Category: Health News

The Art of Deduction

Agarwal, R., Mazurenko, O., & Menachemi, N. (2017). High-Deductible Health Plans Reduce Health Care Cost And Utilization, Including Use Of Needed Preventive Services. Health Affairs, 36(10), 1762-1768.

As open enrollment looms on the horizon, this systematic review may help clarify the relationship between high deductible health plans (HDHP) and health care use. While HDHPs appear to reduce health care costs by decreasing both appropriate and inappropriate services, they also adversely affect the use of preventive services.

Clinical Alert: Candida auris

Candida auris is a rare, multidrug-resistant yeast which can cause severe fungal infections in hospitalized patients.  The CDC issued a Clinical Alert to U.S. Healthcare Facilities in June 2016.  They have also provided additional information at:

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