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Drug war strategy: First fund enforcement then switch to treatment, says O.R. paper

... can become sufficiently established that the best policy is to moderate the epidemic, rather than to seek i...ss of drug control programs and has briefed senior policy makers at the federal, state, and local level. The study, "Optimal Dynamic Allocation of Treatment ...

Study: N.C. educates only a quarter of physicians practicing in the state

...rom out of state." Ricketts is professor of health policy at the UNC School of Public Health and deputy director of UNC's Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. He oversaw the new study, which focused on 1999 data and was conducted by assistant center director Erin Fraher and N.C. Health Profes...

Increased use of prescription drugs - especially new ones - outpaces price hikes as source of cost increase

...Ph.D, associate professor of health management and policy and of internal medicine. "And from what we can se...n Smith, Ph.D., professor of health management and policy at the School of Public Health, and Duane Kirking, Ph.D., professor and chair of social and administ...

Effective surgery fails to attract patients unless costs are low

...Kevin Frick, PhD, an assistant professor of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Scho...chers said they hope their findings will encourage policy makers to set up local surgery clinics, thus making it easier for people with trichiasis to get the ...

Examining The Science Behind Nutraceuticals: Proceedings of the AAPS Dietary Supplements Forum

... to remove any barriers to the formation of public policy and establishment of appropriate, rational standards that protect consumers. In his welcoming remarks, Augsburger, a former AAPS president, cautions consumers that reading labels and comparing prices are not the best means to determine a dietary su...

Health service in "political denial" about need for rationing, claims leading economist

The main policy issue for the National Health Service is not whether to ration health and social care, but how to do it, says leading health economist, Professor Alan Maynard, in this month's issue of the Journal of Medical Ethics. "There are two certainties in life...

U-M, World Health Organization host telemedicine symposium

...aders, information technologists and policy makers who believe information technology provides...echnology and clinical practice, as well as health policy and regulation. Presentations, panels and directed workshops will identi...

Rx for drug dilemmas: Tailor the copayment to the patient

...-brand products prescribed for the same disease; a policy based entirely on cost - not benefit - reasons. T...h, Ph.D., a U-M professor of health management and policy who collaborated on the research. He notes that copays for appropriate drugs could be based on new ...

UCSF study finds shortage of California dentists in rural, poor, minority communities

...health care services should be addressed by public policy through programs such as expanded educational opportunities in dentistry for minority students, recruitment of students from rural backgrounds, and targeted dental service programs for the underserved. Policies to promote greater participation of un...

Generic vs. name brand medications

... and a research scientist in health management and policy at the U-M School of Public Health, said many people in the health care industries looked to generics as a quick-fix way to cut costs. For a number of reasons, that is not realistic, he said. For example, a number of the most expensive medications a...

Excess iron intake increases risk of intestinal infections, study suggests

...est a revision of the standard policy of iron fortification of the general population. They recommend periodic evaluation of the iron status of individuals, particularly women in the reproductive period of their life cycle. If a...

Heavier white female workers earn less

...American working women, says John Cawley, a health policy scholar, economist and an assistant professor of policy analysis and management at Cornell. Cawley found only weak evidence that overweight Hispanic women ...

30 years of fighting cancer: Forum discusses future of war on cancer

.... On Nov. 7, 2001, leading research, clinical and policy experts will discuss progress and setbacks in the ... (AMP). Experts also will comment on just-released policy recommendations for prevention, treatment and funding priorities, proposed by the National Cancer Le...

Studying growth, poverty and well-being in Africa

...g the world's leading centers for African economic policy research. Other key Cornell faculty engaged in t...reform and poverty in Africa. "Despite significant policy reforms in many sub-Saharan African countries, the achievements on growth and poverty reduction have...

Costs of caring for elders with dementia

...are-giver time when evaluating future clinical and policy interventions aimed at reducing the impact of deme...plied by 52 (weeks per year). "Both physicians and policy makers will be confronted with difficult choices regarding the allocation of health care resources a...

Study: Dental sealants for children on Medicaid can reduce dental costs

...er are associate professor and professor of health policy and administration at UNC, respectively. We assessed what happened to the dental care of 15,438 North Carolina children between 1985 and 1992 and found the sealants definitely made an important difference, Rozier said. Not only did the children at hi...

UNC to share in $34 million study of what happens to cancer patients

...adiation oncology, nutrition, pathology and health policy and administration. Researchers will obtain names of colon cancer patients in 22 central N.C. counties and invite them to participate. Those who agree will be followed closely over the five years to learn what happens to them following treatment by t...

Underage smokers respond to threat of legal penalties

...r William C. Livingood, Ph.D., director of health, policy and evaluation research with the Duval County Health Department in Florida. The findings are published in the December issue of Health Education & Behavior. Floridas comprehensive campaign is made up of multiple components, including an advertising i...

First report on sublethal effects of smoke available from NIST

... topic can only help product manufacturers, public policy makers and the American population as a whole. The report, International Study of the Sublethal Effects of Fire Smoke on Survival and Health: Phase I Final Report (NIST Technical Note 1439), includes the first estimates of the magnitude and impact of...

Smaller hospitals OK for heart bypass surgery - if your risk is small

...e important and should influence further study and policy debate over the proposed "regionalization" of non-...suffer from some weaknesses, but despite this, the policy implications are worthy of serious discussion."...

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