Tag: "spending" at medical news
Disabled seniors formerly on SSDI hit hardest by drug costs
...rugs that year. Between 1995 and 1998 prescription spending
among all Medicare beneficiaries rose 45 percent. ... Shea notes that today the dollar figure for drug spending
by the disabled aged could be as high as $3000 to $5000 annually due to increased costs. He notes...
Study finds no evidence that teaching breast self-examination saves lives
...lead to a change in clinical practice. Rather than spending
time teaching BSE, physicians should find ways to educate women about breast cancer symptoms and spend a little longer on the clinical breast exam, they say. "Routinely teaching BSE may be dead, but giving women information--and continuing research ...
Concern over billion dollar alternative medicine bill
...eing put to sound use, and that the money they are spending
on alternative medicines is not doing more harm than good."...
Re-emerging field contributes to 10,000 patents yearly
... per year means that individuals and companies are spending
$100 million a year patenting ideas, products, whatever that rely on some OR. This does not include the development costs incurred by the companies. I say this $100 million demonstrates that we are as relevant as any other business discipline. We jus...
... MSA entitlement in the province, total government spending
on health care would increase by $505 million. In ...o have the desired effects of reducing health care spending
while maintaining access to services for all Canadians. However, while agreeing that data to bolster...
Leading anti-cancer factions strengthen bonds
...try is also necessary to ensure prudent healthcare spending
and the right priorities in relation to other health problems in one's home country", continued Kvinnsland. Joining forces The dismal cancer prognoses represent tremendous challenges, not least for cancer societies, research institutions and oth...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for July (first issue)
...larger deficits were seen in children who reported spending
more time outdoors. Of all the pollutants studied, acid vapor showed the most consistent effect on lung functiongrowth for the cohort. The air pollution data came from monitoring stations in the 12 study communities; pollution levels were monitored ...
Saint Louis University researcher: 'Pet therapy' works
...wanted to interact with a pet. For those patients, spending
time with a dog humanized and helped transform the...s got physically tired after 60 minutes. "We found spending
a half-hour a week for six weeks with an animal significantly reduced loneliness. The results show t...
A strong primary care system is good for a nation's health
...authors stress that a certain level of health care spending
may be required to achieve overall good health levels, even in the presence of strong primary care infrastructures. "Very low costs may interfere with achievement of good health, particularly at older ages, although very high levels of costs may sign...
Medicare shortchanges initial doctor visit, SFVAMC study says
...or removing harmless skin growths than you can for spending
40 minutes evaluating the patient and figuring out how to keep them healthy," Landsverk said. Future studies should address whether time spent on certain non-covered services actually translates into healthier patients, better outcomes or cost savin...
First quarter 2002 prescription drug spending: Higher again, but rate of increase drops
...he nations rapid upward trend in prescription drug spending
continued during first quarter 2002 but at a sligh...in first quarter 2001. For the entire year 2001, spending
increased 16.9 percent according to the 2001 Express Scripts Drug Trend Report. Last year, the aver...
One-on-one with pharmacists gives patients medication advantage
COLUMBUS, Ohio - After spending
nearly an hour talking one-on-one with a pharmacist, participants in a new study reported using fewer medications and having far fewer drug-related problems. Instead of ...
Students invent voice-activated grasping tool for disabled man
... to work within a budget of $10,000; they ended up spending
about $8,000 on the device. Designing and building it helped the undergraduates to understand some of the challenges that working engineers face. In a textbook, there is always one right answer, said Young. In this project there were many different w...
UCSF health economists urge global AIDS fund to finance prevention first
...h UCSFs AIDS Research Institute. Pointing out that spending
money on HIV prevention is at least 28 times as efficient in saving lives as spending
the same money on HAART generates controversy. But since the Global AIDS Fund has received commitmen...
Insurers should pay for children's costly cancer treatments
...tle access to the types of data that would justify spending
large amounts on curative cancer therapies, said Philip Breitfeld, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics in hematology-oncology at Duke. In fact, little such data exist anywhere on the actual costs of childhood cancers and other rare diseases, he a...
Cost-effectiveness assessments important for HIV response in Africa
.... Yet even the available data make it clear that a spending
programme for HIV/AIDS relief in Africa that neglects to bring cost-effectiveness evidence into the consultation process risks unnecessary sacrifice of hundreds of thousands of prevention opportunities, treatment opportunities, and lives. A research ...
A small number of homeless people keep the ER busy
...noted that respondents who were marginally housed, spending
all of their nights in single room occupancy hotels and no nights on the street, were significantly less likely to use the ED or to be high users. This suggests that addressing the housing issue may lead to decreased ED use, particularly among freque...
Applied Biosystems introduces next generation production level DNA analysis systems
...roducts; (2) sales dependent on customers' capital spending
policies and government-sponsored research; (3) claims for patent infringement; (4) and other factors that might be described from time to time in Applera Corporation's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Copyright 2002. Applera Corp...
UNC's Intrah providing emergency assistance in West Bank, Gaza
...s Gaza office the week of April 15. Instead, he is spending
that week in Chapel Hill, coordinating Intrahs emergency response strategy with specialists from the UNC School of Medicine, including the departments of emergency medicine, family medicine and surgery, as well as the School of Nursing, Injury Preven...
Energy expenditure differs by race, sex, and weight among Louisiana school children
...higher RMR, they may maintain their obese state by spending
less time in physical activity. The study's findings emphasize the importance of increasing daily physical activity for overweight or obese children, regardless of their race or sex....
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