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High cost of malpractice insurance threatens supply of ob/gyns, especially in some urban areas

...rs specializing in the field because of the rising costs of malpractice premiums. "The high cost of malpra... Mich., and Cook County, Ill., which all have high costs of malpractice insurance. Ransom says he hopes that this study and others dealing with similar issue...

Prescription of heroin is less costly for society

...with better quality of life measures. Although the costs of co-prescription were considerably higher, they were offset by lower costs of law enforcement and reduced costs of crime against property. The average total net savings amount...

'Just in time' avian influenza program offered June 16

...entation. Registration is limited to 40 people and costs $25. For more information, contact Katherine Feldman at (301) 314-6820 or email her at kfeldman@umd.edu ....

Study supports whooping cough booster shot for adolescents

...isks and benefits of vaccination. By balancing the costs of a vaccination program and the potential impact of alternative vaccine policies on reducing disease morbidity and improving quality of life, we can optimize decision making regarding vaccine use in the US."...

Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, June 7, 2005

...ts in the United States each year and could reduce costs without hindering quality of care. * * * 2. Researchers Find 1991 Gulf War Combatants Have 4 Health Conditions More Often than Non-Combatants Ten years after the 1991 Gulf War, researchers physically examined a sample group of veterans who h...

Blood-based TB test matches up to old skin test in study among health workers in India

...veloped nations like the United States where labor costs are higher," said Pai. For this study, researchers analyzed the results of 726 health care workers from the Mahatma Gandhi Institute, a rural hospital in Sevagram, India, that treats about 300 tuberculosis patients a year. The workers were tested wit...

Zero increase in prescription drug spending with generic promotion programs

...rams are proven tools that lower prescription-drug costs for benefit sponsors and for patients in the form ...using most of the programs can reduce overall drug costs by 10 percent. Express Scripts offers benefit sponsors a variety of other programs aimed at encourag...

Johns Hopkins study shows home test kits highly effective against sexually transmitted diseases

...so by ordering it on the Internet. The kit, which costs about $10 to manufacture, was provided free for study participants. "Our results confirm that home test kits ordered via the Internet provided young women with a safe and effective means for protecting their sexual reproductive health," says study ...

Discovery may prevent life-threatening wasting disease in patients with chronic kidney disease

...affects more than 10 percent of the population and costs $40 billion each year to treat." In an accompanying editorial commentary, William Mitch, M.D., past president of the American Society of Nephrology and Edward Randall Distinguished Chairman in Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, wrote that ...

Search for bipolar gene, toll of disease topics of conference call briefings June 16, 17

...arly half of all suicides in the United States and costs billions in medical bills, missed work and lower productivity each year. The Sixth Conference will be held June 16 18 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, and is being sponsored by the University o...

News briefs from the journal CHEST June 2005

...greater risk of morbidity, mortality, or increased costs in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU), accordi...ber of days on the ventilator, mortality rate, and costs for obese and very obese patients when compared to the other three groups. The only significant dif...

National medical and public health groups sue EPA

... period. The EPA also ignored the annual economic costs of methyl mercury toxicity attributable to mercury from American power plants. Researchers at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine estimate the annual cost from lost productivity associated with IQ impairment from methylmercury to be $1.3 billion (in yea...

Canadian study demonstrates new approach to achieving diabetes control

...dition. Health Canada also states that healthcare costs for managing diabetes and its complications amount to more than $9 billion annually. About Insulin Glargine Insulin glargine is approved for once-daily administration in patients over the age of 17 with type 1 or type 2 diabetes who require basal i...

Even in Canada's universal health plan, wealth effects hospitalization

...reduce their disease burden and reduce the overall costs of their treatment. This paper challenges the paradigm that frequent visits for ACS conditions should be assumed to be associated with lower rates of hospitalization. This was not true in Manitoba-- especially for patients coming from different soc...

Study examines cost-effectiveness of HPV testing in four European countries

...sideration of the incremental benefits, harms, and costs that are associated with new technology and its adoption into existing screening strategies, compared with the status quo," the authors write. "As a result of the rapid infusion of new technologies for cervical cancer screening, there is an increased...

Avoiding amputation: Early infection intervention can save feet & legs

...utpatient visits, must also be considered when the costs of osteomyelitis are tallied, says Henke. But sinc...eed for outpatient visits, it may also help reduce costs of caring for a non-hospitalized osteomyelitis patient. Because the U-M study was performed using r...

National Service Framework for heart failure urgently needed

...lthcare resources. The largest proportion of these costs is on inpatient hospital care, and heart failure patients have an extremely high readmission rate," they write. Structured management programmes, including multidisciplinary teams of nurses, pharmacists, and physiotherapists, and partnership working ...

Northwestern Memorial neurologist is lead author of comprehensive stroke center recommendations

... the volume of stroke patients, payor mix, average costs and revenue per case and future growth plans," the authors wrote. "These objective set of recommendations are meant to help guide healthcare professionals and hospitals in terms of what it expected from a CSC in terms of programs and personnel and ex...

The Lancet calls for open debate on illegal drug use

... means to pay for it privately. By comparison, GHB costs me about 15 per week," states the author....

Bipolar disorder more prevalent and costly than believed; Lithium could curb suicide rate

...s the first to examine the prevalence and societal costs of bipolar disorder. As such, the summary of the s... previous research has over-estimated the societal costs of major depression while underestimating the costs of bipolar disorder. One significant cost assoc...

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