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Continuing with my thoughts today on excess costs (last post was on medicines waste), I thought I think about excess hospitalisation, another type of waste. Excess risk of hospitalisation is calculated as the difference between observed hospitalisation (for a condition) and expected population rates. What are the determinants of excess hospitalisation? Excess hospitalisation can be… » read more

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In these days of trying to better understand the determinants of rising healthcare expenditure, it is productive to look in the waste bin, to see what is being thrown away. Let’s look in the waste bin and see what medicines we find. Medicines waste is medicines given to patients that they do not take. But… » read more

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