Tag: "costs" at medical news
Future Chlamydia Screening Should Take Account Of Possible Disadvantages For Women
(Sexuality and health: the hidden costs
of screening for Chlamydia trachomatis) Any plans to introduce a predominantly woman-centred chlamydia screening programme into the UK should take account of the potential down sides as well as benefits that such an initiative may have, say Dr Barb...
Disabilities Don't Raise Insurance Costs
...atcompanies' health, life and disability insurance costs
rarely rise because ofhiring employees with disabilities, but that attitudinal stereotypes aboutpeople with disabilities are still pervasive in the workplace, causing them tobe hired less and fired more than workers without disabilities. The survey ...
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Now Offers Microwave Thermotherapy For Treatment Of Prostate Disease
...r surgicalprocedure) Outpatient procedure Reduced costs
(compared to conventional surgery) Preserves sexual function Long-lasting results...
Advertising May Influence Physicians' Choice Of Blood Pressure Drugs
...reatment plans." One previous study comparing the costs
of these therapies found that a month oftreatment with calcium channel blockers cost twice as much as beta blockertreatment and 20 times as much as diuretic treatment. The current study wassupported by a grant from the Agency for Health Care Policy ...
Patient Characteristics And The Way Patients Are Treated Have Impact On Hospital Costs Of Liver Transplants
...at guidelines to standardizeresource use may lower costs
of liver transplants. "This is the first study to...l of American MedicalAssociation examined hospital costs
for liver transplants at the University ofCalifornia San Francisco Medical Center, the Mayo Clinic, ...
More Cystic Fibrosis Patients Will Die Waiting For Lung Transplants, Predicts University Of Pittsburgh Study
...e used by insurance companies to judge whether the costs
ofevaluation or transplantation will be covered. The guidelines seek to assess apatient's progression of CF by measuring the volume of air that can be expiredand the percentage of oxygen and carbon dioxide in their arterial blood. Specific values of...
Circumcisions In Doctors' Offices As Safe As Those In Hospitals
...mendous amounts of hidden costs
at that level. The smaller charge for an office procedure helps defray the cost of the attendants andthe equipment required for a circumcision." For the office procedures, do...
UI Researcher Shows Economic Benefits Of Hospitals Fast-Tracking Patients Vary
...ast-trackingapproach as a way to decrease staffing costs
while maintaining quality care.However, a Universi...ast-tracking canpossibly decrease an institution's costs
because less staffing time is required.Patients wake up more quickly and can leave the operating roo...
Holding Policy Is Cost-Effective Way To Further Protect Blood Plasma Supply From HIV And Other Infections
..., using PCR has the same rate of effectiveness but costs
$8,more than 25 times as much. Achieving the Safest Possible Blood Plasma Supply A multifaceted approach currently ensures the safety of blood plasma. Advancesin testing technology, coupled with heat treatment which inactivates infectionssuch as H...
Low-Tech Devices, Home Adaptations Preserve Independence, Reduce Health-Care Costs For Physically Frail Elderly
...ntaining independenceand reducing home-health-care costs
among home-based frail elderly "The study ...s to determine their functional status, health and costs
of care. Findings showed that individuals in the treatment group had received anaverage of ...
Intestine Transplant Results Reported At American Society Of Transplantation Meeting
...nservative figure that does not include associated costs
for medicalequipment, nursing home-health care and frequent hospitalizations. Today'scosts are believed to be much higher. "Based on these data, intestinal transplantation becomes cost-effective by thesecond year after transplantation," reported Dr....
Mayo Clinic Study Finds Costs For Cancer Clinical Trials Comparable To Costs For Standard Treatment
...R, MINN. -- A Mayo Clinic study has found that the costs
for clinicaltrials, the way cancer patients receiv...study's principal investigator. "We now know that costs
arenot budget breaking. We hope this will encourage reimbursement by third-partypayers, which will ...
The 'Break Even' Cost Of Kidney Transplants Is Shrinking
...ollowingsurgery was $89,939. After the first year, costs
for the transplant patientsaveraged $16,043; mostly for medications to prevent rejection. "We have a focused, comprehensive program for our transplant patients and theirfamilies that includes a lot of education and support both before and after thet...
Kidney Transplants From Living Donors Reduce Long-Term Costs Of Care
... patientson dialysis for five years using dialysis costs
from the year prior totransplantation. According to the United States Renal Data Systems, Medicarepays an average of $51,000 annually for care of dialysis patients. Schnitzler says he hopes the findings will spur efforts to increaseorgan dona...
Summer swimsuit research flash: thigh-reducing creams don't work
... $30 a bottle, while the average moisturizingcream costs
about $3." In their advertising and packaging, the industry uses glowingtestimonials from "satisfied" customers and says the creams work better if onealso diets and exercises. A foundation grant from Florida Atlantic University to Ma...
Follow-up care can reduce hospital readmission rate, cost
...h the cracks with managed care," Brooten said."The costs
of rehospitalization were prohibitive, and the qua...being readmitted. The difference in total Medicare costs
between the two groups also wassignificant -- $1.2 million for the control group versus $0.6 million...
Universal antenatal HIV screening needed in areas of high prevalence
... in England, depending on prevalence and screening costs
The lifetime costs
of care for a child infected with HIV have been estimated at 178,300. However, screening pregnant ...
Sound of silence: "Quiet Curtains" combine audio privacy and aesthetics for
nursing homes, hospitals, hotels and offices
...ged industrial settings,"said Ahuja. Specific costs
haven't been determined yet. "Obviously they are going to bemore expensive than conventional curtains," said Ahuja, but he is confidentQuiet Curtains can be cost-efficient for a broad range of users. Currently, a provisional patent has been filed an...
Depression-treating drugs lead record-setting pharmacy benefit cost rise -- Total increase lower when pharmacy benefit actively managed
...ree tier copayments andother approaches to control costs
and maintain access to pharmacy benefitsdespite the discovery of more innovative drugs, faster FDA approvals and morewidespread direct-to-consumer marketing, according to Toan. Last year's annual per member cost -- on an average wholesale price (AWP...
Information technology is key to decreasing surgery costs, UI researcher finds
... -- In the era of managed health care, controlling costs
hasbecome crucial. Some health care economists hav...outDexter's approach to controlling operating room costs
for elective surgeriesappear in the July issues of Anesthesiology, and Anesthesia and Analgesia. Ana...
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