Tag: "care" at medical news
Immediate access to antibiotics stems spread of sexually transmitted diseases
...he group receiving expedited treatment, the health care
team offered free packets of medication, a written prescription or directly mailed medication for up to three partners. Patients and partners in both treatment groups were retested and interviewed three months later to determine who had received tre...
Hormone therapy controversy raises drug safety issues
...them with better health, the authors said. Health care
professionals are influenced by the needs of their patients and well as information provided by drug manufacturers. In addition, they make their decisions based on years of clinical experience with HT, and may be reluctant to change prescribing patte...
PENN begins clinical trial of newest technology to treat thoracic aortic aneurysms
...te. Currently, surgical repair is the standard of care
for the treatment of TAAs. Surgical repair requires a surgeon to open the chest cavity, clamp off the aorta and sew a surgical graft in place to prevent an aneurysm from rupturing. Open surgical repairs carry high health risks for many older patien...
Study examines effect of managed care on quality of care for cancer patients
Increases in the market share of managed care
within a community have limited or no effect on the quality of care
that cancer patients receive, according to a new study in the February 16 issue of the Journal of t...
Older doctors less likely to follow current standards of care
...uded measures of physician knowledge or quality of care
and also included the time since the physician's m...thor Stephen Soumerai, HMS professor of ambulatory care
and prevention. There are many possible explanations for these findings, and perhaps most plausible,...
Feb. 15, 2005, Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet
...ad a lower death rate than those assigned to usual care
even though only 21.7 percent of them actually qui...uit-smoking program and 10.4 per 1000 in the usual care
group. The annual death rates for those who quit smoking were 6.0 per 1000 patients compared with 11...
Flu vaccination benefits people of any age with high-risk medical conditions
..., and his colleagues, used data from Dutch primary care
data management centers during the 1999-2000 influenza A epidemic. In the Netherlands, virtually all persons recommended for influenza vaccination receive their vaccine from a general practitioner through a standardized vaccination program. "To our k...
NHLBI study shows smoking cessation programs improve survival
...ek intensive smoking cessation program or to usual care
(no intervention). The intervention program includ...her participants were in the intervention or usual care
groups. At the end of the study they found that sustained quitters had nearly half the overall death...
14-year study finds that quitting smoking adds years to life
...uit-smoking program and 10.4 per 1000 in the usual care
group. The annual death rates for those who actually quit was even more positive: 6.0 per 1000 patients compared with 11.0 per 1000 in those who did not quit smoking. Overall, the death rate of those in both groups who were able to quit smoking was 4...
Northwestern Memorial Hospital receives $10 million commitment to support preeminent heart program
...ago to develop a state-the-art comprehensive heart care
program that patients have previously left the cit...er advance a destination, highly specialized heart care
center that will be amongst the best in the world." The Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute is co-dire...
Morbidly obese pay nearly twice as much for health care
...to the doctor, outpatient hospital care, inpatient care
and prescription drugs, the researchers say. "The economic burden of morbid obesity among U.S. adults is substantial," says David Arterburn, MD, assistant professor of internal medicine and researcher at the Institute for the Study of Health at UC's ...
Induction at 32 weeks possible action for expectant moms with premature membrane rupture
...such induction occur at medical center equipped to care
for the premature infant. In order to confirm the ...ings and prompt a change in nationwide standard of care
for mothers with premature membrane rupture, the Mayo researchers say their results would need to be...
Over prescribing causing high rates of antibiotic resistance in south and east Europe
...nd that the prescription of antibiotics in primary care
in Europe vary greatly. The highest rate was in France (32.2 DID) and the lowest was in the Netherlands (10.0 DID). Across Europe antibiotic use was lower in northern, moderate in eastern and higher in southern regions. Seasonal fluctuations were hi...
British conservatives should beware of Australian health service reforms
...s a model of how to increase use of private health care
in the United Kingdom. But experts in this week's ...ting cost inflation and greater inequity in health care
HIV infection still on the rise
...hcare costs each year, while the lifetime costs of care
for the current 50,000 infected individuals in the United Kingdom, with a life expectancy of 20 years, is at least 12.5bn. "Prioritisation of sexual health with substantial investment is essential to avoid continuing deterioration in services, rising...
Electronic medical records reduce hours, cut cost
...te in the intervention group with the standards of care
addressed by the system's recommendations to add n...ontext of the latest, evidenced-based standards of care
clinical decision support tools like the CareEngine does just that." The CareEngine System Design...
Teaching a less obvious medical skill -- Ethical decision-making
... both the patient-physician interaction and health care
delivery, said Lauris Kaldjian, M.D., Ph.D., an as...ics is that sometimes a problem arises, and health care
professionals believe they have an ethical problem on their hands. In fact, they may not; it may be ...
Leadership gift from Sulpizio Family for new state-of-the-art cardiovascular center at UCSD
...y that will centralize UCSD's cutting-edge patient care
and clinical research activities in heart and vasc...y generations to come will benefit from the health care
work at UCSD." In recognition of their leadership, UCSD will name the Cardiovascular Center and the...
Boosting HIV screening can increase survival and is cost effective
...etection speeds linkage to proven, life-prolonging care
and effective counseling to prevent further transm...forming voluntary HIV screening programs in health care
settings. They also found that screening for HIV infection is cost-effective relative to other commo...
Routine HIV screening should be expanded, study finds
...d well beyond current guidelines to include health care
settings where the incidence of the virus would be...nclude such settings as outpatient clinics, urgent care
clinics or emergency rooms in areas that have in the past been deemed low-risk for HIV. The research...
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