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Patient-Centeredness, Comparative Effectiveness, and Value | Commentary
By Tony Coelho After five years of progress towards patient-centered comparative effectiveness research (CER), the Center for American Progress (CAP) threatens to unwind it by reviving the old debate over using CER to control medical spending. Proposals for Medicare and private payers to use CER
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Oct 20,2015
Wanted: a roadmap to tackle non-communicable diseases
KENNETH THORPE A report that will be released later this month underlines the need for an evidence-based action plan to treat NCDsSeptember brought good news for India. It emerged a top foreign investment destination, leaving behind the United States and China.It also showed an improvement on
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Oct 16,2015
Packham: Chronic disease should be focus of health care proposals
Oct. 15, 2015  Reno Gazette-Journal By: John Packham   For the past five years, health reform and related policy debates have largely focused on improving health insurance coverage. Since 2010, reform has
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Oct 16,2015
130 Million Americans with Chronic Disease Cost More Than $2.5 Trillion Annually
CNN-Facebook debate poses opportunity to address major health care cost drivers impacting Americans and the economy CONTACT: Jennifer Burke Jennifer.burke@fightchronicdisease.org October 13, 2015 04:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time   WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Partnership to Fight
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Oct 13,2015
Presidential Hopefuls Must Address Leading Cause of Death in U.S.
Prevention and better management of chronic diseases imperative for next administration CONTACT: Jennifer Burke Jennifer.burke@fightchronicdisease.org WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 7, 2015) The Partnership to Fight Chronic Diseasetoday called on all Presidential candidates to elevate
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Oct 8,2015
Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease of Nevada Launches Primary State Presidential Campaign
PFCD Nevada Calls on Presidential Candidates to Address Chronic Disease as a Major Health Issue Facing Nevada Residents RENO, Nev. (October 6, 2015) – The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) of Nevada – a broad coalition of state and local leaders representing patients, providers,
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Oct 7,2015
Iowa Partnership will Highlight Chronic Disease during Presidential Campaign
Iowa Partnership will Highlight Chronic Disease during Presidential Campaign(Des Moines, IA)– A broad group of state and local leaders representing health, business, labor and faith will hold a press conference in downtown Des Moines to announce a renewed effort by the Partnership to Fight
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Oct 7,2015
Chronic Disease Prevention Deserves Priority in Presidential Campaign
Better overall health care can be a key driver for U.S. economy The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease issued the following statement following last night’s Republican Presidential debate: With half of all American adults struggling with at least one chronic condition, and almost one in
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Sep 18,2015
What Americans Need to Live a Longer and Healthier Life
From NewsweekSeptember 14, 2015By Kenneth Thorpe, Chairman of the Partnership to Fight Chronic DiseaseAmerica's seniors ought to wish Medicare a happy 50th birthday. Continued improvements to the federal health care insurance program cut the Medicare patient mortality rate 16 percent—the equivalent
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Sep 17,2015
Pricey, effective new drugs save lives and cut medical costs
 From the Seattle TimesBy Larry HausnerDrug prices are costing us all but pharmaceuticals pay huge dividends by avoiding far more expensive disease complications.FEDERAL regulators may soon approve a new class of cholesterol-lowering drugs that could halve the risk of heart attack for 10
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Aug 25,2015

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