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Healthcare is increasingly complicated. From hospitals and insurance providers to manufacturers and government policy, there are many moving parts that require insight and organization. Avalere Health provides a comprehensive perspective, as detailed in the motion graphic below.

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Infographic: Swelling Servings: The Growth of American Food Portions

Waistlines and portions are expanding across America. An emphasis on getting more food for less money has caused restaurant and fast-food portions to grow over the last few decades. But the problem’s not limited to out-of-home portions. We take a closer look with Massive Health at how portions have grown and how we can regain…

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Infographic: Carbs Are Killing You: Eating Fat Doesn’t Make You Fat

Fats get a bad rap. We’ve heard that curbing our consumption of fatty foods will help you lose weight. We’ve reduced our fat intake, but obesity is still thriving. So what gives? The answer: It’s not fat’s fault. Instead, diets rich in carbohydrates have been secretly storing fat, slowly growing our waistlines and our obesity…

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Infographic: Are Bananas Really As Bad for You as Cookies?

Researchers from the University of Sydney set out to determine which foods fill you up and keep you full. The result was the satiety index — a measure of how full you feel after eating something. So, according to this infographic created with Massive Health, which one should you grab if you’re trying to satisfy…

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Infographic: A Tale of Two Meals

Imagine that it’s time for breakfast. You have two choices: A plate of bacon and eggs or a bagel and low-fat cream cheese. Both are tempting decisions, but which one will make you fatter? Find out the answer below in this infographic created with Massive Health.

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Infographic: Aortic Valve Replacement

Annually, an estimated 250,000 U.S. patients suffer from severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis. Traditional open-heart surgery has long been the gold standard treatment for this disease but, today, patients deemed inoperable or high risk for surgery may be candidates for a procedure called transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), as our graphic shows.

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Infographic: How Systems-Focused Are Federally Funded CER Efforts?

Comparative effectiveness research (CER) is a primary tool for understanding the clinical value of therapeutic treatment options, as well as payment and delivery models. Evidence generated from CER that evaluates interventions, both therapy-specific and at a health systems level (e.g., treatment adherence) can be used as a means to provide better care for patients. In…

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Infographic: Do You Know Where Your Patients Are Going?

In October 2012, as the Medicare Hospital Readmissions Reduction program is rolled out, hospitals will need to gain better understanding of where their patients go post-discharge. Avalere examined national 2012 Medicare claims data to compare where hospitals report their patients are going and where they actually end up. The results reveal that hospitals may not…

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Infographic: Coordinating Care for Dual Eligibles: Overview of State Proposals

In 2011, the total cost of care for dual eligibles was $319.5 billion. To address these costs, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), acting through the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), created a demonstration opportunity for states to implement a cost effective model of care that…

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