Tag: "policy" at medical news
More Cystic Fibrosis Patients Will Die Waiting For Lung Transplants, Predicts University Of Pittsburgh Study
...ted last year have been incorporated into national policy
byUNOS and are 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...
New Book Looks At Those Who Examine Our Sex Lives
...questions? And why? What effects do they have on policy
andperception? In her new book, "Kiss and Tell: S...er backdrops, andlooks at how they have influenced policy
and perceptions in these areas. Ericksen first taught on the sociology of sexuality in the late 1970...
Holding Policy Is Cost-Effective Way To Further Protect Blood Plasma Supply From HIV And Other Infections
...C researchers suggests that asophisticated holding policy
recently implemented by the blood plasma industryi...ation of the holdperiod. Under the type of holding policy
described in the paper, all donatedunits are stored before being released for fractionation and the ...
Older Women's Health Focus Of Bay Area Summit
...five participants representing media, researchers, policy
makers,health care providers and advocates will come together to create a dialogue onolder women's health issues at the Older Women's Health and Wellness Summit inSan Francisco on May 6 and 7. This is a working summit during which participants will ...
Study Shows Dermatologists Are Best At Removing Skin Cancers
...pital privileges. "The side effect of this policy
is to exclude dermatologists fromperforming those ...ch they have the greatest expertise." This policy
has already been passed in Florida. It is pending before themedical boards in 11 other states, inclu...
$50 million from Bill and Melinda Gates will fund Columbia Public Health program to prevent maternal deaths in developing nations
...environmental healthsciences, epidemiology, health policy
and management, population and familyhealth and sociomedical sciences....
British Adolescents Need Government Support To Help Clean Up Their Act
...' to co-ordinate action on illicit drugs; a health policy
which aims to reduce rates of teenage smoking and adolescent drinking is moving up the government agenda under pressure from senior police officers. However, what is needed is a more widespread approach to tackle the general malaise, says McKee and...
Mayo Clinic Study Finds Costs For Cancer Clinical Trials Comparable To Costs For Standard Treatment
...ential Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) policy
changes withrespect to Medicare coverage of clinical trial costs. As a matter of federalpolicy, Medicare does not pay for routine patient care delivered in a clinicaltrial unless that care would be necessary without the trial. This study was condu...
Anal Cancer Screening For HIV-Positive Gay And Bisexual Men Would Save Lives And Be Cost Effective, New Study Shows
...Goldie, M.D.,M.P.H., assistant professor of health policy
and decision science in the Departmentof Health Po...f Health Policy and Management, both in the health policy
andmanagement department at Harvard School of Public Health, and Kenneth A.Freedberg, M.D., M.Sc., a...
Report: tuberculosis control programs inadequate in developing countries
...is epidemic insub-Saharan Africa, and world health policy
makers need to better account forthe intertwining of the two diseases, say Johns Hopkins researchers in a newreport. Tuberculosis in the HIV-infected presents a challenge much differentthan tuberculosis among the HIV-negative, they add, but current e...
Major study finds effects of child care quality linger into the second grade
... Because of the importance of theresults and their policy
implications, U.S. Secretary of EducationRichard Riley was scheduled to attend and speak at the media briefing. "In families where both parents work full-time to make endsmeet, the children can spend as many waking hours in child care as they...
NPSF workshop builds community to improve pharmaceutical safety
...legal advisors, consumer advocates,regulators, and policy
makers among its board of directors. Workingcollaboratively with its broad base of constituents, the NPSF is leading thepatient safety movement by raising awareness, building a knowledge base,creating a forum for sharing that knowledge, and facilitat...
Wanted: Holistic approach to cancer treatment
...echnic Institute in Troy, NY. In addition, medical policy
needs to bereformed to incorporate evaluation of a...the last year there havebeen major advancements on policy
front toward making funding availableevaluation of alternative cancer therapies. But what cancer pat...
Bioterrorism topic of first new nationally broadcast public health grand rounds session
...son, clinical professor of epidemiology and health policy
andadministration in the UNC-CH School of Public Health. This session will feature presentations and discussion on bioterrorism and itsimplications for public health practitioners, organizations and systems. Using actual examples ofdomestic biologic...
Universal antenatal HIV screening needed in areas of high prevalence
... also believe that serious consideration of such a policy
should be given for other areas 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 women for HIV can avert this cost and lead ...
Food should be fortified with folic acid to ensure all mothers receive recommended daily requirements
...mmended daily dose of folic acid is to implement a policy
of fortifying foods with the nutrient. Neural tube defects (such as spina bifida) have been shown to be reduced by mothers taking periconceptional supplementation. In a separate paper, also in this week's BMJ, Dr Rezan Kadir and colleagues from the ...
Hospital study shows more patients could qualify for free care coverage
... author. "Thisinformation, along with some public policy
changes, has prompted many hospitalsin the state t...onthly multidisciplinary journal devoted to health policy
research andopinion, published by Project HOPE....
Changes in allied and auxiliary health care workers' training needed for quality
of patient care, according to UCSF report
...wstack, PhD, UCSF professor of medicine and health policy
and co-director ofthe UCSF Center for the Health P...oked by health care institutions, researchers, and policy
makers,said Showstack. The report titled The Hidden Health Care Workforce: Recognizing, Understand...
Seniors need group housing, not homes
...ccording to a new study by Peter Chi, professor of policy
analysis andmanagement, and Joseph Laquatra, associate professor of design and environmentalanalysis. From 10 to 50 percent of the country's nursing home population isinstitutionalized unnecessarily, Chi says. However, more than half of men andwom...
Advances in 'On the Spot' tests have huge public health implications
...ase as a source of valuable information for health policy
decision makers. The main driving force behind the development of near testing kits has been the search for life in space and the military's need to detect biological warfare agents says Prof Borriello. In the future we could see remote patient test...
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