care costs

There's an age-old question that plagues our nation’s changing health care system: Are higher health care costs  for patients always associated with higher quality goods and services?

University of South Florida College of Public Health researcher Troy Quast 's work, took on that question, as it pertained to one of the most significant diseases affecting Americans: diabetes. 

His article, "Quality of Care and Relative Resource Use for Patients with Diabetes,” was published in the June issue of the American Journal of Managed Care.

A recent study published in the journal Health Affairs argues that lower costs and better savings can be achieved from loosening up restrictions on nurse practitioners. But as Bernd Wollschlaeger writes on his Florida Docs Blogs, the focus shouldn’t be on cost alone.