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Accountable Care Organisations in the USA and England (King’s Fund / BBC News)

Summary This King’s Fund report investigates Accountable Care Organisations (ACOs) in the United States and England. The relevance of ACOs for integrated care initiatives in England are assessed. “In the United States, accountable care organisations ACOs – a group of … Continue reading

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Monetary Costs of Dementia in the United States (New England Journal of Medicine / RAND)

Summary The societal cost of dementia in the United States has been estimated to range from $157 billion to $215 billion annually according to RAND economists, making the disease more costly than heart disease or cancer. Read more: Cost of Dementia Tops $157 … Continue reading

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Trends in Spending on Health and Social Care: the Next 50 Years (King’s Fund)

Summary The NHS consumed 3.4% of GDP fifty years ago. By 2012, spending on the NHS and social care consumes 8.2% and 1.2% of GDP respectively; and that is 20% of government spending. According to the Office for Budget Responsibility … Continue reading

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Antipsychotics-Related Mortality Risk in Nursing Home Dementia Patients (BMJ / BBC News)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 8, March 2012]. Summary Some antipsychotic medications increase the risk of death in patients with dementia more than others, according to a US study … Continue reading

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