Tag: "policy" at medical news

Institute will study how worker health affects productivity and profit

...are-policy world, bringing academic resources into policy debates and day-to-day business decisions, and bringing health and productivity management issues into academia," explains David C. Stapleton, director of CCPR. The new institute will seek funding from the health-care sector, including pharmaceutical...

Researchers investigate needs of family members when a patient dies

... Siegel, JD, PhD, an assistant scientist of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, choose a case in which a woman was pronounced dead at her home and was never taken to the hospital to illustrate the unnecessary distress caused when medical personnel neglect the...

High visibility speed cameras may increase road deaths

...ctively they should not be introduced. Road safety policy should be based on evidence of health benefits and not on pressure from a vocal minority, he concludes....

The current status of elder abuse in the United States

... the need to move elder abuse higher on the social policy agenda. In America today, there is much debate on ... to respond to them. There are also some profound policy issues centered on understanding who are the perpetrators of elder abuse, the factors that contribut...

New breast cancer therapy trials show dramatic results

... tail end," Blackwell said. "It's like a guarantee policy to ensure that the patients receive every possible benefit we have to offer them."...

Elderly colon cancer patients benefit from chemotherapy and surgery

...iate clinical professor of epidemiology and health policy and management at Mailman, and director of clinical studies, Department of Medicine, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center; and Dr. Daniel F. Heitjan, professor of biostatistics at Mailman. March is colorectal cance...

Menopause dashes sex life

...to assist government and international bodies with policy and health care practices and to provide guidance for future clinical trials and research....

U.S. for-profit hospitals show higher mortality rates than non-profits, analysis shows

...s to become involved and influence Canadian health policy in light of NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agree... associated with for-profit hospitals. "Canadian policy makers, the stakeholders who influence them and the public, whose health will be affected by their d...

Rutgers' announces Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research

...r knowledge that can improve health or health care policy in the United States. Investigators can receive up to $275,000 to fund research over three years. The newly funded projects will address issues such as how cultural influences have shaped the understanding and management of pain, the right to heal...

First consensus guidelines on lightning safety issued before summer storms

...." Components of Lightning Action Plan A lightning policy should be implemented for safety in large groups and groups with an evacuation time of more than 10 minutes, such as in sports arenas. Experts recommend group organizers develop a lightning safety plan that includes the following components: Train...

Drug prescribing by nurses in the UK - Editor of the Lancet urges caution

...ng is being implemented holds grave dangers if the policy set out by Milburn [Minister for Health], Jones [Royal College of Nursing], and others is acted upon - and the first supplementary nurse prescribers are supposed to be qualified by the end of this year - the UK will be embarking on a dangerous uncont...

The Lancet Infectious Diseases (TLID)

...ges the country faces in a time when a coherent TB policy is urgently needed to stop the disease sweeping through the population at the current rate. Personal view - Problems and solutions for the STOP TB partnership. Sally Blower (University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine) and Chuck Daly (Uni...

New journal series will educate physicians about medical errors

...pitals," said Mark Chassin, MD, chairman of health policy at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and lead author ..., MA, assistant professor of pediatrics and health policy at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Deputy editors of the series include: Kaveh Shojania, MD, U...

First quarter 2002 prescription drug spending: Higher again, but rate of increase drops

...port, now in its sixth year, provides our clients, policy makers, the health care community and consumers with a better understanding of the dynamics underlying current drug cost increases and future drug cost trends, continued Toan. The full 2001 report will be released on June 4, at the annual Express Sc...

Governments committing 'public health malpractice' over flour fortification

...committee on medical aspects of food and nutrition policy and require universal fortification of flour with folic acid. This prudent action would improve the health of children and adults. Rare is the opportunity to implement a sustainable, inexpensive, and effective intervention to prevent major human dise...

Smart Start 'achieving goals,' UNC center report indicates

...other indicators of program quality. "Parents and policy makers should be assured that centers with higher star ratings are indeed providing high quality care for young children," Bryant said. The number of children receiving immunizations and developmental screenings also has increased substantially sinc...

N.C. Health Choice program boosting access to dental care for poor children, study shows

... fellow; and Pam Silberman, associate director for policy analysis. In 1998, N.C. state lawmakers had the option to use federal funds to expand Medicaid enrollment or to create a separate health insurance program based on a private insurance model, Mofidi said. They chose the latter as an effort to improve ...

Nation's leading hospitals serving up fast food

... also associate professor of health management and policy at the U-M School of Public Health. "However, if hospitals and the medical profession are to remain respected leaders in health promotion, we should re-visit the idea of serving fast food in the very place that we care for our most seriously ill." ...

U-M artificial lung showing promise, as need grows

...to transplant would require a change to allocation policy for participants. The survey found support for this shift, which would prioritize transplants for those on the artificial lung, among 67 percent of transplant program directors. Still others voiced partial support. Another potential use for the artif...

Columbia Health Sciences professor named 2002 Soros Advocacy Fellow

...icians and Surgeons, assistant professor of health policy and management at Columbia's Mailman School of Pub...ity in a number of important areas, including drug policy reform, inner-city youth programs, reproductive health and choice, and improved care of the dying. ...

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