infections in older mal
    Patrick G Clay
    Department of Pharmacy Practice, University of Missouri Kansas City School of Pharmacy, Kansas City, MO 64108 2792, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 2:181-9. 2004
    ..Infections of the lower extremities can range from superficial cellulitis to ulcerative, deep soft-tissue infections to osteomyelitis that necessitates some degree of amputation...
  69. ncbi A cost-minimization analysis of the societal costs of realtime teledermatology compared with conventional care: results from a randomized controlled trial in New Zealand
    M A Loane
    Centre for Online Health, University of Queensland, Australia
    J Telemed Telecare 7:233-8. 2001
    ..From a societal viewpoint, and assuming an equal outcome, teledermatology was a more cost-efficient use of resources than conventional hospital care...
  70. doi Preventing chronic disease: an important investment, but don't count on cost savings
    Louise B Russell
    Institute for Health and Department of Economics, Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:42-5. 2009
    ..Careful choices about frequency, groups to target, and component costs can increase the likelihood that interventions will be highly cost-effective or even cost-saving...
  71. ncbi The global impact of scaling up HIV/AIDS prevention programs in low- and middle-income countries
    John Stover
    Futures Group Constella, Glastonbury, CT 06033, USA
    Science 311:1474-6. 2006
    ..Thus, greater spending on prevention now would not only prevent more than half the new infections that would occur from 2005 to 2015 but would actually produce a net financial saving as future costs for treatment and care are averted...
  72. pmc Potential cost savings with terrestrial rabies control
    Sergio Recuenco
    Zoonoses Program, Bureau of Communicable Diseases Control, New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York 12237, USA
    BMC Public Health 7:47. 2007
    ..As an initial quantification of the potential cost savings for a control program, the collection of selected rabies cost data was pilot tested for five counties in New ..
  73. ncbi Potential cost savings by telemedicine-assisted long-term care of implantable cardioverter defibrillator recipients
    Laurent Fauchier
    Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Trousseau, Tours, France
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 28:S255-9. 2005
    ..This study examined the potential cost savings for the long-term care of ICD assisted by HM...
  74. ncbi The savings gained from participation in health promotion programs for Medicare beneficiaries
    Ronald J Ozminkowski
    Health and Productivity Research, Thomson Medstat and the Institute for Health and Productivity Studies, Cornell University, 777 East Eisenhower Parkway 903R, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 48:1125-32. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to estimate savings to Medicare associated with participation in one or more health promotion programs offered to 59,324 retirees from a large employer and their aged dependents...
  75. ncbi Reduction in hospitalisation following pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with COPD
    Nola Cecins
    Physiotherapy Department, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Hospital Avenue, Nedlands, Perth, WA 6009, Australia
    Aust Health Rev 32:415-22. 2008
    ..This study quantified outcomes of a PR program over a 6-year period and determined the effects of PR on hospitalisation...
  76. ncbi Evaluation of the cost savings and clinical outcomes of switching patients from atorvastatin to simvastatin and losartan to candesartan in a Primary Care setting
    J A Usher-Smith
    University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Cambridge, UK
    Int J Clin Pract 61:15-23. 2007
    ..study was carried out in a Primary Care practice in the UK to assess the clinical and practical implications, cost savings and patients' perspective of switching to generic drugs...
  77. pmc Cost savings associated with improving appropriate and reducing inappropriate preventive care: cost-consequences analysis
    William Hogg
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:20. 2005
    ....
  78. pmc Time and cost savings in arthroscopic subacromial decompression: the use of bipolar versus monopolar radiofrequency
    Mohammed A Diab
    Orthopaedic and Trauma Department, Dorset County Hospital, William s Ave, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 2EB, UK
    Int Orthop 33:175-9. 2009
    ..0001) and an average cost saving of pound 83 (euro 111) per case (P < 0.003), compared to monopolar RF. Bipolar RF is the instrument of choice in arthroscopic shoulder surgery, as it saves time and money...
  79. pmc The costs and potential savings of a novel telepaediatric service in Queensland
    Anthony C Smith
    Centre for Online Health, University of Queensland, Level 3 Foundation Building, Royal Children s Hospital, Herston, Brisbane, Queensland, 4029, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:35. 2007
    ..There are few cost-minimisation studies in telemedicine. We have compared the actual costs of providing a telepaediatric service to the potential costs if patients had travelled to see the specialist in person...
  80. ncbi Cost savings from use of emergency contraceptive pills in Australia
    James Trussell
    Office of Population Research, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 45:308-11. 2005
    ..Emergency contraception, which prevents pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse, has the potential to reduce significantly the incidence of unintended pregnancy and the consequent need for abortion and to reduce medical care costs...
  81. ncbi Health spending projections through 2016: modest changes obscure part D's impact
    John A Poisal
    National Health Statistics Group, Office of the Actuary, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:w242-53. 2007
    ..5 percent in 2006. Medicare prescription drug coverage has dramatically changed the distribution of drug spending among payers, but the net effect on aggregate spending is anticipated to be small...
  82. ncbi Could a policy of provision of hip protectors to elderly nursing home residents result in cost savings in acute hip fracture care? The case of Ontario, Canada
    A M Sawka
    Division of Endocrinology and Department of Medicine, University Health Network and University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Osteoporos Int 18:819-27. 2007
    ..We estimated the overall healthcare cost savings from a hypothetical strategy of provision of hip protectors to elderly nursing home residents in Ontario, ..
  83. ncbi Net health plan savings from reference pricing for angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in elderly British Columbia residents
    Sebastian Schneeweiss
    Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02120, USA
    Med Care 42:653-60. 2004
    ..Critics argued that drug plan savings are offset by administrative costs and increased spending on other health services...
  84. ncbi Assessment of patient satisfaction with a formulary switch from omeprazole to lansoprazole in gastroesophageal reflux disease maintenance therapy
    L J Condra
    Department of Pharmacy, Veteran Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, CA 92161, USA
    Am J Manag Care 5:631-8. 1999
    ....
  85. ncbi Medical cost savings associated with 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate
    Jennifer L Bailit
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 196:219.e1-7. 2007
    ..This study was undertaken to assess the impact of 17 alpha hydroxyprogesterone caproate treatment on future medical costs for expectant mothers with a prior spontaneous preterm birth...
  86. ncbi Socio-economic impact of antiretroviral treatment in HIV patients. An economic review of cost savings after introduction of HAART
    Teresa Gonzalo
    Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Maranon, Madrid, Spain
    AIDS Rev 11:79-90. 2009
    ....
  87. doi Referral of nonurgent children from the emergency department to general practice: compliance and cost savings
    Mirjam van Veen
    Department of Paediatrics, Erasmus MC Sophia Children s Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Emerg Med 19:14-9. 2012
    ..To evaluate compliance and costs of referral of nonurgent children, who present at the emergency department, to the general practitioner cooperative (GPC)...
  88. doi Development of a budget-impact model to quantify potential cost savings from prescription opioids designed to deter abuse or ease of extraction
    Alan G White
    Analysis Group, Inc, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Appl Health Econ Health Policy 7:61-70. 2009
    ..As well as public health and safety benefits, use of an abuse-deterrent/resistant RxO (ADO) that may deter abuse, dependence and misuse could also generate cost savings.
  89. ncbi Cost savings from peritoneal dialysis therapy time extension using icodextrin
    David W Johnson
    Peritoneal Dialysis Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    Adv Perit Dial 19:81-5. 2003
    ..Icodextrin prolongs PD technique survival in patients with RFO, permitting them to continue on their preferred therapy. In Australia, that practice is highly cost-effective, particularly in individuals with UFF...
  90. doi The impact of publicly funded family planning clinic services on unintended pregnancies and government cost savings
    Jennifer J Frost
    Guttmacher Institute, 125 Maiden Lane, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10038, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 19:778-96. 2008
    ..3 billion). Thus, public expenditures for family planning care not only help women to achieve their childbearing goals, but they also save public dollars: Our calculations indicate that for every $1 spent, $4.02 is saved...
  91. pmc Assessing the costs and benefits of an oral vaccine for raccoon rabies: a possible model
    M I Meltzer
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 2:343-9. 1996
    ..Further, cost savings must be adjusted to match the stages of an epizootic: pre-epizootic, epizootic, and post-epizootic...
  92. ncbi New technologies and potential cost savings related to morbidity and mortality reduction in Class III/IV heart failure patients in Canada
    Judith D Bentkover
    Innovative Health Solutions, 1330 Beacon Street, Suite 316, Brookline, MA 02446, USA
    Int J Cardiol 88:33-41. 2003
    ..This study evaluates costs associated with current management of Class III/IV heart failure and potential savings if morbidity and mortality are reduced...
  93. ncbi Determining cost savings from attempted cephalic version in an inner city delivering population
    E K Adams
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Health Care Manag Sci 3:185-92. 2000
    ..Sensitivity analysis showed, however, that the savings may be as low as $906. Multivariate analysis confirmed the independent effect of attempting ECV on the probability of Cesarean delivery...
  94. ncbi Estimating long-term cost savings from treatment of Alzheimer's disease. A modelling approach
    P Fenn
    The Business School, University of Nottingham, England
    Pharmacoeconomics 16:165-74. 1999
    This paper puts forward a proposal for a modelling approach to the estimation of long term cost savings from the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD).
  95. ncbi Safety and cost savings of endovascular procedures: are outpatient interventions feasible when combined with open surgery?
    Joseph V Lombardi
    Section of Vascular Surgery, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
    Vasc Endovascular Surg 36:231-5. 2002
    ..endovascular procedures, especially when performed in combination with open minor vascular surgery, significant cost savings can be realized without sacrificing patient safety...
  96. ncbi The potential of pill splitting to achieve cost savings
    Randall S Stafford
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Am J Manag Care 8:706-12. 2002
    ..for which pill splitting is clinically appropriate and cost saving, to present data from a commercial managed care population on current pill-splitting practices, and to estimate additional cost savings from extended use of this strategy.
  97. ncbi Cost savings from universal newborn hearing screening
    Scott D Grosse
    Pediatrics 118:844-5; author reply 845-6. 2006
  98. ncbi Cost savings from emergency contraceptive pills in Canada
    J Trussell
    Office of Population Research, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 97:789-93. 2001
    To estimate cost savings from emergency contraceptive pills in Canada.
  99. ncbi An economic evaluation of community water fluoridation
    S O Griffin
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Oral Health, Surveillance, Investigations and Research Branch, 4770 Buford Highway, MSF10, Chamblee, GA 30341, USA
    J Public Health Dent 61:78-86. 2001
    The purpose of this research was to assess the local cost savings resulting from community water fluoridation, given current exposure levels to other fluoride sources.
  100. ncbi Readers' and author's responses to "We all need healthcare; who needs 'insurance'?"
    Patrick Martin
    MedGenMed 9:13; author reply 13. 2007

Research Grants83

  1. Natural History and Prevention of Viral Hepatitis Among Alaska Natives
    BRIAN JAMES MCMAHON; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..hepatitis A or hepatitis B vaccines can result in both safety from exposure to these viruses and healthcare cost savings. Understanding the influence of clinical interventions can provide new diagnostic tools for chronic viral ..
  2. Transforming PCI Informed Consent into an Evidence-based Decision-making Tool
    John A Spertus; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We will then estimate the cost-savings associated with more rational BAT use to test the hypothesis that PRISM will improve the cost-effectiveness of PCI. ..
  3. Improving Patient Safety: Context and Nurses'Work Processes for Pressure Ulcers
    Lynn M Soban; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..and developing strategies to decrease ulcers could increase quality of life and result in substantial cost savings. Weaknesses: * The proposal still does not include data about the incidence of pressure ulcers in acute medical ..
  4. Salivary-based Bone-loss Marker Detection Platform for Point-of-Care Screening
    MANAL BESHAY; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Significant cost savings will be realized in the reduction of osteoporosis-related fractures and associated treatment.
  5. Novel Phosphate Binder: Effects on Hyperphosphatemia, Vascular Calcification & Bo
    DEANNA J contact NELSON; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Pi binders by extending the time of useful calcium-based phosphate binder therapy, thereby enabling a cost savings estimated at over $1 billion a year...
  6. Fully Biodegradable Polymersome-encapsulated Hemoglobin as a Novel Nanoparticle-b
    PAIMAN PETER GHOROGHCHIAN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Significant additional advantages will be a tremendous cost savings to the health care system in reduced operating costs, as well as enormous job creation and economic stimulus.
  7. Using Mixed Reality to build peer resistance skills in Latina middle schoolers
    ANNE E contact NORRIS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..A delay in initiation until after middle school could have considerable cost savings given the positive association between age at first intercourse and use of contraceptives, and the costs ..
  8. Volumetric Perfusion MRI of Liver Tumors to Detect Early Response to Chemotherapy
    Scott B Reeder; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..identifying tumors that will not respond to these drugs, their toxic side effects are avoided, and tremendous cost savings can be realized (eg. sorafenib costs ~$4000/month)...
  9. Economic Consequences of Advanced Testing for Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease
    Leslee J Shaw; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..For example, models that indicate a sizeable cost savings for strategies guided by Hs-CRP or CAC results may be optimistic and fail to consider the untoward consequences ..
  10. Molecular Profiles and Lifestyle Factors in Breast Cancer Prognosis
    Bette J Caan; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This study will achieve tremendous cost savings by examining the proposed questions within two existing cohort of cancer survivors for whom post diagnosis data ..
  11. Kidney Donor Outcomes Cohort (KDOC) Study
    James R Rodrigue; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..its outcomes for recipients are superior to those of deceased donor transplantation, and it yields significant cost savings to the healthcare system overall...
  12. Long-acting EPO analog for treating anemia associated with chronic kidney disease
    GEORGE NORBERT COX; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..of EPO required per patient, improve patient safety, compliance and quality of life, and result in considerable cost savings to patients and healthcare providers...
  13. Continuous Oxygen Monitor for Patients on Long-Term Oxygen Therapy (COMPLY)
    B Eugene Parker; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..substantial both to COPD patients (in terms of morbidity and mortality) and to society (in terms of healthcare cost savings)...
  14. Micro-patterned surfaces for reducing the risk of catheter-associated UTI
    SHRAVANTHI REDDY; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..stage for providing a much-needed tool for clinicians/hospitals to improve patient care and reap significant cost savings with the reduced burden of infection enabled by the Sharklet Foley catheter...
  15. RRSS #1 - Evaluation of Process Efficiency in the Task of Case Consolidation with
    Kevin Ward; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The new improved process is documented and mapped. It is at this point that potential cost savings should be assigned to the improved process if possible...
  16. Comparative Effectiveness of Dialysis Modalities
    Rajnish Mehrotra; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  17. Daily Mouth Care to Prevent Pneumonia in Nursing Homes: A Systems-Level Approach
    Sheryl Zimmerman; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We expect this project to result in a pragmatic, system-level, comprehensive mouth care program that can be widely adopted and sustained and which will result in fewer episodes of pneumonia and related cost savings.
  18. Novel Anti-infective and Anti-thrombotic Micro-patterned Central Venous Catheter
    SHRAVANTHI REDDY; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..of a new Sharklet CVC that will allow clinicians/hospitals to improve patient care and reap significant cost savings by substantially reducing the major burden of nosocomial infections and in-hospital mortality due to thrombosis...
  19. Ecological Analysis of Activity, Eating, &Weight in Adolescents
    James F Sallis; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Building on funded studies in the same regions creates substantial cost savings. The proposed study is based on a specific ecological model, emphasizes objective measurement, targets an at-..
  20. Stress-induced poor sleep: Sex differences, vulnerability &resilience factors
    Elissa S Epel; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The proposed study answers unique and novel questions about the stress- sleep cycle with remarkable cost savings and efficiency by piggybacking onto the large longitudinal R01 study...
  21. A Novel Device for Managing Hypervolemia in CHF Patients
    Mohamed E Labib; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Reducing the number of these emergency hospitalizations would undoubtedly be a major cost savings for the Medicare-funded End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and CHF treatments...
  22. A diagnostic instrument to manage hemostasis in chronic liver disease
    Francesco Viola; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..While improved management of hemostasis can resolve in improved patients care and substantial cost savings, this task currently remains suboptimal due to the many limitations of available diagnostic tests...
  23. A National Consortium to Explore the Genotypic Basis for ESRD in Lupus
    Robert P Kimberly; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..and are poised to identify genetic risk factors, leading to strategies for ESRD reduction, which would enable substantial cost savings and reduction in morbidity and mortality as it reduces ethnic disparities in health outcomes.
  24. Noninvasive Measurement Of Strain And Mechanical Properties In Tendons/Ligaments
    Ray Vanderby; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..of the MRI diagnoses could have been made with ultrasound, and if appropriately substituted, could result in cost savings of nearly $7 billion over the next 14 years...
  25. Enhanced Provision of Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention, Rakai, Uganda
    Ronald H Gray; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..A stochastic simulation model will be used to project infections averted and cost savings over 10 years...
  26. Oral paclitaxel solubilized and bioenhanced by food compound for cancer therapy
    Zhijun Liu; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..g., nausea, hypersensitivity reactions) and significant cost savings. However, an oral PTX medication suffers due to low absorption and potential gastrointestinal toxicity from ..
  27. Multiple Antigen Point-of-Care Device for Improved Syphilis Diagnosis
    Michael J Lochhead; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Such a system presents an opportunity for enormous cost savings in limited resource settings, where a multiplicity of manual, single-pathogen rapid tests will become costly ..
  28. Project CLEAR - Changing Lives by Eradicating Antibiotic Resistance
    Susan S Huang; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Finally, we will assess the medical and non-medical costs associated with MRSA infection and quantify potential cost savings attributable to decolonization...
  29. EVALUATION OF THE FREQUENCY OF VISUAL FIELD TESTING IN OCULAR HYPERTENSIVES
    Steven M Kymes; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The consequences of a delay in case identification will be weighed against the cost savings from less frequent office visits and procedures by incorporating the probability of the delay into the OHTS ..
  30. Colorectal Neoplasia in SELECT Participants
    M PETER LANCE; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..and CCPPP infrastructure will be utilized for all data collection and analyses, with consequent substantial cost savings. A unique aspect of the proposed study of colorectal neoplasia (CRAs and CRCs) in SELECT participants is the ..
  31. Rapid, Near-Transfusion Test for Bacteria in Platelet Units
    ANDREW E LEVIN; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..The added shelf life will increase platelet inventories and lead to cost savings by eliminating the requirement to dispose of otherwise viable platelet units that have reached the 5-day ..
  32. CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF GASTROINTESTINAL CANCERS
    Lopa Mishra; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The cores will enable efficient cooperation and cost savings essential for all the research projects...
  33. Decreasing Calories, Fat & Sodium in Restaurant Meals for Widespread Industry Ado
    Esther P Hill; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..reduction as a result of the menu item modifications (found to be acceptable through the testing) and (5) cost savings to the restaurants...
  34. Ear Canal Optical Coherent Tomography System
    PAUL SHNITSER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Manufacturing cost savings will be achieved through reduction of the shell re-work to obtain a perfect fit into the ear canal...
  35. Evaluation, Validation, and Implementation of Acoustic Droplet Ejector Technology
    Martin E Adelson; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..test results to improve human health, numerous internal benefits would be achievable such as significant cost savings due to a miniaturization process and improved environmental policies from decreased plastic consumption...
  36. Depressive symptoms and 30-day unplanned hospital readmission in older adults
    Jennifer Albrecht; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..discharge planning resources to those who will benefit the most and represents an opportunity for considerable cost savings to the healthcare system...
  37. Development of a forced air add-on attachment for rocket stoves in Kenya capable
    NATHAN LORENZ; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The ability of the technology to be deployed on numerous preexisting wood burning stoves provides a cost savings to the end user by removing the need to purchase an entirely new stove...
  38. Biomechanics of Leukocytes and Molecular Imaging Agents
    MICHAEL BRANDEAU LAWRENCE; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Since ultrasound is the most economical of the modern imaging modalities, cost savings in health care can also be expected from the proposed research.
  39. Chemoprevention of IBD-Associated Colon Cancer
    Laura P Hale; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..preventing colon cancer would be of great benefit to IBD patients and should ultimately lead to considerable cost savings. Recent animal studies have shown that inhibiting T cell-mediated colon inflammation can decrease the risk of ..
  40. A Comparison of Provider Versus Health Plan Delivered Care Management in Michigan
    Jodi Summers Holtrop; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..to deliver disease management programs to adults with chronic conditions, yet evidence of the effectiveness and cost savings of these programs is lacking...
  41. Clinical Research to Bedside Care: Evidence and Tools for Improving Critical Care
    Gregory J Beilman; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..are provided early and accurately they can result in increased survival, decreased morbidity and overall cost savings. It has also been shown that even well documented and nationally supported guidelines for care are not used ..
  42. Training African American Peers as Patient Navigators for Colon Cancer Screening
    Lina Jandorf; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..of peers in providing health information, 5) research on volunteer-led health education interventions, 6) the cost savings we found in our preliminary research on peer led PN (PPN) for colonoscopy, and 7) our success in promoting ..
  43. Non-contact Diffuse Optical Assessment of Pressure Ulcer and Therapy
    Guoqiang Yu; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..this translational technology project has the potential to significantly advance our understanding of pressure ulcer development and treatment, ultimately leading to significant improvements in human health and substantial cost savings.
  44. IBDPROMISE: A Web-based Patient-centric Model to Improve Quality and Outcomes
    Ashish Atreja; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..abstract_text> ..
  45. Development of a Fiberless Transflectance Noninvasive Glucose Monitor
    Stevan Kun; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Optimizing SMBG with the GI noninvasive fingertip glucometer can lead to improved clinical outcomes and substantial cost savings to the diabetic individual and to the entire health care system.
  46. AN INNOVATIVE ULTRASOUND-BASED PROSPECTIVE-GATING TECHNIQUE FOR CARDIAC COMPUTED
    Srini Tridandapani; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..CCAs that reveal "normal" arteries, and their associated complications, resulting in dramatic healthcare cost savings. More broadly, the potential impact of this US-based gating technique is that it can be applied directly to ..
  47. Engineering the Corneal Wound Bed to Promote Healing
    SARA MICHELLE THOMASY; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..provides a much lower likelihood of cytotoxicity, has a much greater safety margin, and presents significant cost savings in the execution of the therapeutic plan...
  48. Ear Canal Optical Coherence Tomography System
    PAUL SHNITSER; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Manufacturing cost savings will be achieved through reduction of the shell rework to obtain a perfect fit into the ear canal...
  49. Estimating State-Specific Potential Annual Healthcare Cost Savings from Reducing
    YUNHSIN CLAIRE WANG; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..to establish the data and methods repertoire within an analytical model for estimating state-level healthcare cost savings and productivity gains from reducing obesity...
  50. VisualSonics Vevo LAZR Photoacoustic Imaging System
    KATHLEEN BRIDGET BROSNIHAN; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Thus this device will optimize scientific output and minimize numbers of animals needed, resulting in cost savings. This system will be administered by two Centers--The Hypertension and Vascular Research Center (HVRC) and the ..
  51. Continuous Countercurrent Tangential Chromatography
    Oleg Shinkazh; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..of 20,000 L;significant reduction of capital costs (up to 60%) in large-scale operations;significant overall cost savings (up to 75%) for capture chromatography steps...
  52. Improvements in Health Outcomes form Health Insurance Coverage
    BRADLEY JAMES HERRING; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..research project will use spending data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey to produce estimates of the cost savings associated with the improved health outcomes analyzed in the primary set of analyses described above...
  53. Radiosurgery vs lobectomy for temporal lobe epilepsy: Phase 3 Clinical Trial
    Nicholas M Barbaro; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..The study is designed to show that this therapy will improve quality of life for patients with epilepsy with reduced complications and cost-savings. ..
  54. The STOP Study
    Cynthia L Gay; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Study data will be used to evaluate the potential cost savings and ability to detect AHI earlier with the use of new testing strategies, with critical implications for the ..
  55. Tanslating Research into Action for Diabetes (TRIAD) Legacy Study
    Carol M Mangione; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..and depression on out-of-pocket costs, gap entry and adherence to medications;3) To determine the potential cost savings in the Medicare Part D program from generic and therapeutic substitution using data from a 50-state sample of ..
  56. LIFESTYLE REDESIGN FOR PRESSURE ULCER PREVENTION IN SCI
    Florence A Clark; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..of high grade (Stage 3 or 4) pressure ulcers in adults with SCI;(b) assess the cost-effectiveness and potential cost savings of the intervention;(c) examine the intervention's effects on participants'quality of life;and (d) ..
  57. Web Triage as a Critical Patient Portal Function: RCT for Safety and Cost-Savings
    JASON SKOWRONSKI; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Innovative, new features to improve safety and cost savings, including integration with electronic medical records, the Patient Portal, and the triage nurse's ..
  58. Healthy Ideas Exchange
    CHIHHUNG JASON WANG; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..The Exchange, implemented via the Web using Smartphones and tablets (e.g., iPad), will be consistent with the IOM's belief that patient-centeredness should be central to our health care system, rather than a peripheral add-on. ..
  59. Rectal Indomethacin to Prevent of Post-ERCP Pancreatitis in High Risk Patients
    Badih Joseph Elmunzer; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..This may result in a substantial reduction of procedure-related morbidity as well as healthcare cost savings in excess of $75,000,000 annually in the United States...
  60. ALCOHOLIC HEPATITIS PATHOGENESIS AS DETERMINED FROM HUMAN LIVER TISSUE ANALYSIS
    Samuel William French; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..is expected that when the mechanisms involved in alcoholic hepatitis are understood it will be possible to design therapies that are life saving with major cost savings that are currently expended in the treatment of alcoholic hepatitis.
  61. Nutrition and HIV Progression
    Christine A Wanke; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..It would also benefit the health systems, as cost savings would result from a delay in the initiation of HAART...
  62. Preventing Bacterial and Viral Infections among Injection Drug Users
    Michael D Stein; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..and viral infections among IDUs, improving health outcomes for this population and producing health care cost savings. Recruitment of IDUs in the hospital setting broadens the possibility of widespread adoption of this novel ..
  63. Long-acting Growth Hormone for Treating HIV-Associated Adipose Redistribution Syn
    George Cox; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..of GH required per patient, improve patient safety, compliance and quality of life, and result in considerable cost savings to patients and healthcare providers...
  64. Behavioral Health Informatics Capacity-Building in China
    Robert Friedman; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..system to decrease the prevalence of chronic disease and improve its control in both an effective and cost savings manner...
  65. SIMPLIFIED POPULATION SCREENING FOR ADULT HYPOTHYROIDISM
    Edwin Naylor; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..The cost savings for commercial applications is enhanced by the use of the dried blood spotted filter paper specimen since the ..
  66. Nanoliter Lab-on-a-chip for Protein Crystallization
    Vamsee Pamula; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Such low volumes of protein per screening condition translate to significant cost savings in the upstream protein expression and purification...
  67. PICC VERSUS SUBCLAVIAN LINES IN TPN DELIVERY
    Joel Weinstock; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..In addition, physician extenders and well-trained nurses can insert the PICC catheter, introducing a potential cost savings to health care institutions...
  68. Multiplex Screening ELISA for Giardia, Cryptosporidium and E. histolytica
    JOEL F HERBEIN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Our objective is a diagnostic screen for the Giardia, Cryptosporidium, and E. histolytica in human stool specimens. ..
  69. INCREASED TESTICULAR CD2+ & INFERTILITY WITH VARICOCELE
    Susan Benoff; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Identification of VAI likely to benefit from surgical correction offers health cost savings. In preliminary studies, VAI patients' seminal plasma and testes biopsies contain significantly higher cadmium (..
  70. Long Acting Beta Interferon for Treating Multiple Sclerosis - Phase II Continuing
    George Cox; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..incidence of neutralizing antibodies, improve patient compliance and quality of life and result in considerable cost savings to patients and healthcare providers...
  71. Pulmonary Biomarkers of Inflammation in Chronic Tetraplegia
    Miroslav Radulovic; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Decreasing the rates of hospitalization for individuals with chronic cervical SCI would significantly decrease the financial burden of providing care. ..
  72. ADULT MEDICAID PATIENTS' DENTAL VISITS IN EDS
    Leonard Cohen; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..To determine projections of the cost savings from reduced dental office visits and any resulting cost shifting from increased ED visits for the periods ..
  73. STERILE DOCKING DEVICE FOR CENTRAL VENOUS CATHETER HUBS
    KENNETH CARR; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..S. alone. PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS: This device would result in improved healthcare at significant cost savings. Based on the number of these catheters placed in the U.S...
  74. NORPLANT USE BY LOW-INCOME WOMEN
    Leslie Clarke; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..This study responds to the need for research on new contraceptive methods and the need for reductions in unintended pregnancies in the U.S. as set forth in Healthy People 2000. ..
  75. DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT OUTCOMES: A META-ANALYSIS
    Sandra Upchurch; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..5. Explore cost savings of diabetes self- management. 6...
  76. Accelerate improvements in MgB2 superconductor wire for new cryogen-free low cost
    MICHAEL J TOMSIC; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..5T and 3.0T full body MRI system magnets will have an initial price and life cycle cost savings of over several hundred thousand dollars per system, assuming helium prices do not rise, and dramatic more ..
  77. HEALTH SERVICES IMPACTS OF YOUTH ALCOHOL MEASURES
    David Levy; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..and (4) To apply existing models that convert the impacts on health services utilization into estimated cost savings. We will evaluate the effects of policy interventions, alternatively by examining and comparting their impacts ..
  78. Setting a Quality Improvement Research Agenda to Leverage HIT/HIM in Rural Americ
    Mary Madison; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..g., disparities of care for minority/vulnerable populations particularly in rural areas), cost savings (e.g., administrative efficiencies), and enhancing quality and patient safety...
  79. Development of an Advanced Handheld Noninvasive Glucometer
    Stevan Kun; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Optimizing glucose testing with the VivaScan device can lead to improved clinical outcomes and substantial cost savings to the individual patient and to the entire health care system...
  80. Handcycle Attachment for Pushrim Manual Wheelchairs
    BART KYLSTRA; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..fitness and participation in society, both of which have been shown in studies to result in net health care cost savings. Society as a whole also benefits from wheelchair users'increased participation...
  81. Louisiana Rural Health Information Technology Partnershi
    PAUL SALLES; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..to streamline processes and the ability of a health care system to coordinate care; both of which generate cost savings and increase quality...
  82. EFFECT OF MEDICAID DRUG COPAYMENTS ON OUTCOMES AND COSTS
    Neil Jordan; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..saving money because the additional cost to Medicaid for these substitute medical services may exceed the drug cost savings from copayments...
  83. Long Acting Thrombopoietin For Treating Thrombocytopenia
    Daniel Doherty; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..amount of TPO required per patient, improve patient compliance and quality of life and result in considerable cost savings to patients and healthcare providers...