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Patients newly diagnosed with HIV are more likely to enter outpatient care with case management

... trial to compare head to head the typical passive referral with a time-limited employment of case management." In addition to Emory, the study included researchers from the Division of HIV/AIDS at the CDC, the University of Miami School of Medicine, the Health Research Association in Los Angeles, the Johns ...

Mailman School of Public Health receives Manhattan Tobacco Cessation Center grant

...lines, and other cessation resources; Implements referral systems for other on-site and community programs including the New York State Smokers' Quit Line; Advocates for written quality assurance plans that mandate practices for tobacco use screening, training and intervention; and Evaluates the impact ...

Pushy parents can be bad for their children's health

...n. Two families had their requests granted through referral elsewhere. Twelve families made a formal complain... role in this condition, only 13 families accepted referral to psychological services. In 12, a significant degree of family conflict/dysfunction and a lack of ...

Balance and better interactions between primary-care and specialist physicians improve US health

...pically work in hospitals and see patients only on referral from primary-care physicians, so that the roles are clearly delineated. In the U.S., however, specialists may treat patients for ailments outside their area of expertise, thus putting patients at a higher risk of death. In addition, more specialists ...

New guideline tackles leading cause of mother and child death

...traightforward system of early risk assessment and referral to ensure that pregnant women with pre-eclampsia are offered specialist care at the appropriate time for the best outcome for them and their baby. It is aimed at those caring for pregnant women in the community and is a practical extension of NICE's...

Referrals to palliative care come too late to improve quality of life for cancer patients

...espondents about their perception of the timing of referral to care, as well as their perceptions of the quali...19%). Forty-eight percent of families thought that referral timing was appropriate, while only 3.8% said that it was early or very early. A number of factors ...

Exercise therapy builds strength, mobility in MS patients

...dehaag says it's too early to recommend systematic referral of patients for exercise training. So far, there is no clear indication of how much exercise is beneficial for people who have various types of the degenerative disease, Uitdehaag explains. Only patients who seem able to exercise and who are sufficie...

Immediate access to antibiotics stems spread of sexually transmitted diseases

...to one of two groups and offered either a standard referral for the partner or expedited treatment for the partner. Where a patient was not willing to talk to their partner about treatment, health workers attempted to notify and counsel the partner. In the standard-referral group, patients and health worke...

Early HIV screening prolongs life and is affordable, Stanford study shows

... the value of expanded HIV counseling, testing and referral in the United States." Experts have long known the importance of the timely identification of HIV. Delays in a patient's treatment can lead to irreversible immunologic damage and complications, as well as transmission of HIV through risky behavior. T...

Elderly people cared for by spouse are at greater risk for abuse, Pitt researchers find

...se the burden of caregiving, such as support group referral or arranging for other family members, friends, or formal service providers to perform respite care," wrote the researchers. While other studies on caregiving have typically interviewed only one person in the relationship, the Pitt researchers spoke ...

Gender bias in child growth evaluations may miss disease in girls

...Philadelphia who led the research. "Instead, these referral patterns may result from social pressures implying that short stature is a more significant problem in boys than girls." The study appears in the February issue of the Journal of Pediatrics . The researchers reviewed the charts of all 278 children r...

AHA urges earlier diagnoses, referrals for PCI in women

...improving women's treatment: Diagnosis and early referral for treatment. Women face great delays for stenting or angioplasty. By contrast, men are usually promptly referred for these procedures for suspected cardiovascular disease. The goal should be the same for women. Further research to optimize ther...

Cardiac imaging is underused in women to diagnose disease

...ting ECG, or women who are unable to exercise, the referral should be for SPECT imaging or stress echocardiography. The committee also concluded that women with diabetes "merit special consideration and are included in the current statement as candidates for cardiac imaging because they have an increased ris...

Clinicians report missing patient information is common

...es had more than 10. These contracts often dictate referral patterns for consultation and testing so that primary care offices must communicate with multiple laboratories, imaging facilities, consultants, and hospitals. These communications are not standardized -- some offices may make personal telephone call...

Study shows strengths, gaps in quality of care for kids in California's public mental health clinics

...red a medication evaluation, 83 percent received a referral or their record noted why it was not done, such as parent preference. Only 28 percent of the children's records documented monitoring of at least one vital sign or laboratory study, as clinically recommended for the medication regimen prescribed. ...

RelayHealth selected by Columbia University to link doctors and patients online

...tment requests, lab and test result reporting, and referral requests. RelayHealth's eScript is the only online solution to include patients in the e-prescribing process. Through eScript patients can electronically request a prescription renewal directly from their doctor or route a physician-approved prescrip...

New system may help babies avoid brain damage

...." Forty percent to 50 percent of babies born at a referral center such as MCG Medical Center would qualify for the study, although he suspects the monitor may one day be used in most labor processes. "What we are looking at here is translatability of a system that has already been tested and proven in other ...

Stanford study questions accuracy of ads for body scans

... to detect potential diseases - without a doctor's referral - is running advertisements that frequently include unsubstantiated claims about the benefits of getting CT and MRI scans, while rarely providing information about the technology's limitations and risks. That's the conclusion of researchers at the S...

November/December 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...suggest that better targeted patient education and referral to other support services may decrease the number of calls and utilization of health services among this group. Improving Test Ordering in Primary Care: The Added Value of a Small-Group Quality Improvement Strategy Compared with Classic Feedba...

Study emphasizes importance of women in cardiac research

...it has been suggested that there is gender bias in referral for invasive treatment and this may have an impact on outcome." However, reasons for the differences may be a matter of age, severity of coronary disease, and other risk factors. ...

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