Tag: "cost" at medical news

Controlling neglected tropical diseases could help make poverty history

...enefits to the world"'s poorest communities. The cost of the package, they say, would be negligible"Xa mere 40 cents per person per year, compared with a minimum of $200 per person per year to treat HIV/AIDS, $200 to treat a single episode of TB, and $7-10 to treat a single episode of malaria. Three ...

CT colonography versus colonoscopy for colorectal cancer

...eening 100 000 patients with CT colonography would cost $2.3 million more (in Canadian dollars) than with colonoscopy, and would avoid 3.8 fatal perforations -- but at the same time, this method would lead to 4.1 cancer-related deaths from polyps not seen with CT, which would later become malignant. (Colo...

New study on childhood asthma shows home-based interventions are cost-effective

...duced asthma symptoms. The data also show that the cost would be substantially lower if the interventions ...ree days over the two-year period, at an estimated cost of $27.57 per symptom-free day," says Dr. Kattan. "The findings of this study will enable policy mak...

US kidney failure rates stabilize, ending a 20-year climb

...ple received dialysis or a kidney transplant. The cost to Medicare was $18.1 billion, with another $9.2 billion borne by private insurers and patients. Another 10 million people in the United States have earlier kidney disease; most don't know they have it, let alone that the disease increases the risk ...

Practice makes perfect when implanting cardioverter-defibrillator devices

...smaller and easier devices to implant, and reduced cost of the devices to hospitals," Dr. Hammill said. Disclosure Box Dr. Al-Khatib receives research funding from Medtronic and Guidant, manufacturers of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator devices. Dr. Curtis does consulting work for Medtronic. She i...

No reason to fear very low LDL

...ion that we can sustain low LDL levels without any cost in terms of extra side effects," Dr. Kastelein said....

Scientific societies applaud new milestone in bringing online research to the public

...rticles are then made available to the public at a cost of millions of taxpayer dollars per year. The Coalition has frequently questioned the value of funding a duplicative federal program at a time of record-breaking deficits. According to Frank, the members of the DC Principles Coalition will continue w...

New microfluidic devices found to be effective method of in-vitro fertilization in mice

...situations do not require ICSI, a process that can cost an extra $1,500 to $2,500 in addition to standard IVF costs. "While ICSI bypasses all natural selection, the use of microfluidic channels more closely resembles in vivo insemination. The microfluidic environment also may possess conditions more suit...

Work on cancer-killing compound nets FSU professor major grant

...damental research that is needed to bring down the cost and increase the effectiveness of future pharmaceutical drugs," he said. Dudley explained that the overall mission of his lab is to develop better access to synthetic versions of "biologically important" chemicals for which nature provides alimited s...

Biotechnology has failed to live up to its promises

...d to offer new options for patients and provide no cost advantage, say the authors. Furthermore, evaluation of these substances was not always based on rigorous methodological criteria, suggesting that commercial priorities come before the sound development of drugs in the interest of patients. The promi...

Is complementary medicine cost effective?

More doubts are cast over the cost effectiveness of complementary medicine in this we...is, researchers carried out a systematic review of cost effectiveness analyses of complementary treatments. They found only five studies done in the UK befo...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for October 2005 (second issue)

...II, the rule could provide the potential for large cost savings without added risk to the patient. However, before the rule can be implemented in clinical practice, its clinical usefulness should be tested in a prospective study. The research appears in the second issue for October 2005 of the American T...

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Oct. 18, 2005

...tical company assistance programs may provide more cost savings."...

Insurance company rewards to doctors and hospitals may not improve care

...ealth insurers to focus on quality instead of just cost and it is possible for rewards and penalties to work, it seems unlikely that simple approaches will work out well. Any incentive program needs to reflect the underlying complexity of the system in which it is used, or it could have no impact at all, ...

Bariatric surgical procedures increase substantially

...edures in 2005 and as many as 218,000 in 2010. The cost to the U.S. health care system will be substantial. However, in the absence of a nonsurgical option for morbid obesity, our findings regarding in-hospital safety of bariatric surgery are promising while our findings regarding worsening sociodemograph...

NDEP strengthens campaign empowering older adults to manage their diabetes

...ded self-care routines. "Older adults may find the cost of supplies and services needed to control their d...cess the Medicare benefits that can help cover the cost of supplies and services that can help control their disease, and ultimately, improve the quality of...

HIV mortality in India drops with introduction of generic antiretroviral therapy

...just $33 per month in 2003. The drastically lower cost of ART sparked a rise in the number of people seeking--and obtaining--treatment for their infection. Researchers in India and Rhode Island found that in 1996, just 13 percent of the Indian patients who qualified for ART were able to afford it. But th...

The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, Issue 4

...ll reduction in symptoms does not remove any other cost from the task of caring for the patient, nor does it remove the cost of secondary complications. "At present there appears to be too many unanswered questions to advocat...

Situation-specific policies can reduce antibiotic resistance in hospital and community care

...ys later may be an effective intervention with low cost and great appeal to physicians who feel they are frequently pressured for antibiotics," says Arnold. It appears that this in itself can be a useful form of education, in that patients who see that an illness goes away without treatment are less likel...

Dementia research: Hope for the future

...that "Currently less than 0.3% of the total annual cost of dementia in Australia is spent on dementia research. Australia must invest in dementia research now to make progress in dementia treatment, prevention, diagnosis, and care." "Only through research will it be possible to lessen the impact of dement...

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