Posts Tagged ‘prescription spending’

Infographic: U.S. Prescription Drug Spending Trends

February 1st, 2019 by Melanie Matthews

There was an 18.5 percent increase in drug spending from 2015 to 2017, according to a new infographic by the American Hospital Association.

The infographic examines prescription drug spending and the impact on hospitals and patients.

Leveraging Pharmacists to Reduce Cost and Improve Medication Adherence in High-Risk PopulationsWhen it comes to medication management for Medicare beneficiaries, there are more than 25 different factors that can complicate proper use of prescribed medicines—from affordability issues, even among the insured, to fear of a drug’s side effects to potential dangers from high-risk medications or health conditions.

Leveraging Pharmacists to Reduce Cost and Improve Medication Adherence in High-Risk Populations examines Novant Health’s deployment of pharmacists as part of its five-pronged strategy to deliver healthcare value through medication management services.

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Infographic: Prescription Drug Spending Trends

April 20th, 2016 by Melanie Matthews

Prescription drug spending rose sharply in 2014, driven by growth in expenditures on specialty drugs, including medications to treat cancer and hepatitis C. Medicare’s spending on prescription pharmaceuticals also has risen, largely due to the addition of the Medicare prescription drug benefit in 2006: between 2004 and 2014, the program’s share of U.S. drug expenditures increased from 2 percent of $193 billion to 29 percent of $298 billion.

A new infographic by Visualizing Health Policy from the Kaiser Family Foundation spotlights these and other national spending trends on prescription drugs and the public’s views on pharmaceutical prices.

What’s the cost of medication non-adherence? As high as $290 billion annually, according to one frequently cited estimate. An equally bitter pill to swallow is the dismal C+ grade in medication adherence earned in 2013 by Americans with chronic medical conditions, according to the first National Report Card on Adherence from the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA).

Fortunately, the healthcare industry is striving to improve performance in this area. 42 Metrics for Improving Medication Adherence: Interventions, Impacts and Technologies provides convincing evidence of the impact of nine key interventions on medication non-adherence—from the presence of pharmacists in patient-centered medical homes to medication reconciliation conducted during home visits.

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Infographic: The Impact of U.S. Healthcare Spending

January 24th, 2014 by Jackie Lyons

Medical bills cause more than 60 percent of bankruptcies in the United States, where healthcare is the most expensive in the world, according to an infographic from CauseWish.

This infographic also identifies reasons why individuals are uninsured, shows average prescription spending per person and hospital spending per discharge, and shows the states with the highest uninsured populations.

Statistics and Trends of Healthcare in the U.S.

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You may also be interested in this related resource: Healthcare Trends & Forecasts in 2014: Performance Expectations for the Healthcare Industry.

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