Winning Moves in Health Care
Sure, we learn from our mistakes. But we also learn from our successes. Managed Care this month looks at almost a dozen developments in health care that can be called victories although, as with everything in the industry they can’t be called complete victories. That’s why we added some caveats to our topics.
For instance, palliative care improves quality of life and symptoms. Caveat: It is difficult to study. The strongest evidence is for palliative care in hospitals.
Antiviral drugs have made hepatitis C eminently treatable. Caveat: Though prices are now falling the high cost still means many who might benefit don’t have access to the medications.
Nurse practitioners provide quality primary care at a lower cost than physicians. Caveat: Most of the evidence involves routine care.
Still, mostly success stories for a change. What’s not to like?