Tag: "compensation" at medical news
VA should revise its methods for evaluating and rating PTSD in veterans
... ensure more consistent and appropriate disability compensation
for veterans, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affa...ty claims for PTSD has revealed inconsistencies in compensation
levels awarded across the country, raising questions about the effectiveness of the VA's current way...
Government fails sleepy Judge Dodd
... prevent situations where multiple defendants seek compensation
or continued media coverage results in judges departing the bench." "Clearly judicial sleepiness threatens the integrity of the judicial system and there would seem to be a need to develop preventative or monitoring strategies in judicial systems t...
Free weight training gets workers with rotator cuff injuries back on the job
...nd thus were eligible for disability and workmen's compensation
settlements. This was just the patient populatio... concurrently measure cost-benefit to the worker's compensation
Obesity increases workers' compensation costs
...at obese workers filed twice the number of workers compensation
claims, had seven times higher medical costs from ... jobs were found to be more likely to file workers compensation
claims, and obese workers in high-risk jobs incurred the highest costs, both economically and medica...
Workers' compensation ratings don't accurately predict disabilities
...ILL -- A study of settlement decisions in workers' compensation
claims for low back pain has found almost no relat...strative decisions made at the end of the workers' compensation
claim process about the ability of someone to work after back injury has very little predictive vali...
Heavy smokers who cut back still take in more toxins than light smokers
...matical formula to calculate the degree of smoking compensation
in the heavy smokers compared with the light smokers. They measured a biological marker, total NNAL, which indicates the amount of exposure to the tobacco-specific lung cancer-causing agent NNK. Their findings showed that the average level of NNAL in...
Law professor finds home health-care workers have few legal protections
...so exempt from minimum wage, overtime and worker's compensation
laws. As a result, she said most home health care...e been paid, most noticeably in terms of increased compensation
and the provision of benefits. However, Smith said that limited progress has been made with respect ...
Accountability after adverse medical events
...shed medicolegal paths: one that leads to monetary compensation
(awarded on a "no-fault" basis) and the other to n... may be more efficient and effective than monetary compensation
in responding to patient's complaints. In a related commentary, Gray and Beilby of the Canadian Medi...
Studies provide new evidence on risks associated with Cox-2 inhibitors and NSAIDs
...related lawsuits, and reported that he received no compensation
for this activity, other than his federal salary. Dr. Graham is an employee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This editorial was written by Dr. Graham as an officially approved outside activity in his private capacity and not as a Food a...
New CD-ROM distills HIV/AIDS information for developing world
...centers of HIV learning. They receive no financial compensation
for their contributions. The online version of the HIV InSite Knowledge Base is housed on HIV InSite (http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu), the flagship CHI website. The site receives 30,000 page views per day and more than 400,000 unique visitors per month....
Researchers aim to give nurses a lift
...ily activity and work. About 70 per cent of worker compensation
costs are generated by the cases in which the absence from work lasts six months or longer. So, the best thing for everyone is to prevent disabilities, and the best way to do this is to prevent causation of the injuries. "We hope we can raise awar...
Rising health care premiums lead to lower wages and more part-time employment
...ns where a firm is constrained from offering lower compensation
by minimum wage, union rules, or other provisions of labor law, an additional 3.5 million workers will likely be moved from full-time jobs to part-time without benefits. "As malpractice costs rise, the price of purchasing health care through any sou...
Poaching nurses from developing world not the answer to US nursing shortage
...lutions. At the very least, the bill should ensure compensation
to all countries who supply nurses."...
News tips from The Journal of Neuroscience
...ot only both local recovery and repair but perhaps compensation
from distant regions, including the contralateral hemisphere. This week, Lotze et al. examined a group of patients with a history of an ischemic stroke involving the internal capsule. These patients initially had significant movement impairment in th...
May/June 2006 Annals of Family Medicine Tip Sheet
...sed to implement alternative approaches to patient compensation
or to achieve other system reforms benefiting patients, employers, physicians and hospitals. The U.S. Medical Liability System: Evidence for Legislative Reform By Janelle Guirguis-Blake, M.D., et al DECLINE IN VAGINAL BIRTH AFTER CESAREAN DELIVERY...
New analysis showed UC patients in clinical remission had higher rates of employment
... In addition, of ten patients receiving disability compensation
at the start of the trial, 80 percent of those in ...5]. In addition, of patients receiving disability compensation
at the start of the trials, greater percentages of those in clinical remission at weeks 30 and 54 we...
Genetic insights may explain retinal growth, eye cancer
...ng for this loss of Rb activity. Importantly, this compensation
required the presence of both p107 genes. In turn,...tivity was upregulated; but unlike with p107, this compensation
required only one copy of Rb. The St. Jude team proposes that the ability of Rb and p107 to compensa...
Better regulation needed for ethical research in Africa
...stributive justice (such as post-trial benefits or compensation
for injuries arising from research). Such regulations have already been introduced in Western countries. But he dismisses the argument that such regulations would discourage drug trials in Africa. The principles of respect for autonomy require that a...
Higher self-awareness of memory complaints predict brain function decline
.... The relationship between greater use of memory compensation
strategies and declines in brain function in the temporal regions may be indicative of early developments associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to researchers. "These findings may eventually help us identify which patients may benefit from c...
Disclosure of physicians' financial incentives may increase trust, loyalty among their patients
...paid appears to increase patients' knowledge about compensation
models, does not harm trust and may increase the l...e media focused heavily on the ethics of physician compensation
plans such as capitation, in which physicians receive a lump sum for each patient they manage, accor...