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Pediatricians must confront community-based threats to health

...onist, the health foods that are recommended often cost more than junk food and may not be geographically or financially available A surgeon may be able to extract a bullet from a wound, but is unable to remove the victim from the environment of failing schools, gangs, drugs, violence, and struggling fami...

Six organizations vie for INFORMS 'science of better' innovation prize

...emerging problems. PLATO produced overall time and cost saving and reduced required resources without compromising level of service. Its assistance managing operations design contributed an additional savings. Eli Lilly: Antifolates are among the most promising potential anticancer agents but they carry...

Insomnia, falls in elderly linked

...ch often restricts a person's mobility, raises the cost of their medical care substantially, and increases the risk of death within a few months. Although the new study did not show a correlation between insomnia and hip fractures, it also didn't show a relationship between hypnotic drug use and hip fract...

Study: Level I trauma centers boost head injury survival

...r. Researchers attribute many closures to the high cost of operating level I centers and, in many cases, to a high volume of uninsured patients. "The resources should be the same between level I and II hospitals, but in reality, the training programs in Level I centers allow better 24/7 monitoring and int...

Depression overtakes back pain for incapacity benefit claims

...red alongside research into the most effective and cost effective methods of delivering service, say the authors. This would be a wise investment given the substantial economic and social costs engendered by the current service framework, they conclude....

Two drugs combined more cost-effective safer for managing arthritis in high-risk patients

...ital costs for these events were factored into the cost analysis. Researchers used a standard measure that assesses the outcome of health care procedures or services called the quality-adjusted life-year. The measurement is designed to take into account health-related quality of life as well as the durat...

Controversy in dyslipidemia guidelines

...and prescribed statin therapy, which will increase cost for little overall benefit. Jacques Genest and colleagues, members of the Working Group on Hypercholesterolemia and Other Dyslipidemias, comment on the data used by Manuel and colleagues and question their approach. A rebuttal from the challengers c...

News briefs from the journal CHEST, April 2005

...he IP program, the hospital's average daily repair cost was $42 per procedure. After the IP program was i... percent, to $8 per procedure. The average yearly cost of implementing the program was $3,000 per year, which included textbook costs, meals and refreshmen...

To boost efficiency, hospitals borrow principles from factory floor

...ed, resulting in major improvements in efficiency, cost savings and patient care when hospitals borrow principles from production lines on the factory floor, according to researchers in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University at Buffalo. At UB's Center of Excellence for Glo...

Independent voice rises to help consumers navigate health care

...ed, but the consumer was assured that the share of cost was correct. Counselors also may provide referrals." Interestingly, while about half of consumers interviewed (51 percent) were uninsured at the time of their first call to a health consumer center, only 31 percent were uninsured when they were conta...

Mesotherapy not proven as a safe alternative to liposuction

...ntity and frequency of injections. Mesotherapy may cost $1,000 to $1,500 per treatment with three to six treatments required. This can prove costly for patients who may not receive the desired results. "Plastic surgeons are constantly researching better methods to help patients achieve their desired look...

Anthrax treatments' cost effectiveness shown in Stanford study

...sease and was least costly. The combination, which cost $46,099 per person, resulted in a four-month gain ...reventing cases of inhalational anthrax offset the cost of using both vaccination and antibiotics," said lead author Robert Fowler, MD, a former Stanford po...

Virtual colonoscopy: Virtually promising

... specificity, reasonable ease and convenience, and cost effectiveness," said Dr. Imperiale, who is profess...sensitive, highly specific, reasonably convenient, cost effective, and low risk, according to Dr. Imperiale. Physicians have come to accept colonoscopy as "...

Institute of Medicine news: Human resource crisis in HIV/AIDS

...uld also be considered. On the whole, the initial cost of the GHS is estimated at about $100 million annually, or roughly 3 percent of PEPFAR's current budget. About $35 million of this would be for the service corps, the report says. Another component of the GHS would be a fellowship program, which ...

Heart failure drug associated with higher risk of death

..., which aren't perfect but which are effective and cost pennies in comparison with hundreds of dollars for...alizations for acutely decompensated heart failure cost Medicare $3.6 billion in 1999. Typically, patients are hospitalized with organ congestion, an indica...

10 years before malaria vaccine is ready for widespread use

...w been adopted by many endemic countries, although cost is likely to be a problem in ensuring their widespread use. ACTs are highly effective, even in areas where there is a high level of resistance to other antimalarial drugs. (See this week's issue Lancet 365; 1467-73, Lancet 365; 1474-1480) Insecticid...

Anti-malaria drug combination could help address treatment crisis in Africa

...e combination is effective taken unsupervised. The cost of the drug means that it is likely to reach only a fraction of those who need it, unless the price is substantially reduced either through market mechanisms or, more realistically, through subsidy." FURTHER EVIDENCE TO SHOW DRUG COMBINATION WORKS IN...

Counting the human cost of international trade

... to continue to pay insufficient heed to the human cost of transport," he concludes....

Breast cancer detector that uses electricity instead of X-rays under study

...esn't hurt, doesn't give any radiation and doesn't cost much." HEDA doesn't use radiation so it doesn't require lead-lined exam rooms and is highly portable, which enhances its usage potential in even the most remote areas of the world, says Dr. Craft. "You could put it in a van with a generator and go ar...

K-State professor takes chemistry to another world

...l for shuttle missions. Culbertson said it is also cost efficient because it does not require much power to operate. To test the microfluidic devices, Culbertson and Greg Roman, graduate student in chemistry, have taken several flights on NASA's microgravity research aircraft. "The 'vomit comet' is essen...

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