Tag: "costs" at medical news
Changes In Care Lower Costs Of Surgery To Prevent Stroke
... admitted at the beginning ofthe study. "The lower costs
and shorter hospital stays are mainly due to carefulpreoperative evaluation and, consequently, fewer complications. Doctors arealso getting better at determining who are the best candidates for carotidendarterectomy," she says. Researchers evaluated...
Reduced Heart Disease Risk In Middle Age Lowers Eventual Medicare Costs
...searchers foundsignificantly lower Medicare health costs
in older people who had no heartdisease risk facto...es were used to estimateaverage annual health care costs
(adjusted for age and inflation) for allconditions, cardiovascular conditions and cancer. Costs were...
Prenatal Cocaine Exposure Leads To Lower Child IQ Scores, Language Skills
...tional $4 to $80 million in specialeducation costs
annually. The cost is even larger for receptive language skills: an additional 4,432 to 80,550 children each year will need special education because of their language skills, at an annual cost of $22 to $352million. The subtle eff...
Comprehensive Effort Needed To Prevent And Treat Traumatic Injuries
...ooms each year. The lostproductivity and hospital costs
resulting from injuries top $260 billionannually. Firearm injuries caused nearly 36,000 deaths in 1996, second only toautomobiles, which caused approximately 42,000 fatalities. While injuries fromfirearms have risen in recent decades, the rate of mo...
Changing Drug Delivery For Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Increases Effectiveness, Lowers Costs
...jection. "When you would extrapolate these costs
to a population of 1,000patients, it would be $861,000 to treat those patients orally compared to$185,000 to treat by injection. These cost savings of $675,000 is dramatic."states Ostrov. She adds that at least 1 in every 1,000 people in the ...
For High-Volume Chest Pain Centers, Aggressive Use Of Nuclear Imaging Technology Saves Money, Shortens Hospital Says
...tial heartattack patients could reduce health care costs
and patient stays by usingnuclear imaging technolo... An economic analysis demonstrated that patient costs
for care using adiagnostic technique called "perfusion imaging" were almost half that ofpatients tre...
Lifetime Risks And Costs Of Heart Disease Much Higher For Obese
DALLAS, Nov. 10 -- The expected lifetime risks and costs
of heart disease aremuch higher for individuals wh...uals who are not obese. Formen, expected lifetime costs
of heart disease increased from $10,500 for theindividuals who are not obese, to $12,000 for those m...
Hospital Stays Longer Than Three Days For 'Simple' Heart Attacks May Not Be Cost Effective
... extra day in order to potentially save 16patients costs
the health care system almost $12 million. Previou...ift part of the patient's treatment and associated costs
to anoutpatient setting." She conducted the research with Duke investigator Eric Eisenstei...
American Psychiatric Association Tipsheet - December
...-out Decreases Costs in Massachussetts A study of costs
and utilization of services before and after imple...patient andoutpatient care fell by 46 percent, and costs
for outpatient episodes were 21percent lower. The most common disorders seen were major depression...
Engineering Study For The CDC Shows How To Fight Low Childhood Immunization,Save Millions In Health Costs
...rices. They found such apolicy would raise overall costs
about $13 per child compared to notguaranteeing all manufacturers at least some share of the market. The study, "An Integer Programming Model for Vaccine Procurement and Deliveryfor Childhood Immunization: A Pilot Study," was written by Jacobson of V...
Comprehensive Heart Failure Program At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
...uality oflife for the patient, but also in reduced costs
for healthcare services. Forexample, one component of the program is a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-weekpharmacy service where patients can call in when they need an adjustment totheir heart medication. At present, many patients make an emergency room ...
Study Indicates That Medicare Costs Are Higher -- And Survival Rate Is Better --At Major Teaching Hospitals Survive Climate Change
...Duke University researchers has found thatwhile it costs
more to treat people for hip fractures and other c...ent's National Institute onAging -- to measure the costs
and survival rates. Adjustments were made forabout 20 variables, including age and the health of the...
Rigorous Evaluation Of "Hospitalist" Model Needed To Determine Impact Of This New Medical Specialty, According To UCSF Health Policy Researchers
...chsuggests that the model is associated with lower costs
and with comparable orbetter patient outcomes. Co...ents, he added. There have also been concernsthat costs
may actually be higher for the hospital and, perhaps mostimportantly, health status outcomes may be ...
New Treatment Under Investigation At University Of Maryland Could Dramatically Reduce Colon Cancer Deaths
...ing healthinsurance carriers to cover patient care costs
associated with approved clinicalresearch for cancer and other life-threatening conditions. An earlier test of the new treatment in Germany on 26 colon cancerpatients who had never before received chemotherapy resulted in 15 cases ofcomplete ...
Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors May Be Another Piece In Alzheimer's Jigsaw
...r treatment or the considerable human and economic costs
of Alzheimer's disease." Contact: Professor Michael Rsler, Head, Sektion Gerontopsychiatric, Psychiatrische Universittsklinik, Wrzburg, Germany ENTER E-MAIL ADDRESS HERE firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr Tony Bayer, Director, Memory Team, Depar...
New Book (And Web Site) Use 'Currency' Of Aging To Guide And Motivate Healthy Choices
...bits or lifestyle choices. In anunusual twist, the costs
and benefits of these bad and good habits arecalculated according to how they affect the reader's probable lifespan,expressed in terms of what Roizen calls a person's "RealAge." RealAge begins with a person's chronological age, how long ago theywere ...
Study Highlights Flu Risks For Women With Chronic Illness
...and millions of lost work days. Theannual economic costs
associated with influenza epidemics exceeds $12 billion. In this retrospective cohort study, researchers used the winter-time wheninfluenza virus was not circulating as a baseline to weed out otherenvironmental or microbial factors that could affect...
Management Academy To Boost Training For Local, State Public Health Departments
... The mothermisses less work, avoids transportation costs
for a second visit and keeps upwith her child's preventative health needs. The academy's work will begin this summer when teams of professionals from stateand local public health departments come to Chapel Hill for a one-week programcovering financi...
Tobacco Control Is Global Challenge, WHO Director Says
...co. "Tobacco burdens our health systems. It costs
taxpayers money. It hampers theproductivity of our...solid economic analysis clearly concludes that the costs
oftobacco exceed by far its estimated economic benefits," she said. In the keynote address at the co...
Managed-Care Systems Could Save By Eliminating Restricted Access To Dermatologists
...ing the patient. "For skin problems the medication costs
are often three times the costof the office visit, so the total cost before the referral is much higher thanour conservative estimate," he said. The results are based on data about office visits to doctors as recordedin the National Ambulatory Medica...
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