Tag: "state" at medical news
Johns Hopkins To Announce AIDS Capitated Care Program
...care that exceeds the amount perperson paid by the state
Medicaid program. Moore Options is named for the Moore Clinic at Johns Hopkins, anoutpatient infectious disease treatment facility, which was named in honor ofJoseph Earle Moore, M.D. Moore, an authority on syphilis, ran an outpatienttreatment and r...
Program Provides Treatment For Prison-Released HIV-Positive Women
...mly selected group of 41 HIV-positive women at the state
prison who werenot in the program had recidivism rates of 27 percent within six months and 39percent within one year. Forty-one HIV-negative women who had release dates andcharges that matched those of participants in the prison release program hadre...
UNC-CH Study Shows State Protects HMO Clients Poorly
...- North Carolina fails to protect the interests of state
residents enrolled in health maintenance organizat...rance does a relatively good job enforcing current state
HMO laws, she said. However, North Carolina lacks an adequate array of laws to ensure th...
Guidelines Offer Ways To Curb Antibiotic-Resistant Infections
...nsporting patients, Hoffmann said. The state
guidelines provide a consistency of care that was ...ly, Hoffmann said. All health-care settings in the state
need a copy. Begun in 1980, the N.C. Statewide Infection Control Program is funded by the state
Unique Interactive Health Kiosks Distributed In Michigan
...hroughout October, was funded by proceeds from the state
tobacco tax. The highly interactive system is the first health-related project of its kind in the nation. The Michigan Interactive Health Kiosk Project calls for about 50 computers---housed in kiosks similar to those used for automated bank-teller ...
Women Say Overwhelming Yes To Ultrasound In New Study
...ncy is a very emotional, psychologically stressful state
and there's a great deal of peace of mind to be gotten from seeing a baby that is moving, where you can see its fingers and toes and limbs," says Ella Kazerooni, M.D., assistant professor of radiology at the U-M Medical Center. The research te...
Challenges To Native American Health Care Even More Profound Than Those Facing The U.S. Health System In General
...ks the authority to enter into risk contracts with state
Medicaidprograms at a time when states are moving rapidly to managed care plans. IHS is burdened by a cumbersome and inadequately funded capital budgetingprocess dependent on annual Congressional funding decisions. IHS lacks authority to operate wi...
Enhancing Night Visibility Using UV Technology To Be Tested On Virginia Tech's Smart Road
...ork with automakers,public safety interest groups, state
departments of transportation, and federalagencies to come up with programs to deploy the technology in cars and onroadways," Schroeder says. The research is expected to take 42 months. In addition to the VirginiaTech Center for Transportatio...
Cost, Use Of Health Services Is Not Affected By Physician Compensation: A StudyOf Washington State Medical Groups/Managed Care Organizations
...searchers examined 60 medical groups in Washington state
toidentify 865 primary care (internal medicine, family practice or generalpractice) physicians and 200,931 adult enrollees. Each physician was associatedwith one or more of three managed health care plans, which provided individualenrollee data for ...
Keeping Score On Doctors: Report Says Flaws In Counting Must Be Addressed To
...96 report on how well doctors and hospitals in the state
fared intaking care of heart attack patients. They...s. They chosePennsylvania because it was the first state
to implement a government-sponsoredstatewide ranking. "The Pennsylvania report is a good int...
Increased Public Access To Defibrillation Could Prove Potentially Cost-Effective And Life-Saving
... How much does it cost? In a 1996 poll of state
emergency medical system (EMS) directors, only27 s... attractive," says Nichol. The researchers state
in their report that the implementation of PAD forthe lay public could save greater than 4,000 lives...
Higher Prices Won't Stop Teenage Smokers
...re affected by differences in cigarette taxes from state
to state. "The problem with this cross-sectional approach, however, is that each state
has different antismoking sentiments which could be influencing the onset of smoking among youth," s...
"TRAMAH" Model Seeks To Improve Emergency Response Paper Uses Maryland As Test Region
... the trauma systems concept, as a test region. The state
has ninetrauma centers and eight aeromedical depot...results were especially interesting forMaryland, a state
with an already well-developed trauma system. Holding in place the nine trauma centers of the existi...
UB Plants "Seeds" By Investing In Research Projects; Researchers Leverage Investment 14 Times Over
...k State is using the program as a model across the state
and other states are developing programs based on it. Original UB investment: $20,000. o A $530,000 grant to Satpal Singh, Ph.D., associate professor of biochemical pharmacology, from the National Institute of Medical Sciences to study how chemicals ...
Health Workers May Experience Costly Dislocation As Health Spending Growth Slows
... The impact of health spending cuts on individual state
and localeconomies depends on the portion of health service spending that flows intostates and localities from outside. States heavily dependent on outside funds, such as insurance and pharmaceuticals, include Indiana, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Mi...
States Must Be Held Accountable For New Health Plans For Children
... adequate funding to track the effectiveness ofthe state
programs, and federal and state
officials must develop new tools tomonitor the programs' impact on access to care, use of medical se...
Forum Urges Medicare Reform To Emphasize Health Promotion
...ination of greater personal responsibility for the state
of one's health and a more responsive Medicare providing coverage and incentives for those seniors who show this responsibility could make a profound change in future health policy. It is an idea worth advancing as part of short and long term Medic...
New Survey Finds Physicians Seek More Clarity In MS Diagnosis And Management
...e presenter. "Increased clarity in our MS disease state
classificationsystem will help us improve our ability to diagnose, and ultimately treat,patients more effectively." Experts have begun to study a segment of MS patients that are converting-- or transitioning -- from relapsing-remitting MS (R...
The Health Consequences Of Nuclear Arms Trade In The Subcontinent Should Not Be Overlooked
...uclear weapons must be weighed against the abysmal state
of human development and health in south Asia." He notes that the region boasts over half of all the malnourished children in the world and with high infant mortality and a lack of basic facilities for health and education he finds the diversion of ...
UCSF AIDS Expert Warns Against Early Treatment For HIV Infection
...jective is to return allHIV-infected people to the state
of long-term survivors who do not needtreatment even after 20 years of infection, Levy concludes....
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