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Poor patients twice as likely to die from heart disease

...se. Their findings raise important health-care policy issues, the researchers say, since most of the very poor tend to be elderly. In the current analysis, the average age of the low-income group was 65. The elderly, whose numbers continue to grow, are those who are the most impacted by heart disease, R...

Checking in on BCs reference-based pricing experiment

...fewer people were using an ACE inhibitor after the policy change. They also note that independent of reference pricing, low-income patients were more likely than high-income patients to stop all antihypertensive therapy. This did not change after the start of reference pricing.In a related commentary, Aslam...

Eliminating health disparities requires community involvement

...ers in prioritizing issues and address fundamental policy changes at the neighborhood, organizational and institutional levels.- The articles describe innovative methods occurring in local health departments, community-based organizations, clinics, churches, prisons, barber and beauty shops, neighborhoods a...

South African government urged to take action in preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission

...en under the age of 6 years. The lack of a similar policy to prevent the single most common perinatally tran...emains in translating these research findings into policy and practice in South Africa....

Breast cancer under threat from the new ethics say top cancer specialists

...urday 23 March) delegates will be asked to agree a policy which will culminate in a document the Barcelona Declaration - to be presented to European Union health commissioners. "These threats to research come from multiple directions EU regulations on clinical trials, the revised Declaration of Helsinki, ...

New data on overcrowding crisis finds critically ill flooding emergency departments

...r years, insurance companies, HMOs and some health policy advisors have said that emergency departments attract and encourage patients with nonurgent problems, said Robert W. Derlet, MD, of the University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, and author of a related editorial in this issue. This...

NIAID study results support diluting smallpox vaccine stockpile to stretch supply

...blic dialogue to discuss what the U.S. vaccination policy against smallpox should be: pre-emptive vaccination for the entire population or a more restricted vaccination program tied to those most closely affected by an attack or high threat of an attack....

Analyses of Violence Against Women Act suggest legislation saved US $14.8 billion

...r. Andrea K. Biddle, associate professor of health policy and administration; and Dr. Sandra L. Martin, associate professor of maternal and child health. The Violence Against Women Act was a bipartisan effort between the Clinton administration and Congress in 1994 aimed at protecting women because resea...

HIV infection among female injection drug users

...obert Remis discusses the public health and social policy implications of the different sets of predictors. He also warns that the study delivers disturbing news about Canadas Aboriginal population: HIV infection rates for both men and women were about twice as high as in the non-Aboriginal population....

Low socioeconomic status may influence quality of breast cancer treatment

...es. This finding should challenge the research and policy communities to provide remedies for reducing these disparities. In an editorial, Otis Brawley, M.D., of the Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University, notes that the disparity in breast cancer mortality rates between black and white women has conti...

Foods for Health Conference

...ealth, ethics, consumer choice, and regulatory and policy issues. The conference will address topics such as...coplat, university vice president for agricultural policy and dean of the College of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences. "The strengths of the Uni...

Overstocked blood drains nations supply

...y of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville. The policy is often based on tradition rather than a formal a...archers recommend that each institution update its policy according to its current blood usage. Because of modern advances, we are using less blood than we us...

Product Quality Research Institute (PQRI) issues first recommendation to FDA

...e gap between scientific principles and regulatory policy related to blend uniformity analysis and content uniformity of solid oral dosage forms. The working group process included identification of the issues associated with blend uniformity analysis as currently performed, i.e., sampling and analysis of...

College drinking problems and research solutions

...ries; consistently enforced discipline for alcohol policy violations; awareness of personal liability issues; "Safe-Ride" programs; regulation of happy hours and sales) Ineffective (examples: interventions that rely entirely on providing information about problems related to risks from drinking)"Another d...

HMO patients more likely to get health counseling, preventive services

...doctors. "The results of this study have national policy implications for the practice of medicine and payment to physicians under managed care," said Rajesh Balkrishnan, Ph.D., assistant professor of public health sciences and lead author on the study. Balkrishnan and his colleagues focused on doctors wh...

Study shows loosening managed care restrictions may improve doctor-patient relationship

...er Forrest, MD, PhD, associate professor of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. For the study, the Dr. Forrest and his colleagues examined the patient-practitioner relationship, which is characterized by physician empathy towards their patients, communication...

At 2 years, cocaine babies suffer cognitive development effects

...aine. We hope that this study will convince public policy and health providers that there needs to be a major emphasis on the provision of drug treatment, including smoking cessation, and mental health services for women especially poor women who are currently underserved, Singer said....

Simple intervention improves quality of dialysis treatment

... address the three barriers we identified. I urge policy makers to re-examine how we pay for dialysis treatment. The cost of carrying out the intervention was very modest because a single study coordinator educated physicians and patients. Similar inexpensive interventions might be developed to identify ...

UCSF scientists may have found link to early childhood tooth decay

...y. This population needs help from all of us; from policy makers, health care providers and from those serving the children, Ramos-Gomez said. The cost of a full mouth rehabilitation under general anesthesia of a two year old is about $10,000. If we can make an impact on the population by teaching them di...

First large doctor-patient e-mail study finds positive attitudes on both sides

...essor of internal medicine and health management & policy at the U-M. Adds co-investigator David Stern, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor of internal medicine, We hope our studies will help guide the evolution of the kind of electronic communication and access that many of our patients and peers tell us t...

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