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Sept/Oct Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...ound that diabetic patients who concentrated their outpatient visits with the same health-care provider were no more likely to have received standard monitoring tests recommended by the American Diabetes Association, including an annual glycosylated hemoglobin test, lipid test and retinal eye exam. The authors ...

NIH awards $51 million to fight autoimmune diseases

...re loss of function, disability, hospitalizations, outpatient visits, decreased productivity and impaired quality of life. The ACE expansion will enable a wider range of autoimmune diseases to be studied as it facilitates collaboration and draws on the expertise of a larger network of scientists and physicians...

Joslin and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center sign new joint venture clinical agreement

...ity of care for patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting." Diabetes is a growing public health threat. In Massachusetts alone, more than 300,000 people (more than 5 percent of all those 18 and older) are estimated to have been diagnosed with diabetes. Another 140,000 adults are estimated to have di...

Florida study shows surgical mishaps more likely in physician offices than surgery centers

... oversight. Today more surgeries are performed as outpatient procedures than in the hospital, and the proportio...cian offices. Ambulatory surgery centers, licensed outpatient clinics where patients can go home on the same day as surgery, are highly regulated by governmental ...

NIMH funds $1.98 million study of advance directives for patients with mental illnesses

...s often little communication between inpatient and outpatient mental health service providers, and patients are commonly viewed as incapable of speaking for themselves. As a result, quality of care may suffer, and patients may lose a sense of control over their own fate, the researchers said. Swanson and Swartz...

St. Jude identifies ways to improve treatment of childhood leukemia in Honduras

...at least in part--to overcrowding in inpatient and outpatient areas, the small number of hand-washing stations and the absence of soap and paper towels. The report's authors analyzed the causes of treatment failure for 168 patients admitted to Hospital Escuela over the course of two years. Only 38 percent of c...

Immunosuppressant everolimus significantly reduces life-threatening heart transplant complications

...al provides a comprehensive array of inpatient and outpatient services to its surrounding community and highly specialized tertiary services to the entire Philadelphia region and beyond. Temple, which has performed heart transplants since 1984, has one of the largest heart transplant programs in the United Sta...

Wireless technology may help doctors treat patients

... a satellite location, such as those working at an outpatient surgery center or with appointments at the Lebanon VA Medical Center, to receive important patient information wirelessly and privately. "Ultimately, this way of tracking data and safely sharing information could be extended to almost every part of ...

UI Researchers urge advances in meth abuse treatment

...lized treatment but do need more time in intensive outpatient or residential drug treatment than currently occur...effective for meth users to then take advantage of outpatient care. Most state and insurance programs will not pay for treatment beyond two weeks, so even if a me...

Medicare+Choice enrollees face continued cost increases in 2003, costs have doubled since 1999

...pending for physician and hospital copayments, and outpatient prescription drugs not covered by the M+C package. Source: Mathematica Policy Research analysis of Medicare Compare using HealthMetrix Research's Medicare HMO Cost Share Report Methodology....

U.S. News & World Report ranks The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia the top pediatric center

...rdiac evaluation and treatment in more than 17,000 outpatient visits annually. The Center's extensive experience in cardiac catheterization techniques has helped foster its expansion from solely a diagnostic tool to its use as a therapeutic modality. Cardiac Center surgeons are leaders in the use of pioneering...

Cedars-Sinai Medical tipsheet for July 2003

...ting from the surgery itself. But a relatively new outpatient procedure may bring an end to the long-term discomfort of internal hemorrhoid removal. With the Procedure for Prolapse and Hemorrhoids (PPH), surgeons use a circular stapling device that lifts hemorrhoidal tissue up to its original position and trims...

UCLA researchers release profile of proposition 36-eligible drug offenders

... Most SACPA clients (86 percent) were placed in outpatient drug-free programs, and 10 percent were placed in long-term residential programs. SACPA clients remained in treatment at rates similar to those among non-SACPA clients. Three strategies were associated with higher "show" rates at assessment...

Study: Hurricane Floyd boosted long-term use of N.C. emergency rooms, outpatient services

...ced large increases in hospital emergency room and outpatient services use in affected areas. "Our findings suggest that hurricane victims experienced substantial changes in patterns of care that endured for much longer than the initial crisis period," wrote lead author Dr. Marisa Elena Domino, assistant profes...

Study gauges patient opinions in L.A. County

...rehensive health centers, health centers, hospital outpatient clinics and public-private partnership program clinics. Survey respondents and samples: mean age was 43.1 among adults 68 percent of adults were female 55 percent of children were female Latinos made up 75 percent and 87 percent of the adult and pe...

Argentina's largest health system works to lower drug costs

... system. Among other services, the NISSRP provides outpatient drug coverage and cancer treatment medications to its more than 3.3 million beneficiaries, including retired workers, pensioners with a disability such as a physical or mental disorder, war veterans, and the dependents of these beneficiaries. As ris...

New evaluation of osteoporosis therapies

...he medical costs to managed care organizations for outpatient visits (e.g., hospital outpatient and physician office visits), inpatient care (e.g., hospitalization) and prescriptions for gastro-pr...

Kids who get prescription asthma drugs visit ER less often

...ges 5 to 21 years, who had at least one inpatient, outpatient or emergency visit for asthma in 2001, or at least...ates. The authors will also examine asthma-related outpatient visits and inpatient admissions. In addition to Dombkowski, the study's authors are assistant profe...

Competition among Medicare health plans not a cure-all

...future fiscal strains as well as demands to add an outpatient prescription drug benefit, some policymakers will tout the market competition of private-sector managed care plans as a way to keep the program's costs under control. Gold cautions that much of those savings are likely to be absorbed by beneficiaries...

Breastfeeding rates unaffected by changes in hospital length of stay

...ensatory benefits such as home visits and improved outpatient servicesand because the home visit may be a more comfortable context for patient education, and also comes a little later in time, when breastfeeding difficulties may be just starting to appearthe likelihood of breastfeeding success might actually in...

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