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Cardiovascular Costs, Deaths Projected To Rise In 1998

...h and other medical durables.Also included is lost productivity resulting from the number of people who areill or ... the American Heart Associationestimates that lost productivity resulting from deaths from cardiovasculardisease will cost the United States $77.9 billion in future...

Cost, Use Of Health Services Is Not Affected By Physician Compensation: A StudyOf Washington State Medical Groups/Managed Care Organizations

Whether by productivity or by salary, the way in which primary care physic...es."Compensating physicians in ways that encourage productivity does not appear --at the physician/patient level -- to be resulting in substantial differences inthe...

Filmless System Puts X-Ray Images On The Web

... medical information toincrease the efficiency and productivity of our institution," Dr. Templetonsays. The move to digital images represents the University of MarylandMedical Center's continuing commitment to higher definition and diagnosticefficiency in imaging technology. The medical center has also i...

First Drug Shown Effective For Treating Chronic Forms Of Major Depression

...raline orthe drug imipramine. From increased productivity at work to better social relationships, pati... episodesof depression. Improvements in work productivity and psychosocial behaviorare lost. It is important to stay on treatments." The research...

UI Researcher Shows Economic Benefits Of Hospitals Fast-Tracking Patients Vary

...cannotbe expected, fast-tracking will increase the productivity of the workforce sostaff members can do other things with their time. It may not decrease costs butrest assured that it is going to increase productivity." Dexter and his colleagues were funded in part by Aspect Medical Systems Inc. todetermine wheth...

Information technology is key to decreasing surgery costs, UI researcher finds

...y." "There has been no evidence of any increase in productivity of the operatingroom perioperative workforce over ...y way you cansubstantively increase operating room productivity is to ensure that you neverhave down time. The problem is there is a lot of down time -- on the orde...

Researchers gaining more understanding of sleep, sleep loss, daytime sleepiness and fatigue in healthy adults

...e. Theresults of such sleep deprivation can reduce productivity as well as increasethe chances of accidents at home or at work. "Our previous research demonstrated that patients with excessive daytimesleepiness such as obese subjects and those with sleep problems, such as sleepapnea, had higher levels of ...

Study: Productivity can be increased even as baby boomers retire

...r-than-projected labor force can be maintained and productivity can be increased to produce enough goods and servi...ping workers in the labor force longer and raising productivity is a highly plausible solution to a much-feared problem. As the baby boomers retire, "What happens t...

U-M health leaders offer an innovative framework for keeping academic medicine viable

...pond to change while remaining focused on service, productivity and market leadership will shape a positive future for academic medicine," explains Omenn. "We are confident that we will be among those leaders." The editorial recounts how the U-M's health leadership began its course of preventive measures in 1996....

Millennium, Aventis Pharma form novel alliance

...and develop technology improvements to enhance the productivity of drug discovery and development, said Mark Levin...e ADMET effort will be to enhance drug development productivity by reducing the time required for chemistry and to deliver products to clinical trials with a higher...

Weeding out better wines

...Mr Penfold, "but mainly to improve vine vigour and productivity while simultaneously reducing evaporation losses. Now we will see what it can do for weed control. "Cereal straw mulch has commonly been used on vines, but as it decomposes it can compromise nitrogen availability. Other concerns are that it pr...

Work-site wellness programs

...o know they can trim health care costs and improve productivity by providing an environment where employees remain... year in medical care costs and an equal amount in productivity gains. "Work site health management programs are part of the new way to do health care in America. ...

Fogarty International Center announces initial awards for international studies on health and economic development

...losis, malaria, and HIV/AIDS on agricultural labor productivity and economic development in western Kenya....

New study highlights impact of bipolar disorder on society

...percent of these costs are associated with loss of productivity due to unemployment, nearly 10 percent are due to absenteeism at work, and just over 5 percent is driven by suicide among this population. Individuals with bipolar disorder suffer from excessive, disruptive swings in mood - from manic episodes, marke...

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

...ferred to a report that cocaine-related health and productivity costs in 1992 were $20 billion. They cite an average of $1,700 - $2,000 spent per admission to treatment along with a 13% chance of ceasing heavy use. The authors developed their model by focusing on the role of markets and prices, taking into accoun...

Cocaine use, hypertension major risk factors for brain hemorrhage in young African Americans, study finds

...tes significantly to death, disability and loss of productivity in young populations. "In the absence of any definitive treatment for intracerebral hemorrhage, significant stress needs to be placed on primary prevention and understanding of factors that predispose to a higher risk in young African Americans,"...

Effective surgery fails to attract patients unless costs are low

...rgery available at the local level -- the gains in productivity from those additional surgeries would substantiall...n terms of an untreated patient's reduced economic productivity over a lifetime. Patients in the study paid nothing out-of-pocket for the surgery. Their costs consi...

Study shows caregiver and patient costs rise as symptom severity increases in Alzheimer's disease

...y in terms of direct health-care costs and loss of productivity of caregivers are astronomical, said Dr. Gary Smal...tudy) are from caregiver costs, including the lost productivity of missed days of work and hours per week spent caring for loved ones. Researchers sent a survey to...

HIV/AIDS impact on education intensifies economic downfall

...nd 1 percent lower. The slowdown is due to reduced productivity growth, reduced population growth, reduced human capital accumulation and reduced physical capital accumulation. Arndt makes three major policy recommendations based on his analysis: Mozambique should take aggressive action to limit the scope,...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March (first issue)

...ately 366,600 persons in 1994, and that total lost productivity due to the disease cost $9.9 billion in that year. The study was published in the first issue for March of the American Thoracic Societys peer-reviewed American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Sleep-disordered breathing in mildl...

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