Total knee replacement a cost-effective treatment for patients with knee osteoarthritis
Taking into consideration costs of forgoing versus pursuing total knee replacement, researchers found that across older and younger age groups, TKR is a cost-effective treatment for these patients.
Types of orthopedic surgeries
Many industries have been hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic. One you may not have considered is orthopedic surgery. The pandemic shut down many elective surgeries, which include many orthopedic procedures, for long periods of time.
Bundled payments with co-pay waivers creates substantial cost savings
Providing patients discounts for using medical providers that agree to charge one set price for expensive procedures such as knee replacement surgery can result in savings for both patients and payers, according to a new RAND Corporation study.
The looming healthcare crisis: A shortage of health workers would be disastrous
The COVID-19 pandemic is not the only crisis facing the health-care system right now. Vaccines have begun to offer hope that the pandemic will eventually wane, but another potentially devastating issue looms: By 2030, the World Health Organization projects a worldwide workforce shortfall of about 18 million health-care workers, with deadly consequences for patients, economies and our communities.
Wearable devices can detect COVID-19 symptoms and predict diagnosis, study finds
Wearable devices can identify COVID-19 cases earlier than traditional diagnostic methods and can help track and improve management of the disease, according to a new study.