Tag: "costs" at medical news

Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, June 21, 2005

...-article series on the high and rising health care costs in the United States, a commentator discusses how the strong U.S. health care provider market of physicians and hospitals keeps prices and quantity (numbers of visits and procedures) high. The interaction of this "provider power" and the rapid disse...

Jimmy Buffett hosts event to benefit NYU Child Study Center

...tanding support of the NYU Child Study Center." It costs taxpayers at least $100,000 annually to keep a juvenile offender in jail. ParentCorps' annual cost is $1,000 per child a minimal investment with a huge return. With a new grant from the U. S. Department of Education, ParentCorps is now being teste...

Revealed: The true cost to the nation of multiple pregnancies

...s and babies of multiple pregnancies, the economic costs underlined the necessity of preventing multiple pr...ar to me that it is equally important to count the costs of hospitalisation, delivery according to the method of delivery, and neonatal care. This gives a m...

Value of IVF children to society outweighs their cost to healthcare systems

...cy resulting in at least one live-born child. The costs were compared between countries in the Nordic area...in 2002", said Dr. Granberg, "and when you add the costs of neonatal care, the estimated cost per child was close to 22 000 in 2002. However, the largest p...

Saving six million children each year is affordable

... universal coverage by calculating the sum of unit costs for drugs and materials, delivery costs, and progr... and also a sobering reminder of how little a life costs in some parts of the world."...

New report calls for recovery units to boost surgery survival rates

...ogy that will make greater savings elsewhere The costs of implementing these measures would be marginal compared with the potential savings, argues the report. For example, CPX testing is no more expensive than many current tests which are poor at predicting actual risk. For haemodynamic optimisation, th...

Jefferson neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists wrap radiation around spine for cancer pain relief

...eons and patients with spine cancer must weigh the costs and benefits because of the trauma and pain involved with surgery. "The goal is to keep patients independent, pain-free and ensure a good quality of life," says Dr. Sharan. The patient, he notes, avoided a six-week hospital stay and was able to be at...

'Apollo Program' for hydrogen energy needed, Stanford researcher says

... from coal gasification, Jacobson said. But health costs were lowerwith coal gasification compared with hyb... energyinfrastructure, and considerable conversion costs but could provide health,environmental, climate and economic benefits and reduce the reliance ondimi...

$5.1 billion would save 6 million children

...us is on community-based resources, which decrease costs since building hospitals and other fixed resources isn't necessary. It is our hope that policymakers, donors and governments will use our price estimates to strengthen their health systems. If they don't, 16,000 children will continue to die each day...

Routine vaccination could eliminate Hib disease in children in developing countries

...d information on the burden of Hib disease and the costs and feasibility of a Hib immunisation programme in other developing countries before committing to vaccine introduction....

Help for osteoporosis sufferers in the primary care office

...2002 amounted to 17 billion dollars with projected costs for the year 2030 at greater than 60 billion....

Harvard scientists report public health impact of 1990 Iraq invasion of Kuwait

... exposure to the oil fire smoke, medical treatment costs and costs of loss of well being due to PTSD, and medical treatment costs for mine and ordnance victims. In ...

Asthma research sounds warning for older Australians

... cent by 2050. It is estimated that asthma already costs the Australian economy $500 to $750 million per year. "Urgent steps are needed to remedy the current situation and arrest a continued increase in asthma in older people that could have serious social, medical and economic implications," said Presiden...

Canadian researchers call for more angiograms

...he procedure is also expensive. Due to the related costs of angiograms, including the need for special equi...ospital). "It's a challenge, because the risks and costs associated with angiograms are such that you don't want to test everyone--you only want to test pati...

New footwear reduces falls in the elderly population

...italizations is almost $20,000. The Yaktrax Walker costs less than $20 a pair....

Ten million Africans treated by international disease treatment programme

... such as HIV/AIDS and TB. But the treatment, which costs less than 25 pence per year, gives children a much better start in life." In addition to a treatment programme, the SCI has also set up an education programme to raise awareness of the disease, and how to avoid becoming infected by schistosomiasis...

The myth of the medical malpractice claims crisis

... revealed a weak connection between claims-related costs and short-to-medium fluctuations in insurance premiums. "Our hope is that better understanding of the claims process will lead to reforms that address real shortcomings in the malpractice litigation and claims payment systems, rather than respond to ...

Older footballers more likely to 'do a hamstring'

...ting for the supporters. It results in substantial costs to the clubs because of missed training time and unavailability of players for matches." Dr Gabbe is now working with amateur football leagues to determine whether exercise programs can help reduce the risk of hamstring injuries....

Early prostate cancer screening may reduce mortality rate

...half of Canadian provinces that does not cover the costs of PSA screening tests. Guidelines for physicians in Ontario recommend that men over 50 should be informed of the health risks and benefits of early screening by their family physician....

Costs of coronary artery bypass graft surgery

...on in 2003, including $94.1 billion in in-hospital costs alone, according to background information in the ...Montreal, and colleagues compared the outcomes and costs of treatment of 12,017 consecutive patients (4,698 U.S. and 7,319 Canadian patients) undergoing CABG...

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