“Health systems and payers eager to trim costs think the answer lies in a small group of patients who account for more spending than anyone else.

The study looks at hospitalized patients predominantly in the US along with Spain, China, and South Korea. The roughly 300,000 patients received a combination of 3455 different repurposed and adjunctive drugs.

“In 1965, two Norwegian social scientists, Johan Galtung and Mari Ruge made a fascinating observation: What counts as "news" depends very much on the frequency with which we pay attention.