Tag: "access" at medical news
HIV testing should be routine part of primary health care for sexually active
...m reports. Most health care providers do not have access
to estimates about prevalence in their particular area, and often it is difficult to determine the risk of HIV infection in individual patients. Smaller social networks with a high prevalence of infection also can be part of a larger community where...
UW study shows blacks and Latinos are more satisfied with physicians of the same race
...patients who want same-race physicians, increasing access
to minority physicians and improving the ways patients can choose physicians may be potent options for reducing disparities."...
March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...scrimination in the health care system, increasing access
to minority physicians and improving the ways patients can choose physicians may be more potent options for reducing disparities than simply increasing the number of minority physicians and attempting to teach cultural competence. Patients' Beliefs...
Consumers with disabilities empowered by American Disabilities Act
...study found that respondents who perceived greater access
to the marketplace are more satisfied with life an...upport that the legislation is beneficial and that access
to public facilities has an impact on life satisfaction. "However our findings do indicate that the...
Uric acid and heart disease
In this month's premier open access
medical journal PLoS Medicine , John Danesh and colleagues from the University of Cambridge, along with investigators from the Icelandic Heart Association, report the single largest prospective study addressing the role of uric acid in heart disease...
Professionalism and professional ethics in medicine
... satisfaction with care, unmet needs, or perceived access
to care. The researchers found that 23.2 percent of HIV-infected patients had physicians with negative attitudes toward injection drug users. Injection drug users who were cared for by physicians with negative attitudes had a significantly lower rate...
Organizational traits associated with quality patient care are essential to home care nursing
..., collaborative relationships with physicians, and access
to resources needed to provide quality care, are associated with higher nurse retention and lower in-patient mortality in hospitals. However less is known how these organizational traits support other nursing practices such as home care nursing and d...
US attempting to flout ethical practice for patient trials abroad
...atient entered into the study should be assured of access
to the best proven prophylactic, diagnostic and therapeutic methods identified in the study" and places some limits on the use of placebos in developing country studies. Current FDA regulations require studies submitted in support of a new drug appli...
Improving access to healthy food has little effect on diet
Improving food shopping access
for people living in deprived neighbourhoods has l...in this week's BMJ. Ensuring communities have good access
to healthy affordable food is one of the government's joined up strategies to improve public health ...
Opponents of needle-exchange programs should think about their message to drug users
...nal Institutes of Health and the CDC have endorsed access
to clean needles as an effective measure for reduc...e incidence of blood-borne diseases and increasing access
to treatment for drug users, Martin said. "In addition, they have persuasively documented that acce...
Sudan surveys show high rates of death and malnutrition among displaced population
... 5 years were assessed. A questionnaire detailing access
to food and basic services was administered to a s...The surveys also found that even if households had access
to food and nonfood items, many still lacked access
to safe water and sanitation. "Additional effort...
UW research shows risk factors for relapse among health care professionals who abuse drugs
...pecialties, thereby removing themselves from ready access
to major opioids and other drugs, in order to successfully overcome drug dependence. "Remaining in the same professional role and providing these drugs to legitimately help their patients may be difficult for physicians who have been addicted to abus...
Infant vernier acuity is comparable to that of adults
...in March in the Journal of Vision, an online, free access
publication of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). The data from this study also suggest that vernier testing could be a substitute for the traditional Snellen eye chart test for children or others who cannot read letters...
New self-help technology set to combat eating disorders
...Many patients with bulimia nervosa find it hard to access
evidence based treatment such as cognitive-behavio...uter based approaches can offer people new ways to access
much needed help. The CD-ROM and internet packages aim to provide another treatment option for peopl...
New colorectal cancer screening recommendations for African Americans
...ning rates, less use of diagnostic tests, and less access
to health care. For African Americans and whites ...xcept in the Veterans Administration system, where access
to care is equal. According to the U.S. Census Department there are 2.6 million African American me...
Strengths and failings of U.S. health care 'system' are driven by embedded vested interests
...icans uninsured, mostly children, many do not have access
to or cannot afford this health care. The JHSB articles shed historical and contemporary light on some of the reasons behind this inequality and explore the function of the health care system by examining the "origins of corporate health care," "the ...
Medically supervised drug injection facilities safer for users
...ber 2003. Injection drug users in the facility can access
sterile injecting equipment, inject preobtained illicit drugs under the supervision of nurses, and access
nursing care and addictions counselling. Although such facilities exist in several European settings...
Yale authors raise concerns regarding regionalized heart attack care
...they are currently treated so that they could have access
to interventional treatments like cardiac catheterization and bypass surgery," Epstein said. "That's a huge number and its feasibility is debatable." Epstein also commented on the possible downsides from a regionalization policy, including financial ...
US life expectancy about to decline, researchers say
...hardest hit will be minorities, because of limited access
to health care and because they have experienced the most rapid increases in obesity in recent years, according to the authors. It is well documented that obesity is associated with an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other compl...
Specialist care gives better rate of survival
A better network of care and access
involving specialists and family physicians is nee...eed to find ways to improve timely and appropriate access
to specialists and to improve the structuring of collaborative care," said Dr. Paul Armstrong, profe...
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