The increasing gap in life expectancy between the rich and poor

An article was recently published online by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) describing the association between income and life expectancy in the United States between 2001 and 2014. The article highlights major differences in life expectancy by income group and that these differences increased from 2001 to 2014. The figure below, an adaptation of […]

Drugs oncologists prescribe cost a lot more than other specialty drugs

Yesterday, for the first time, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released data on prescription claims under Medicare part D at the provider-level. This means you can now see the number and cost of drugs prescribed by each individual health care provider (e.g. physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner). Over the course of […]