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Managed-Care Incentives Should Be Disclosed, Physician Says

...underutilization of services. HCFA also could give preference to health plans that survey patients to determine whether financial incentives create the perception of a conflict of interest between doctors and patients. Meanwhile, the authors recommend broader disclosure so that interested patients-- even those ...

An Ergonomically Redesigned Analgesia Delivery Device Proves Safer And More Efficient

..., a 14% reduction in mental workload, and a strong preference by nurses for the redesigned interface. These find...rface. Finally, a majority of subjects expressed a preference for the redesigned interface over the current PCA interface. CONCLUSION Findings from our analysis o...

People With Brain Injury To Frontal Lobe Don't Get Punch Lines -- Prefer Slapstick Humor!

...ebrain have trouble getting punch lines and show a preference for slapstickhumor. The findings are reported in a...ch at funny cartoons or verbaljokes. They showed a preference for silly slapstick humor -- surprising butillogical endings which are the hallmarks of such acts as...

Open access follow up is cost effective and popular with GPs and patients with inflammatory bowel disease

... Neath hospitals. The patients registered a strong preference for open access, feeling it appropriate to attend only when ill. General practitioners also preferred open access but some patients experienced difficulty in making urgent appointments. Effective methods are needed to overcome this difficulty and t...

Cell transplants offer hope of brain repair following stroke

...rather than the subventriclular zone, suggesting a preference for cells to grow better in their native environment. However, when the cortical cells were transplanted into stroke-damaged rats, the cells grew more profusely in the subventricular zone (the area that was not as severely damaged) than in the damag...

Left handers at twice the risk of inflammatory bowel disease

...s of 26 and33. Handedness was determined from hand preference for writing and footpreference for kicking a ball at the age of either 7 or 10. In total, around 17,000 people were included in the study. Significantlymore men than women were left handers, but gender was not itself associatedwith increased risk of ...

College freshmen more politically liberal than in the past, UCLA survey reveals

...cent among men). Record number report no religious preference When asked to indicate their current religious pre... in 1966. The growth in students with no religious preference parallels the growth in the percentage of students who report no religious preference for at least o...

Alcohol preferences among pregnant Native and African American urban women

... Indians and African Americans. Alcoholic beverage preference was found to have a significant impact on fetal al... Fewer people are aware of the role that beverage preference may play in the amount of alcohol exposure. A study in the February issue of Alcoholism: Clinical ...

Study details costs of providing care inconsistent with patient wishes

...t that their medical care is consistent with their preference to focus on their comfort. This provides the allur...talization. They found that 60 percent expressed a preference for their care to focus on comfort but 35 percent of those patients believed they received aggressiv...

Use of invasive heart procedures decreases after the age of 75

...est this hypothesis, Alexander conducted a patient preference survey of 678 patients admitted to Duke University Hospital for chest pain prior to a referral for cardiac catheterization. Of these patients, 274 (40.4 percent) were at least 75 years old. The surveys measured patients' willingness to under...

Surgeons dont offer women choices of treatment as often as they could

... and should be systematic in assessing each womans preference for participation in decision-making. Also, this research proved how vital it is for the women to receive adequate information for making a choice of treatment, and how important it is that women are followed up to check that they have received and u...

Behavior management programs help seniors with chronic illnesses sleep better

... Rybarczyk. He also noted that "there is a strong preference among older adults to use sleep medications as a last resort and on a short-term basis only. These techniques will give older adults an important new option."...

Preventive medicine residency

...eted medical school and clinical training, and the preference is toward those who have board certification in another area like pediatrics or family practice. The residents spend their first year getting a master's of public health in epidemiology. In the second year, they do rotations through the state epide...

Hearing infants show preference for sign language over pantomime

...ime, lending new evidence that humans show a broad preference for languages over "non-languages," according to a...either screen, statistically, we see a significant preference for the language rather than the non-language," said Hildebrandt. "Babies find both interesting, bu...

Researchers shed light on mechanisms of voluntary alcohol consumption

...ction reduced both alcohol consumption and alcohol preference in the animals, lending further support to a significant role of beta gamma dimers in voluntary drinking. "Our experiments suggest that synergy of dopamine D2 and adenosine A2 receptors creates hypersensitivity to ethanol and that beta gamma dimers ...

First pregnancies reported using a new, needle-free device for administering hormones to IVF women

...cles previously and their diaries indicate a clear preference for the needle-free approach."...

Wine drinkers have healthier lifestyles

...r, yet the relationship between alcoholic beverage preference and health benefit or risk has not been extensivel...tion, Barefoot et. al. surveyed alcoholic beverage preference in a large and homogeneous group of highly educated upper-income Americans and found that beverage c...

Medication effective in treating children with autism

...avior, delayed language, learning challenges and a preference for isolation. Irritability, tantrums and aggression are not universal characteristics, but are "reasonably common," Aman said. "Many of these kids present families with very serious challenges," he said. "Parents have to educate themselves about the...

Babies fond of salt have higher blood pressure, a granny with hypertension

...er, is the lower number. In newborns with a salt preference who also had a grandparent being treated for high blood pressure, their average diastolic pressure was 5.0 mmHg higher and average systolic pressure was 6.7 mmHg higher than babies with an aversive response. At one month of age, blood pressures were...

Caesarean rates unaffected by level of nursing care

...ct, the majority of women in the study expressed a preference for that level of care. However, relying on a single intervention is not sufficient to reduce caesarean rates. "We need widespread changes to routine hospital practices and to caregivers' attitudes about childbirth," says Hodnett, suggesting that one...

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