Tag: "economic" at medical news
Benefits to employers outweigh enhanced depression-care costs
...chives of General Psychiatry. "Depression exacts economic
costs totaling tens of billions of dollars annually in the United States, mostly from lost work productivity," noted Wang. "Yet we're not making the most of available services and treatments. Our study calculates what employers' return on their inves...
Unless we tackle AIDS, many countries will not meet the Millennium Development Goals
...up to 1.5% annually with an even greater impact on economic
development in Africa. A study of 80 developing countries found that in a hypothetical African country with 1 in 5 people infected with HIV, the rate of GDP growth would be 2.6% lower each year than it would have been in the absence of AIDS. Worsen...
Medicaid patients less likely than those with private insurance to receive recommended cardiac care
.... According to Calvin, it's not simply an issue of economic
gain. "On the surface people may conclude that doctors have a bias against poor people. However, it doesn't cost a thing to tell someone to watch the salt in their diet or to quit smoking, which is really good advice to reduce heart problems," said ...
'Deserving Poor' or 'Greedy Geezers'? New book debunks aging crisis
...viduals to take major responsibility for their own economic
security in old age. This will expose them to many...programs. They argue that the threat to our future economic
growth and economic
welfare is not so much "population aging" as it is the old fashioned issues of p...
Policy makers, networking agencies told to get their act together for nanoscience
...he European levels. "Europe is a very young common economic
community so it is very difficult for everything to be put together or to be done quickly," she said. This view is supported and shared by the president of the European Science Foundation (ESF), Ian Halliday. He also acknowledged that a more un...
New study shows Actonel almost halves the risk of hip fractures compared to alendronate
...eserve patients' quality of life and to reduce the economic
burden of healthcare.' The REAL (RisedronatE, ALendronate) retrospective cohort study included 33,830 women newly treated with once-weekly doses of either Actonel or alendronate in 'real-life' clinical practice. Results showed that at six months pa...
'Moral clarity' espoused in debate over health-care reform
...ions that compromise individuals' and the nation's economic
health. "What is ironic about outsourcing health..., provide examples of how clear moral argument and economic
and political comparisons can foster consensus regarding the universal principles needed to reform h...
Wiley acquires HEED, the world's leading Health Economic Evaluations Database
...ations Database (HEED), an online source of health economic
information and evaluations. HEED was developed as a joint initiative between the Office of Health Economics (OHE) and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA). The database is used by health economists...
Want fair and affordable health insurance for the uninsured? Ask the public to design it
...Sacramento County. The participants varied in age, economic
and educational background, and insurance status, though they were not fully representative of the California population. Although the researchers report the general consensus achieved by most participants, there were some major differences in the ...
Transforming knowledge into economic benefits -- EPSRC's First Knowledge Transfer Challenge Awards
...s for tomorrow's products and services and for the economic
impact that flows there from," said Professor John O'Reilly. "The key to turning knowledge into real benefits is providing a route to exploitation. The EPSRC KT Challenge Awards provide one such route and hopefully the inspiration for other researche...
ALTRAN -- Ecobuilding Performance Forum
...in Paris. The exhibition highlights the technical, economic
and commercial presentation of products, cross-ind...ciers and local and housing authorities to discuss economic
solutions to environmental issues. ALTRAN will also give participants the chance to vote for one of ...
Cost-benefit analysis: Combo treatment costs more, saves money later
...d preservation of their larynx. "In our subsequent economic
analysis," Konski explained, "these better outcomes translated into significant savings of dollars that were spent on treating patients for complications and recurrences that occurred with the less effective therapy of radiation by itself." The speci...
Hospital costs for children with flu may be higher than thought
... of Philadelphia say their finding strengthens the economic
justification for broadly vaccinating children aga...rt the ACIP's recommendations by strengthening the economic
case for vaccinating children against influenza. This economic
case is even more compelling for chil...
Mental health problems threaten the knowledge economy
...liminary study into the psychological dimension of economic
development," was commissioned by the Dutch Counci...oblems. Mental health is also a major problem in economic
terms. In the Netherlands stress and work pressure are the cause of 29 % of sick leave and of 30 % o...
Needs of families with disabled children remain largely unmet
The social and economic
needs of families with a disabled child are high, but remain largely unmet, argue researchers in this week's BMJ. More disabled children and young people live in the UK than ever before (about 770,000 according to criteria defined in the Disability...
NC State start-up looks to turn 'lights out' on flu, other viruses
...llege of Textiles. "NC State's continuing focus on economic
development coupled with our traditional land-gran...archers together with entrepreneurs. The potential economic
benefit to the Triangle area and state is only overshadowed by the potential benefit to the health o...
The AGA Institute releases report on the future of gastroenterology
...oenterology practice revenues, if this happens the economic
consequences would be considerable for both commun...that: Describes the specific technological and economic
challenges to the gastroenterology practice status quo; Assesses the potential impact and timing...
Obesity a growing problem in the Indo-Asian population
... use of cars, sedentary lifestyles) that come with economic
prosperity in developing countries....
People living in highly black concentrated neighborhoods more likely to report their health as poor
...borhoods tend to suffer from concentrated poverty, economic
disinvestment, and a lack of health resources. It ...ual and family well-being on a range of social and economic
living conditions, adequacy of governmental services, and satisfaction and perception of the city. ...
Economic pressures can lead to unequal treatment of patients
...octors resist this rationing system. Nevertheless, economic
pressure is shown to have sometimes unconscious effects on physicians' provision of care. In Study 1, residents and fellows at a major urban hospital provided 50 incarcerated and free diabetes patients with medical treatment based on standards set b...
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