Tag: "costs" at medical news
Limiting resident physician work-hours might save money
...wide: $3.6 billion from increased hospitalization costs
and $9.6 billion from higher outpatient medical care costs
and patients' lost income. But the cost of reducing residents' hours by shifting work to other emplo...
Controlling neglected tropical diseases could help make poverty history
...r manufacturers, and the fourth (praziquantel) now costs
only 7 cents per tablet. Professor Molyneux and ... could permanently reduce their incidence. For costs
that are relatively modest compared to controlling "the big three,"an integrated control package for...
CT colonography versus colonoscopy for colorectal cancer
... This study by Heitman and colleagues compares the costs
and effectiveness of these two approaches to screening, using assumed prevalences of polyps and cancers among average-risk individuals 50 to 74 years of age. They found that screening 100 000 patients with CT colonography would cost $2.3 million more...
New study on childhood asthma shows home-based interventions are cost-effective
...the program, the researchers calculated the direct costs
of the services provided to each child, along with an estimate of the symptom-free days gained as a result of the interventions. "The asthma intervention resulted in an average increase of 37.8 symptom-free days over the two-year period, at an estima...
...evement of key milestones in the longer term. "The costs
incurred in the field exchange program are not material in the context of our overall financial commitment to our global clinical trial program. "Throughout this process, we will ensure the market is kept progressively informed on a timely basis," ...
Insurance company rewards to doctors and hospitals may not improve care
...to pay, because few researchers have described the costs
of improving quality. In one research study, a health plan was already paying doctors capitation (a fixed budget for each patient enrolled), and found that even rewards as large as $10,000 per office couldn't increase screening for early cancers, bec...
Patients have increased hospitalization rate after gastric bypass surgery
... inpatient health care utilization after RYGB, the costs
associated with inpatient hospitalization may rema... 3-year charges before and after RYGB suggest that costs
of post-RYGBrelated procedures and complications may be 40 percent to 60 percent of the costs
Risk of death from bariatric surgery among Medicare patients higher than previously estimated
...rable patient populations and potential additional costs
associated with surgery but suggest that surgical volume helps mitigate these risks and costs. Bariatric surgery may be a potentially life-saving intervention in the right patients and in the right surgeons' hands. The studies presented in this issue...
Study finds defibrillators available in many high schools
...ls or the civic organizations that often cover the costs
of defibrillators should use the money for that pu...hey were considering the purchase of an AED, which costs
about $2,000. Cram noted that some state legislatures have mandated the placement of defibrillators ...
Sirolimus-eluting Coronary Stent is cost effective vs. bypass surgery
...cases." To account for baseline differences, both costs
and event rates from ARTS-II were adjusted to reflect the number of a patient's diseased vessels and whether or not the patient had diabetes. Savings related to the avoidance of death, heart attack, revascularization and stroke were examined. Initia...
'Orphan medication' in Europe
... will speed up the clinical development and reduce costs
of the product. It is the first time in the Spain that EMEA has conceded the simultaneous designation as an orphan medicine of a product involving two distinct symptoms, thereby endorsing the consistency of the data presented to the Agency and the ...
Depression raises disability risk, especially among African-Americans
...n a group at peak earnings potential whose medical costs
will be imminently covered by Medicare, Dunlop noted. As expected, persons with depression were more likely to live alone, report chronic conditions (particularly cancer and lung disease), disabilities or functional limitations, and have fewer econ...
Study reveals $20 billion in untapped generic drug savings
...n-branded gastrointestinals alone could drive down costs
an additional $5.4 billion nationally. In the an...ispensed 7% of the time nationally. However, drug costs
could be reduced an additional $5.1 billion annually if generic fill rates reach the 70% goal projec...
Diabetes and depression can be a fatal mix
...n, aging, and chronic diseases, and on the medical costs
and personal toll from untreated or inadequately treated depression. The research team included Drs. Carolyn Rutter, Greg Simon, Elizabeth Lin, Evette Ludman, and Michael Von Korff from the Group Health Cooperative Center for Health Studies; Dr. Paul...
Should drugs for rare diseases be given special status in the NHS?
The growing number and costs
of drugs for rare diseases (orphan drugs) are stra...her healthcare technologies. They believe that the costs
of production and the value of innovation cannot justify special treatment, and that arguments about...
UCLA study identifies $7 in societal savings for every $1 spent on drug abuse treatment
...ent is offset by monetary benefits such as reduced costs
of crime and increased employment earnings totalin...e months after treatment began. The study examined costs
of medical care, mental health services, criminal activity, earnings and related costs
Which drugs should health plans cover?
...atients when they compare the benefits, risks, and costs
of drugs to include in their "formularies," the li...ct, decisions must consider added visits and other costs
of medication changes, as well as the likelihood that many physicians and patients may be hesitant t...
Botox injections effective for treating stroke spasticity
...in the United States, and it is estimated that the costs
associated with lost productivity due to stroke-related disability will total $21.8 billion in 2005....
Study shows escalating climate change impacts
... Economic Dimensions," surveys existing and future costs
associated with climate change and the growing pot...African children a day, and West Nile virus, which costs
the US $500 million in 1999. Lyme disease, the most widespread vector-borne disease, is currently in...
Research by Mailman School of Public Health cites New Jersey's high healthcare costs
...lic Health, provides an overview of the healthcare costs
in New Jersey, and is the first of a three-part se... experimented with a variety of strategies to keep costs
down," observes Dr. Glied. Particularly, she points to the state's hospital assistance program as ...
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