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Wellbeing Weekly – America Tops in Healthcare Costs, Employers Pay for Shopping and Patients Feeling Pain from Opioid Guidelines

Posted March 11, 2019 by CHC Wellbeing. Filed under WELLBEING, HEALTHCARE COSTS, OPIOID CRISIS, Wellness Incentives, Healthcare Consumerism

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The Average Cost of Healthcare in 21 Different Countries
Business Insider

The US spent $10,209 on healthcare per person in 2017. That's more than any other country in a new report, and over $2,000 more than Switzerland, the second-highest spending country.

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Shopping For Healthcare

Employers Save Money by Paying Workers to Shop for Healthcare
Modern Healthcare

A recent study has found that mailing a check to workers who visit lower-price providers for certain elective healthcare services can be an effective way to reduce costs.

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Opioid Restrictions

Healthcare Providers Say CDC's Opioid Guidelines Are Harming Pain Patients

Washington Post

More than 300 healthcare experts told the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that the agency’s landmark guidelines for the use of opioids against chronic pain are harming patients who suffer from long-term pain and benefit from the prescription narcotics.

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