Tag: "cost" at medical news
Hopkins Researchers Develop Under-The-Skin Implant For Pain Treatment
... funded methadone management programs at an annual cost
to the taxpayer of $4,500 per person. In addition to Grossman and Rhodes, other participants in this research are Glenn J. Lesser, M.D., Kam W. Leong, Ph.D., Hungnan Lo, Ph.D., and Susan L. Eller....
Study Shows Major Savings In Supervising TB Care
...have felt that DOT is too expensive because of the cost
of hiring nurses to monitor each patient's treatme...py, according to the study. Overall, the average cost
per patient treated was $13,925 for DOT, $13,959 for fixed-dose combination therapy, and $15,003 for...
A Surgical Semiconductor Laser With More Precision And Power
...can be mass-produced, semiconductor lasers usually cost
only a few thousand dollars, compared totens of thousands of dollars for a comparable gas laser. Semiconductor lasers also have an advantage over gas lasers in portability: gas lasers are often immovablerefrigerator-sized units. By contrast, a s...
Stents Work Well, But Are Costly: Will Hospitals Continue To Use Them?
...is inthe fixed price of the devices, which usually cost
around $1,600 each, andthe extra angioplasty balloons, costing up to $600 each, that are neededto insert the stents. So now what was a "win/win" situation for patients and society-- better immediate outcomes and less need for repeat procedures -- h...
It Matters Where, In America, You Suffer A Heart Attack
...oast that seems to strike the best balance between cost
and patient outcomes," Mark said. "It combines qui...he Mid-Atlantic region, year-long medical expenses cost
an average of more than $26,000. The longer length of initial hospitalization may be due to the fact...
The Condom Conundrum--How Are We Going To Teach Safe Behavior If Parents Are Afraid To Talk To Their Children About Sex?
...that condoms should be distributed at little or no cost
in schools or restroom vending machines. Many teen...ing for them to buy condoms at the drug store. The cost
of condoms, she says, is much less than the cost
of a pregnancy and far less than the cost
"Super Aspirin" Holds Long-Term Benefits For Some Patients Who Undergo Balloon Angioplasty
... ReoPro™ is highly effective, its average cost
is estimated at $1,350 per patient dose. "The cost
of this drug should bring significant attention to the question of who should receive it," sai...
Some Good News In Treating Infection Common To HIV Patients
...and, can be treated on an outpatient basis and the cost
is significantly lower. "I think that when a person has HIV and their immunity begins to wane, leaving them at risk of opportunistic infections, keeping them on Bactrim is one of the most important methods of keeping them from getting infections, "K...
Jefferson Researcher Finds New Digital X-Ray Technology May Cut Costs And Improve Patient Care
... This new technology can result in reducing the cost
of processing, storing and transporting images, so radiologists will be able to process and review more X-rays, Dr. Shaber said. The X-rays can also be stored in the computer for easy and quick access by physicians. Digital X-ray technolo...
Benefits Of Annual Mammography Outweigh Radiation Risks Of Cancer
...ancer deaths. "Considering the reasonable cost
and the fact that the benefits outweigh the risks, there is no reason I can think of as to why women shouldnt get this lifesaving screening," Dr. Feig concludes. Earlier this year, the American Cancer Society and the National ...
Women Say Overwhelming Yes To Ultrasound In New Study
... the opinions of family and friends as well as the cost
of an ultrasound. The greatest influence for seeking an ultrasound was the patient's doctor or nurse, despite the fact that many had never before seen their health care provider. Kazerooni says the survey results are interesting, coming in the...
Drug Regimen Reduces Atrial Fibrillation After Heart Surgery
...nts experienced less discomfort and the length and cost
of hospitalization was reduced. The research findings appear in this week's edition of the New England Journal of Medicine . In the double-blind, randomized study, 64 patients were given oral doses of amiodarone for a minimum of seven days bef...
Cardiovascular Costs, Deaths Projected To Rise In 1998
...re available, the AHA reported. The total cost
of cardiovascular disease in 1998 is expected to r...ter ways to treat these diseases, thetreatments do cost
money." Hospital and nursing home costs - estimated at $119.9 billion - is the largestcategory of d...
Researchers Finding May Boost Effectiveness Of Anti-HIV Drugs
...virus. That strategy might also reduce the cost
of the now-very-expensivetherapy by reducing the dose needed to get enough of the drugs into thebloodstream, where it can attack HIV. "Protease inhibitors work very well and have resulted in many patientsbecoming healthier," said Dr. Richard...
Survey Finds Increasing Popularity Of Acute Stroke Teams In U.S. Hospitals
...997. Sixty-four percent of AST programs cost
less than $10,000 per year tooperate; 59 percent cost
less than $5,000 annually. In almost all programs, teams were lead by attending neurologi...
Survey Finds Acute Stroke Teams Gaining Prevalence
ORLANDO, Feb. 5 -- There may be a lower cost
solution to fighting strokethat doesn't involve ne...ters. Slightly over half (55 percent) of the ASTs cost
$5,000 peryear or less. Only 24 percent cost
more than $10,000 per year. Almost all (97percent) of ...
Setting Prescribing Budgets In General Practice
...o ensure that their prescribing is appropriate and cost
effective. To the contrary Greenhalgh argues that Majeed and Head fail to take into account the reality of the variability of prescribing costs between practices, even when local factors are accounted for. She concludes that it is theoretically poss...
Hospitals Discourage Consumer Questioning Of Bills, Study Suggests
...ry tomake all generic items like Tylenol or Maalox cost
close to market value." The study's broad purpose was to observe anticipatory impression management -using tactics to avert potentially costly problems, often at the customerservice rather than the public relations or marketing level of an organizati...
Cost, Use Of Health Services Is Not Affected By Physician Compensation: A StudyOf Washington State Medical Groups/Managed Care Organizations
...ed in medical groups does not appear to affect the cost
or amountof health services for patients. A study...dentifiedseveral factors that did appear to affect cost
and use of health services. These included patient's age and gender, health plan benefit level and p...
National Health Study Launched On The Internet
...t and diet. These analyses will beprovided without cost
or without any obligation to join the study. Dat... broader National Health Study on the Internetwill cost
only pennies per person and will allow two-way interaction. It is astatistical fact that the larger ...
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