Tag: "spending" at medical news
Primary care office strategies may increase colon cancer screening
... and found areas for improvement in CRC screening, spending
an average of 3 hours in direct contact via telephone or in-person interaction. One hundred twenty-seven clinicians who were provided with resources, tools, and support to make possible positive changes also completed follow-up questionnaires. Medi...
Mental health service costs offset by savings in other public sectors
...study, the first of its type, shows that including spending
in other service sectors in the analysis reduced t...ed that system-of-care approach communities may be spending
roughly the same amount of tax dollars as non-system-of care communities but getting more out of the...
HIV and ID doctors oppose ideologically driven STI prevention policies
...y them with the tools to make wise choices." "When spending
taxpayer dollars, the federal government has an obligation to provide accurate information to sexually active people," adds Paul Volberding, MD, chair of the HIV Medicine Association Board of Directors. "The evidence shows using condoms reduces the ...
Liverpool to lead 20M Department of Health initiative to develop medicines for children
...esigned primarily for adults. The 20million we are spending
on setting up the UK Medicines For Children Research Network will lead to safer and more effective treatments designed specifically for children. This network will bring together the pharmaceutical industry and the NHS to achieve better development o...
Explosion of child obesity predicted to shorten us life expectancy
...e same time, children are becoming more sedentary, spending
more time watching TV and using computers. Moreover, many insurance companies don't cover obesity treatment, or offer only limited coverage. Nationally, reimbursement is as little as 10 percent, Ludwig notes. "To tackle obesity we will need una...
Finances, not having a dentist are primary barriers to seniors receiving needed dental care
... that younger seniors have more apprehension about spending
a significant amount of money on dental treatment because they may have retired recently and now are living on a fixed income. This generation of seniors also remembers a time when going to the dentist was associated with painful procedures without ...
New study tests amitriptyline for painful bladder syndrome
...aising false hopes for patients, and unnecessarily spending
health care dollars on prescriptions, if we don't do this study. It's critical to base our treatment decisions on evidence." Eligibility criteria for the amitriptyline trial mark a major departure from two prior IC studies supported by NIDDK. The cur...
Morbidly obese pay nearly twice as much for health care
... among morbidly obese adults resulted from greater spending
on visits to the doctor, outpatient hospital care,...re considered morbidly obese, bringing health-care spending
associated with excess body weight to more than $11 billion that year. Morbid obesity (defined as be...
Overseas junior doctors warned to expect unemployment in the UK
...han ours, but far from gaining experience they are spending
long periods unemployed," says the author. "The system reflects badly on the NHS and all of those who work in it." For the future, he recommends moving away from the present ad hoc arrangements towards a central clearing house to which international ...
Smoking hurts wealth as well as health, study suggests
...Resource Research. Federal statistics on cigarette spending
suggest that the wealth reductions are roughly equal to how much smokers spend on their habit. "We don't have any direct proof, but taking the study results and the federal statistics together, it seems that the money smokers spend on cigarettes come...
Disaster funding needs radical reform
... more lives. The system for tracking donations and spending
should also be improved, and "disaster proofing" should be taken seriously in all development planning. Short term thinking and related funding mechanisms can undermine efforts for a more sustained approach to reducing the risk of disaster, add World...
January/February Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...ting with them. In his analysis, Brody argues that spending
time with representatives in a manner that preserv...ld require both refusing to accept their gifts and spending
a great deal of valuable time double-checking their information to correct for the inherent bias of ...
Study suggests obesity has lesser financial impact on African-Americans
...Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) that found spending
on obesity-related problems becomes progressively ... than among whites. In white Americans, healthcare spending
was dramatically higher for those who were obese than for those in the recommended weight range, but...
Genetically targeted therapies create opportunities to do business in new ways
... the patient. "In 2002, overall prescription drug spending
in the U.S. was approximately $162 billion. A back-of-the-envelope calculation suggests that up to $65 billion (or 40% of this total) may have been spent on drugs that, for one reason or another, did not help the patient get well. Pharmacogenomics on...
Inadequate sleep in late pregnancy may influence labor and delivery
...uum), or cesarean. Although working women reported spending
less time in bed and feeling more fatigued, work status was not associated with labor duration or delivery type. Maternal age was unrelated to labor and delivery outcomes. "This serves as an important reminder to healthcare providers to discuss the i...
Health care charges higher for older adults who were overweight or obese when younger
... BMI in young adulthood and middle age to Medicare spending
at ages 65 years and older. Between 1967 and 1973, BMIs and overall health were measured in 9,978 men (average age, 46 years) and 7,623 women (average age, 48 years) participating in the Chicago Heart Association Detection Project in Industry (CHA). ...
Pharmaceutical marketing tactics hold little sway with prescribing physicians
...ce one new prescription. Prescription drug spending
by consumers is projected to remain the fastest growing sector of health care costs. Such spending
is expected to account for 14.5 percent of $3.1 trillion health care expenditures by 2012, compared ...
Researchers develop new ways to predict number of drug users
...urgently needs to take action on. Rather than just spending
money on treating existing drug addicts, there is a need for better health education to stop people becoming addicted in the first place."...
National survey shows few physicians elected to Congress
...presidential election debate, national health care spending
is at an all-time high of 14 percent of GDP, and a record 45 million Americans lack health insurance. One could argue that the need for medical leadership has never been greater, yet few physicians walk the corridors of power in Washington, D.C., wh...
Some chest pain patients may benefit from more evaluation
... do not require additional evaluation, health care spending
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