Tag: "price" at medical news
Stents Work Well, But Are Costly: Will Hospitals Continue To Use Them?
... for the hospital. Medicare gives hospitals one price
(from $10,000 to $13,000 dependingon the kind of h...tion or length of hospital stay. It is inthe fixed price
of the devices, which usually cost around $1,600 each, andthe extra angioplasty balloons, costing up...
Stress: It's Not Just All In Your Head; Scientists Map The Wear And Tear Of Daily Life
...eagues have labeled"allostatic load," which is the price
our bodies pay for theability to adapt to stress. "From the standpoint of health,"says McEwen, "what is even more important than how we feel about thestressful events in our lives is how our bodies react in terms of the stresshormones they produce." ...
Higher Prices Won't Stop Teenage Smokers
...years. Also, President Clinton has said he favors price
hikes by as much as $1.50 a pack in order to cut y...ariance with previous studies that have found that price
hikes do in fact curb teen-age smoking. However, says Mathios, most of these studies attempted to a...
Thousands Of AIDS Deaths Could Be Prevented With Expanded Medicaid Coverage,
UCSF Study Concludes
...increase in drug salesvolume more than offsets the price
reduction." The UCSF study incorporated several clinical and fiscal calculations, includingestimates of the number of people living with HIV by disease stage; likelihoodof qualifying and enrolling in the expansion; insurance status, income, andaccess...
UCSF Osher Center For Integrative Medicine Symposium
...sity, coined the term allostatic load,which is the price
our bodies pay for the ability to adapt to stress and change.He also documented eight physical indicators of the body that can be measured togive a tangible indication of an individual?s personal stress load. A morning wellness lecture will start t...
University Of Texas Southwestern Studies Excimer Laser For Treating Farsightedness With Combined
...-663-2020. A fee of$1,600 (reduced from a nonstudy price
of $2,100) will be assessed to cover thelaser correction....
Engineering Study For The CDC Shows How To Fight Low Childhood Immunization,Save Millions In Health Costs
...tion process is tied to trimming several costs:the price
of multiple visits to doctors or clinics to receive inoculations, theprice of the vaccine itself, the cost of storing extra vaccines that areeventually discarded, and the cost associated with medical staff. To demonstratethe model, the CDC estimated ...
Duke Doctors Can Now Cure Most Babies Born With Fatal Immune Disease
...ting until the child is seriouslyill can boost the price
tag into the millions and may fail, Buckley said. Taken together, Buckley's approach has eradicated the need for toxicchemotherapy, sterile environments and lengthy hospital stays that once typifiedthe ordeal of children with "bubble boy" dis...
Routine Use Of Coronary Stents Found To Yield Better Outcomes, Be More Cost-Effective
...ent procedure cost was $1,000 higher becauseof the price
of the stent itself. But after six months the cost was actually$200 lower because the balloon angioplasty required further hospitalizations andtreatment. "The number of hospitalizations was almost two and a half times higher for theballoon angioplas...
Patient Characteristics And The Way Patients Are Treated Have Impact On Hospital Costs Of Liver Transplants
...lants at the three centers werematched to a single price
list. The researchers then tested the association ofpatient and clinical characteristics to resource use. The researchers collected clinical and utilization data from 711 patients, 16years or older, who received single-organ liver transplants betwe...
Therapy Developed At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Shows Promise In Preventing Rejection Of Transplanted Organs
...ilable to suppress theimmune system but there is a price
to pay. They make the patient moresusceptible to infectious complications because most of the medications areglobally immunosuppressive," said Dr. Jordan. "The good thing about IVgammaglobulin therapy is that it modulates the immune system, it doesn'...
Intestine Transplant Results Reported At American Society Of Transplantation Meeting
.... According to 1992 Medicare figures, TPN's annual price
tag is $150,000, aconservative figure that does not include associated costs for medicalequipment, nursing home-health care and frequent hospitalizations. Today'scosts are believed to be much higher. "Based on these data, intestinal transplantation ...
Depression-treating drugs lead record-setting pharmacy benefit cost rise -- Total increase lower when pharmacy benefit actively managed
... annual per member cost -- on an average wholesale price
(AWP) basisbefore copayments, discounts and active...several times andoften by double digits. Overall, price
increases alone accounted for nearly athird of last year's benefit cost growth, the first time price...
Study: Productivity can be increased even as baby boomers retire
...consume but not produce?" One possibility is "the price
of consumables would rise and the value of assets being liquidated would fall," implying that retirees might not do as well as they now anticipate. That need not happen according to Dr. Brown's current and earlier research. A 1997 study by Dr. Brown...
Can the body trick the body into an autoimmune response to thwart HIV?
...would be if you knock [CCR5] out, there might be a price
to pay. We're really tinkering with pretty murky processes." But CCR5 may be a special case: neither the mice nor the macaques in Schiller's experiments showed any ill effects. "They've gotten some interesting findings," says Berger. "Let's see if th...
Underage college drinkers have easy access to alcohol, pay less, and consume more per occasion than older students
...one dollar for a drink, got it free, or paid a set price
for an unlimited number of drinks compared to 15 p...ce surveyed students who received drinks for a set price
were more likely to binge. "Eliminating this practice of selling alcohol without a license should b...
Express Scripts 1999 drug trend report: Seniors hit hardest by record 17.4-Percent prescription drug spending increase
...was a per-member-per-year (PMPY) average wholesale price
(AWP) ingredient cost of $387.09 in 1999, up from ...Express Scripts 1999 Drug Trend Report showed that price
increases were a major factor, accounting for nearly a third of the hike in drug spending. The top ...
Marijuana use rises and falls with price and perceived harm, study shows
...ined to a recorded low between 1981 and 1992, when price
more than tripled. The trend reversed itself after 1992, when price
fell by 16 percent. The study shows that perceived risk of harm from marijuana use had a substant...
Welfare to work does not improve mental health
...n health," Quinn wrote. "Working at any job at any price
to family health and security is not preferable to dependency on government subsidy." Kneipp noted that one goal of the federal government's Healthy People 2010 report is to eliminate socioeconomic disparities in health status. "We need to be...
Groups urge Bush: rethink natural hazards approach
...ncoming administration will facedisasters carrying price
tags ranging from $10 to $100 billion, suchas regional water shortages costing at least as much as the gasoline-price increases of 2000, multiple power shortages due to weather extremes, and military operations compromised by severe weather and other...
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