Tag: "managed" at medical news

Specific test key to determine whether or not allergy symptoms are really allergy-related

...eir symptoms, from their primary care physician if managed care practice guidelines encouraged the use of the...f family physicians don't use the IgE test is that managed care guidelines generally don't call for this kind of test," Szeinbach said. "It needs to become a s...

Extreme exertion, emotion can spark repeat heart attacks

...issues, recognize that some of these issues can be managed within cardiac practice and consider referring patients with severe psychological issues to appropriate specialists....

Strengths and failings of U.S. health care 'system' are driven by embedded vested interests

...s, problems in long-term care, comparisons between managed care chains versus hospital chains, and clinical p...ractice guidelines after a public backlash against managed care. The researchers detail the ways in which organizational, cultural, and professional forces sha...

Pet scanning better for heart disease diagnosis, management

...ere significantly lower after one year in patients managed by PET. The number of angiograms, balloon angioplasty with stenting and coronary bypass surgery also was significantly lower in the PET-managed patients. The average cost to manage a patient with coronary artery disease in this study was 25 percen...

Is caesarean section linked to postnatal depression?

...at women at risk of postnatal depression should be managed differently, and should also help women make infor...pression or those at high risk of depression to be managed differently with regard to mode of delivery, say the authors. Even if emergency caesarean section or...

Treatment guidelines for kids with bipolar disorder published

...disorder is a lifelong condition that can often be managed with medication, psychotherapy and lifestyle changes such as stress reduction, regular sleep, accommodations at school, and avoidance of caffeine, alcohol, and drugs of abuse. "The sections on the treatment of comorbid psychiatric disorders are ve...

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 ...al Cancer Institute. Increases in market share of managed care--the percentage of people in an area enrolled in managed care plans--have been associated with ...

Stem cell therapy for spinal injury

...am, working from KI's experimental MRI centre, has managed for the first time to demonstrate the return of sensory function following spinal injury. An advantage of the fMRI technique is that it can be used to compare results from animal and human studies if and when new therapies for the treatment of spinal...

Highest average rate of US road deaths on Independence Day

... age group. Around one in four of the children had managed to climb into an unlocked car by themselves, but almost three quarters of the children had been left in a car by adults. One in four of the adults were aware that they had left a child in a car, but half either did not realise, or simply forgot, that...

Cholesterol under-treated in high-risk women in managed care study

...cular disease prevention in women, especially in a managed care environment," says lead author Lori Mosca, M.... Mosca and colleagues studied a 1.1 million-member managed care database and identified 8,353 women who had established cardiovascular disease at the start of ...

Clinicians report missing patient information is common

... of primary care offices reported having 3 or more managed care contracts, and one-third of practices had more than 10. These contracts often dictate referral patterns for consultation and testing so that primary care offices must communicate with multiple laboratories, imaging facilities, consultants, and h...

January/February Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...a cross-sectional survey of 372 physicians from 11 managed care organizations. The researchers found that a s...sicians and physicians who practice in staff-model managed care organizations (compared to network-model managed care organizations). They also found that phys...

Program effective at reducing depression in teens

...care organizations purposively selected to include managed care, public sector, and academic medical center clinics in the United States, and were assigned at random to receive either usual care at their primary care clinic or a quality improvement intervention. The quality improvement intervention included...

Doctor report cards not always clear when comparing quality of care

...lts. "Our findings have practical implications for managed care decision makers and organizations engaged in physician profiling for asthma or other diseases," said I-Chan Huang, PhD, the first author of the study and postdoctoral fellow in the Bloomberg School of Public Health's Department of Health Policy ...

RelayHealth selected by Columbia University to link doctors and patients online

...censing agreement with CPPN the physician/provider managed care organization of Columbia University Medical C... CPPN provides a "single-voice" for its members in managed care negotiations. As a self-governing organization of physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners an...

Potential cure for lymphoma in HIV patients

...d in a few Patients after the transplant, but were managed with appropriate therapy. Throughout the study, all Patients were to receive highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) to help reduce these opportunistic infections and improve immunodeficiency, however, only nine Patients were able to tolerate th...

LA BioMed Medical/Research briefs January 2005

...appropriately self-selected OTC statin therapy and managed their treatment. Use of OTC statins by consumers needing more intensive statin therapy or facing the risk of potential drug-drug interactions remains an area of concern but occurred infrequently in CUSTOM. These data are important for making an infor...

Web-based tool to help clinicians make schizophrenia treatment decisions

...ten seen infrequently on an outpatient basis under managed care. Such changes have led to serious problems, which includes patients not using medications correctly and/or using multiple drugs without good evidence that multiple drugs should be used. "Among patients with schizophrenia, around 20 percent are t...

Patient protection laws don't favor health providers

... University Baptist Medical Center. Hall reviewed managed care patient protection laws in the 48 states that...are aimed at restraining the perceived excesses of managed care, including "gate-keeping," or denying insurance payment for medically necessary treatment and r...

Medicare HMOs fail to control costs of colon surgery in elderly patients

...The elderly who opt to enroll in a Medicare HMO, a managed care model that emphasizes preventive care and offers beneficiaries less out-of-pocket costs, tend to be younger and have fewer chronic illnesses than their counterparts who stick with traditional Medicare coverage. "Medicare HMO patients typically ...

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