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Direct contracting health plan cuts costs, not quality

...e study analyzed the cost and usage of health care resources from 1996 to 1998 and compared a single provider health care plan used in 1996 to the first two years of the Choice Plus health plan. Only patients enrolled for six months or longer were included in the study. To assess the quality of care, the resea...

Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, February 19, 2002

...s to protect the blood supply may shrink available resources in developing countries and take away from other gains in health. Review: Identifying and Treating the Suicidal Patient A review of data on the assessment and management of suicidal patients identifies personal and family traits, availability of ...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for February (second issue)

...ough changes in the use of expensive critical care resources near the end of life and efforts to reduce suffering are desirable, they are unlikely to yield significant costsavings. Since daily ICU costs range from $2,000 to $3,000 per day in many U.S. hospitals, clinicians and administrators alike generally a...

Most child care is provided by 'informal' providers, study finds

...shops, kits for activities and home safety, mobile resources and consultation. A $300,000 fund to test these strategies in Seattle and King County will be announced today by the Project Lift-Off Opportunity Fund, a public-private funding partnership for children. The money will allow six organizations to est...

NIAID Phase III HIV vaccine trial to determine correlates of protection will not proceed

...experience, expertise, research infrastructure and resources of both Institutes, the merger will ensure the U.S. government HIV research effort is comprehensive, efficient and coordinated. Phase III HIV vaccine efficacy trial in Thailand will continue Until recently, NIAID and USAMRMC had proposals underwa...

HIV protein stops cell division, leading to more virus and sicker patients

...ng so, Vpr helps HIV to harness the infected cells resources to create more HIV. The process goes on, creating more virus, which then go on to kill more T cells. The outcome is a sicker patient. Michael P. Sherman, MD, PhD, Gladstone research scientist and UCSF assistant clinical professor of medicine, present...

Radical solutions needed to address health inequalities

...direct needs-based methods to allocate health care resources has been growing particularly with the recent rele...gest that this approach would result in a shift in resources towards areas serving less deprived populations' explains Dr Sheena Asthana co author of the researc...

NIAAA steps up search for brain mechanisms of alcohol abuse, alcoholism

... alcohol research. "INIA is expected to create new resources for understanding alcoholism mechanisms, and to provide opportunities for collaboration between scientists in the alcohol field and prominent investigators from other research areas," said Samir Zakhari, Ph.D., Director, NIAAA Division of Basic Resea...

Nursing degree improves patient outcomes, study shows

...hat ensure the appropriate deployment of workforce resources to better meet client needs," says Professor Linda... Nursing Human Resources. "The scarcity of nursing resources requires a closer examination of the impact of nursing skill mix on productivity and outcomes." The ...

Husbands of fibromylagia sufferers in slightly poorer health, more depressed than other men

... have been sufficient for these spouses to develop resources for dealing with the changes caused by the disorder. The way participants were selected also supports the idea that the men, as well as their wives, were a particularly well-adjusted group and not necessarily representative of all couples coping wi...

Screening the controversy continues

...nities have a long tradition of central government resources and self-management while others have only recently had resources and autonomy over health matters. "But, nearly two-thirds of Spain is now covered by our breast canc...

More Americans facing blindness than ever before

...pe of eye problems in our country so that adequate resources can be devoted to research, treatment, and prevention. A copy of the full report is available in downloadable format at http://www.preventblindness.org and http://www.nei.nih.gov/eyedata MAJOR EYE DISEASES The leading causes of vision impairmen...

Surgeon warns that hospitals need to face the resource implications of breast reconstruction surgery

... that reconstruction should not be done, but extra resources should be made available and the extra requirements should be acknowledged when busy breast units offer a full reconstructive service. This is a pilot study and we are aware that the numbers of patients are small and therefore the conclusions reached...

First multimedia resource to give patients their own voice

...rmation on the illness itself, with links to other resources such as support groups, and a forum for feedback. DIPEx has just launched its newest modules on breast cancer and bowel cancer and, in the long-term, plans to cover around 100 major illnesses. Modules on cervical screening and cancer will be launched...

New study says people take mental stress to heart

...plete data on nonfatal events. There also were no resources to classify deaths by cause, so the researchers analyzed associations with total mortality rather than cardiac death. He says research should focus on reproducing this finding and searching for an inexpensive technique for myocardial imaging, which w...

Aventis Pasteur donates approximately 75 to 90 million doses of smallpox vaccine to the U.S.

...s placed on it at this point and relatively modest resources given all of the costs surrounding bioterrorism. Its very important to us as citizens, not just in our role as a vaccine producer to be able to make a contribution during this time of uncertainty. We hope that a dose will never be needed, but we a...

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

... money to increase penalties for abuse and improve resources for police, prosecutors, various service providers and others. Clark decided to undertake the study when the act was coming up for renewal last year to determine whether the legislation had any measurable effect. Biddle and Martin were her advise...

Childhood sexual abuse proves top predictor for HIV infection in women

...cted womens sexual histories and offer appropriate resources for dealing with past trauma. The UCLA/Drew Women ...moving on with their lives. Their lack of economic resources severely restricts their choices. This makes them dependent on men who continue to abuse them and pu...

Action needed to tackle fake drugs trade

...tries do not have the infrastructure and financial resources to implement them. In the past, drug companies have tended to avoid publicising the problem for fear of damaging public confidence in medicines. Some countries, well aware of the scale of their problem, have preferred to ignore it, they add. Much of ...

Nations only National Healthcare Outreach Mapping Center established

...Dr. McGowan, who is associate dean for information resources andeducation technology, also is director of library and information resources, professor of knowledge informatics, and professor of pediatrics at the IU School of Medicine. She also is a Regenstrief Institute for Health Care affiliated scientist. In...

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