Tag: "compensation" at medical news
Injured workers dissatisfied with compensation system
...d injured workers about their experiences with the compensation
and rehabilitation system in Ontario. More than one-third of the 290 respondents agreed or strongly agreed with the statement, "I felt pressured to get better faster than I was able to." Less than half reported being satisfied with their return-to-wo...
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, August 19, 2003
...courage prevention of medical errors, provide fair compensation
relative to severity of injury, would be less cost...h physicians who participate in patient safety and compensation
initiatives do not risk "financial and professional ruin" (Improving Patient Care, p. 267)....
Study shows faceguards, safety balls cut number of Little League injuries
...njuries serious enough to have warranted insurance compensation
and an injury rate of just over 28 per 100,000 player-seasons. Faceguards, which are either clear plastic visors or wire mesh devices, clip to baseball helmets and are used during batting and base running. Reduced impact balls, one of the most commo...
Drotrecogin alfa (activated) is a cost-effective treatment for severe sepsis patients
...hospitals have been eligible to receive additional compensation
when using the drug for Medicare patients. In calculating cost-effectiveness figures for drotrecogin alfa (activated), the study team based hospital cost estimates on a subset of the U.S. patients treated in the PROWESS trial. Lifetime projections we...
New study finds women in Philadelphia region still face significant inequality at work and at home
...f women's progress in achieving fair and equitable compensation
for their work. Between September 2001 and August 2002, researchers conducted a telephone survey of residents in the Philadelphia metropolitan area to determine public attitudes and priorities. The research team also interviewed leaders of women's n...
Brains of elderly can compensate to remain sharp, study indicates
...and brain sciences. "In contrast, according to the compensation
view, these contralateral activations could help p... Cabeza, "Our results are more consistent with the compensation
view then with the dedifferentiation view." The findings suggest the possibility of methods to maint...
Off-the-job drinking predicts subsequent on-the-job injury for up to five years
...ther when analyzing work outcomes such as workers' compensation
injuries." Ragland and his colleagues reviewed thr...h to the end of 1988. A third source was workers' compensation
injury claims due to any cause by this group from 1983 through to the end of 1988. The final tally ...
Early revascularisation could substantialy reduce death within one year of heart attack
... Swedish registry study, but even when statistical compensation
has been taken into account, there still remains a 50% reduction in the risk of dying within one year after a heart attack if early revascularisation is performed. There are two possible explanations for these new findings: first, that both bypass su...
Emory University will conduct clinical trial of anthrax vaccine regimen
...ll be provided free, and participants will receive compensation
for each visit. "The anthrax vaccine has an excellent safety record," says Dr. Keyserling. "We hope this new study will simplify the existing dosing and shot regimen for the vaccine and provide more data to convince an anxious public that the vacci...
New research reveals jury bias against whiplash lawsuits
...r broken anything, don't expect much in the way of compensation
from a jury of your peers. A new study by a nationally known expert on jury behavior finds that potential jurors are skeptical of people who file "whiplash" lawsuits. Valerie Hans, professor of sociology and criminal justice at the University o...
Workers' comp: perfect fit for chiropractic
...es against doctors of chiropractic in the workers' compensation
arena are beginning to fade, as new research point...endinitis. However, the broad spectrum of workers' compensation
laws across the country and some lingering medical biases have continued to prevent direct access to...
Gender bias in salaries among Pennsylvania M.D.'s, find University of Pittsburgh researchers
..." said Dr. Ness. But even after adjusting for the compensation
differences among various medical specialties, we found that the women earned 14 percent less per hour than their male counterparts. "If left unadjusted, the gender gap is 28 percent less per hour." To ensure a population-based, uniform survey, ...
Work overcommitment impacts the heart
...hly demanding jobs that offer little in the way of compensation
tend to be associated with chronic work stress. Also measured was the degree to which the men exhibited work overcommitment, also referred to as an exhaustive work-related coping style. According to the study, individuals who scored high on work ove...
Metrifonate, A New Alzheimer Drug, Helps Behavior Problems
...resulting data as anindependent scientist, without compensation
from Bayer. Metrifonate belongs to a class of drugs called acetylcholinesterase(AChE) inhibitors. These drugs slow the breakdown of a chemical messenger calledacetylcholine, which is in short supply in the Alzheimer brain. Two AChEinhibitors ...
Cost, Use Of Health Services Is Not Affected By Physician Compensation: A StudyOf Washington State Medical Groups/Managed Care Organizations
...antitative studies to examine methods of physician compensation
inmedical groups to determine whether such financi...hersidentified the methods and amount of physician compensation
for services. Inaddition, they measured the yearly physician visits, hospital days and totalestimat...