A new study estimates employer-sponsored health plans spent at least $6 billion extra on infants born prematurely in 2013 and a substantial portion of that sum was spent on infants with major birth defects.
Vaccination efforts made in the world’s poorest countries since 2001 will have prevented 20 million deaths and saved $350 billion in health-care costs by 2020, according to a new study.
RAND Corporation and RAND Europe have released the first-ever analysis of the economic implications of a shift in school start times in the US. The study shows that a nationwide move to 8.30 a.m. could lead to an economic gain of $83 billion to the US economy within a decade. The gains projected through the study’s economic model would be realized through the higher academic and professional performance of students, and reduced car crash rates.