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Stents Work Well, But Are Costly: Will Hospitals Continue To Use Them?

...tmentthat carries a large financial burden may not stay popular," he said. One obvious answer to the dilemma is to convince the Health Care FinancingAdministration, the federal agency responsible for setting Medicare reimbursementrates, to set two different prices for the two procedures. But so far, HCF...

It Matters Where, In America, You Suffer A Heart Attack

...ow a doctor treats your heart attack, how long you stay in the hospital, and whether you are likely to nee... aggressive procedures, and the shortest length of stay in the hospital (7.6 days, compared to 11.2 days in the Mid-Atlantic). The detailed cost data use...

Study Injects New Interest In How Vaccines Work

...em says he questioned how aluminum particles could stay in the muscle for great lengths of time. "The flui...de me suspect that these aluminum particles didn't stay in muscle for months, because they are continually washed with interstitial fluid." Hem also questio...

Keeping Score On Doctors: Report Says Flaws In Counting Must Be Addressed To Ensure Accuracy

...her important shortcomings,they say. Each hospital stay was counted separately, so if a patient wastransferred from one hospital to another for further treatment and died while inthe second hospital, that patient was counted as a survivor at the firsthospital but as a death at the second, and the methods ...

Adding Progestins May Negate Heart Protection From Estrogen Replacement Therapy

... the "good" cholesterol, which helps blood vessels stay free ofcholesterol buildup. The scientists recommend that women should still consider ERT plusprogestins as a treatment that confers protection against heart disease aftermenopause, a time when their risk of heart disease is as high as men. ...

Clot-Busters As Effective As Surgery To Clear Blockages In Legs

...ments or the drug. Moreover, thelength of hospital stay was similar in the two groups. The teamdid notice an increased risk of bleeding in the urokinasegroup. The clot-buster the team studied is an experimental compoundknown as recombinant urokinase. Standard urokinase, marketed asAbbokinase by Abbot...

New Stroke Treatment Likely To Decrease Health Care Costs And Increase Quality Of Life

...rial,(2) in which theaverage length of a hospital stay was shorter in t-PA-treated patients, 10.9days, than in patients not treated with t-PA, 12.4 days. t-PA-treated patientswere more frequently discharged to their home than to inpatient rehabilitationcenters or nursing homes. The cost of t-PA...

PITT Researchers Demonstrate Human Brain's Natural Mechanism For Guarding Against Errors

...urn into the right lane, or obey the new rules and stay in the left. TheACC detects this competition and tells the brain to pay attention before its laxexecutive control allows the driver to make a catastrophic error. "Until now, we didn't know what type of mechanism the brain employed tomonitor ...

Safe And Effective Treatment For Acute Repetitive Seizures

...ubstantial amounts of money by enablingpatients to stay out of hospital emergency rooms and to receive treatment intheir homes. It is also an excellent example of collaboration between a privatecompany, clinical investigators, and the National Institutes of Health in orderto meet a medical need." The NIN...

Remembering Your Medications: Older Are Wiser

... that you miss scheduledbreaks or rest periods, or stay up later than normal, and how often you followother regular routines, including eating meals at about the same time each day,or engaging in regular activities at home, such as reading the paper, watching aparticular television show, or talking with f...

New "Body-Friendly" Fat Substitute Can Help To Transform

...heir primary reason for using theseproducts is "to stay in better overall health," said Ms. Nabors. AGFD 95, Tues., Aug. 25, 9:00a.m., Marriott Copley Place, Salon G, 4th Floor David Busken, Oak State Products, Inc., Wenona, Il., whose company suppliescookies to some major food processors, reported on the...

Future Workers Will Receive MSAs

... over health-care choices, aswell as incentives to stay healthy and keep medical expenses down. At the sametime, they would give employers a way to offer a benefit plan in which they nolonger bear most of the risk of rising premium costs, providing better budgetcontrol and a relief from fast-growing admi...

Cedars-Sinai Surgeons Present TeleSurgery

... to Dr. McKenna. AtCedars-Sinai, average length of stay for lobectomy patients is about 11 dayswhen the procedure is performed the traditional way, compared to 3.9 days forthose done using the scope and small incisions. The conference will take place at ESI, EndoSurgery Institute, a trainingfacility of E...

UCSF Study Finds DHEA Benefits Cardiovascular Function

... oxygen and nutrients it needs to perform well and stay healthy. The study, however, found that DHEA reversed that vascular constrictionand re-established bloodflow. This year marks the third year in a row that UCSF's Vascular Lab, one ofthe few groups in the country researching DHEA's eff...

For High-Volume Chest Pain Centers, Aggressive Use Of Nuclear Imaging Technology Saves Money, Shortens Hospital Says

... the cost was $4,620. In terms of total length of stay inthe hospital, conventionally treated patients spent 3.8 days in the hospital;perfusion imaging guided patients spent 1.4 days in hospital. Eisenstein pointed out that this strategy is not appropriate for allhospitals. In order for it to be...

Hospital Stays Longer Than Three Days For 'Simple' Heart Attacks May Not Be Cost Effective

...not be cost-effective. Such patients now typically stay in thehospital six days. The researchers...n that days four through six of a typical hospital stay could becut without compromising patient care. "Those resources might better be used in pr...

Study Shows Foreign-Trained Doctors Can Ease Rural Physician Shortages

...e in rural areasin exchange for the opportunity to stay in the United States," said leadauthor Leonard D. Baer, a medical geographer at UNC-CH's Cecil G. Sheps Centerfor Health Services Research. Co-authors of a report in the November issue ofthe journal Medical Care are Drs.Thomas C. Ricketts and Thomas ...

First Drug Shown Effective For Treating Chronic Forms Of Major Depression

...osocial behaviorare lost. It is important to stay on treatments." The research does not suggest that depressed patients be treated onlywith drugs, Keller said. The most effective treatments may combine medicationand psychotherapy, he said. Keller is currently leading a large-scale...

Comprehensive Heart Failure Program At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

...ase in these individuals, thereby enabling them to stay healthier, remain athome and ultimately avoid some of the most invasive treatments such as surgeryor heart transplant. Such measures will not only result in a better quality oflife for the patient, but also in reduced costs for healthcare services. F...

Forecasting Killer Heat: UD Systems Predict Deadly Weather Worldwide

...s high enough to cook residential buildings, which stay shaded and cooler oncloudy days, even in heavy heat." UD's heat warning system also takes into account the type and severity of apredicted hot air mass; the duration and timing of the heat wave; and the city'sspecific "threshold," or temperature know...

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