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During the later weeks of pregnancy, pregnant women are often concerned with suspected leakage of amniotic fluid, which, whether preterm or at term, requires evaluation and medical intervention. The rupture of membranes occurs in an estimated 8% to 10% of full-term pregnancies.
Interventions to Reduce Avoidable Pregnancy-Related Emergency Department Visits
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic, lifelong disorder of the gastrointestinal tract associated with an unpredictable relapsing and remitting disease course. Ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD) are 2 common phenotypes of IBD. Patients with IBD often have considerable symptom burden despite appropriate treatment, and IBD frequently leads to debilitating complications that may require hospitalization, surgery, and/or the escalation of therapy.
This retrospective analysis is based on inpatient medical claims, outpatient medical claims, and pharmacy claims from the Truven Health MarketScan Commercial Database. The database includes claims for approximately 35 million employees and their dependents in fee-for-service and managed care health plans.
Narcolepsy is a chronic, disabling sleep disorder characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness and recurrent periods of sudden, unintentional lapses into sleep during the day. This condition may occur with or without cataplexy, an abrupt and typically bilateral loss of skeletal muscle tone that is often triggered by strong emotion that, when severe, may cause the patient to briefly collapse without losing consciousness.
Accurate Diagnosis of Chronic Diseases Can Reduce Costs and Medical Resource Utilization
Healthcare expenditures in the United States continue to grow at an unprecedented and unsustainable rate. With the shift to value-based care, healthcare organizations are expected to provide consistent high-quality, safe care while reducing healthcare costs.
Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committees’ New Challenge: Stewardship for Specialty Drugs
Narrow network plans offer limited provider choice, but they are attractive to premium-sensitive healthcare consumers, because premiums and out-of-pocket costs are lower than plans with broader provider networks. However, the intended cost-savings for individuals and health
Opportunities to Improve Urgent and Emergent Care Utilization
Approximately 30,000 new cases of multiple myeloma are diagnosed annually in the United States, and 12,650 deaths annually are attributed to multiple myeloma.
Improved Clinical Outcomes with Newer Multiple Myeloma Therapies Associated with Increased Resource Utilization and Financial Burden
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) affects approximately 30.3 million individuals in the United States, a number that is expected to grow to almost 36 million by the year 2030.
Impact of Step Therapy Restrictions in Diabetes Care
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are rare tumors that consist of a heterogeneous group of malignancies that arise from neuroendocrine cells throughout the body.
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