Tag: "policy" at medical news
New 'Body-Friendly' Fat Substitute
...arch conferences, andprovides educational, science policy
and career programs in chemistry. Its mainoffices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio....
Reduced Heart Disease Risk In Middle Age Lowers Eventual Medicare Costs
...study underscore the soundness of anational health policy
that emphasizes primary prevention and control of allthree major risk factors for cardiovascular disease -- adverse cholesterollevels, adverse blood pressure and cigarette smoking. Such a strategy, she said,would not only control the epidemic of coro...
Future Workers Will Receive MSAs
...ntain," says Roger Battistella,professor of health policy
and management at Cornell, writing in the next iss...uld purchase a singlecatastrophic health insurance policy
for their work force offering basicfee-for-service benefits. However the policy
would carry an annua...
Comprehensive Effort Needed To Prevent And Treat Traumatic Injuries
... ofMedicine. The report calls for a new national policy
to reduce injuriesfrom firearms that builds on lessons learned in the successful campaign againstmotor vehicle injuries. It urges federal, state, and local officials toincrease their support for injury prevention programs, emergency medicalservices,...
Study Shows Foreign-Trained Doctors Can Ease Rural Physician Shortages
...he researcherssaid. "There appears to be a policy
consensus that this country has too manyphysicians and that reducing the number of international medical graduatesallowed to practice in the U.S. will ease the problem," said Baer, a NationalService Research Award fellow. International medi...
American Association Of Pharmaceutical Scientists Announces 1998 Award Winners
...Jeffrey A. Kotzan, Ph.D. Dr. Kotzan's research in policy
and health outcomes is allowing policy
makers tomake more effective decisions regarding the pharmaceutical needs of impoverishedpopulations...
New drugs, diagnostic tests, software needed to prepare US cities for chemical, biological attacks
...vate, non-profit organization that provides health policy
advice under acongressional charter. The National Research Council -- the principal operatingarm of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering -- provides scienceand technology advice under the same charter. Copies of Chemical and Biologic...
Engineering Study For The CDC Shows How To Fight Low Childhood Immunization,Save Millions In Health Costs
... The researchers examined a potential industrial policy
to keep all fourcurrent vaccine manufacturers in the loop, and thus perhaps avoid furtherconsolidation in the industry with resultant higher prices. They found such apolicy would raise overall costs about $13 per child compared to notguaranteeing all...
Medicare Policy Contradicts Preferred Treatment For Precancerous Skin Conditions, Westwood Squibb Center For Dermatology Research Reports
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- A Medicare policy
designed to reduce the cost oftreating precancerou...e Forest University School ofMedicine. The policy
can leave patients in pain and increase the risk that thelesions, called actinic keratoses, can deve...
Women With Cancer Want More Control
...to healing. The book points to fundamental medical policy
matters, such as providingsufficient funds to evaluate nontoxic (or less toxic) alternatives that mightprovide some answers that have eluded cancer researchers for decades. Aspatients learn more about the disease, Hess says, the ethics of medical pra...
Study Indicates That Medicare Costs Are Higher -- And Survival Rate Is Better --At Major Teaching Hospitals Survive Climate Change
...ylor Jr., an assistantresearch professor of public policy
studies at Duke and one of the study'sauthors, in an interview. "But we did find evidence that such teaching hospitalsdid deliver better results." To calculate costs, the Duke researchers looked at Medicare payments forthe initial hospital tr...
Rigorous Evaluation Of "Hospitalist" Model Needed To Determine Impact Of This New Medical Specialty, According To UCSF Health Policy Researchers
...lth care? A new report by UC San Francisco health policy
researchers says a rigorousevaluation of the syste...k, PhD, MPH, UCSF professor of medicine and health policy
andassociate director of the UCSF Institute for Health Policy Studies. "Rigorousevaluations must be...
Management Academy To Boost Training For Local, State Public Health Departments
...r a one-week programcovering financial management, policy
development, civic entrepreneurship, humanresources and strategic management. After returning home, they will continue tostudy additional topics through the World Wide Web as well as byvideoconferences originating from Chapel Hill. Participants will ...
Who Cares For You When You're Ill
...obson, associateprofessor of health management and policy
at the University of Michigan Schoolof Public Heal...r, a health consultant at the RAND Corp., a public policy
researchinstitution in Santa Monica, Calif., and a professor of public health dentistry,School of De...
Study Of Women And Hearing Reveals Need For Routine Hearing Tests
...s of confidence. "Our study indicates that public policy
must be amended to include hearing careas an integral part of all health maintenance plans," Garstecki said. "Ourresults underscore the likelihood that a significant proportion of older womenhave undiagnosed and untreated hearing loss," Erler added. ...
Slowing Excess Weight Gain In Childhood Appears To Reduce Adult Heart Disease Risk
...d childhood obesitypredicts adult obesity. Public policy
needs to develop a strategy for healthierchildren without turning the childhood population into weight and dietoverreactors." The problem, acknowledges Sinaiko, requires new strategies to helpchildren, their parents and physicians cope with i...
Rice, Medical Center Institutions Join Forces On Health Initiative
... As another component of this cooperative health policy
initiative,Baylor College of Medicine has joined R...d chair for ascholar who will specialize in health policy
and health economics. Tarlov is currently executive director of the Health Institute at theN...
IOM Report Offers New Look At U.S. Vaccine Priorities
...and development. "We expect that the NIH and other policy
makers in government, academia andindustry will fi...d. "We are pleased that this model provides U.S. policy
makers with a common toolto compare vastly divergent health conditions that might be treated or prev...
WIC, Medicaid Have Reduced Infant Deaths
...0s are now being curtailed littleby little. Public policy
researchers should monitor the consequences of this forinfant health," adds the Penn State researcher....
Patient Characteristics And The Way Patients Are Treated Have Impact On Hospital Costs Of Liver Transplants
A new study by UC San Francisco health policy
researchers has found that age,severity of illness...ostly to treat. "Our data suggest that the recent policy
change that places severely illpatients high on the waiting list could lead to a substantial increas...
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