Tag: "expenditures" at medical news
Pediatric use of complementary and alternative medicine
...s account for only a small part of total insurance expenditures
for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) b...se for investigating the frequency, predictors and expenditures
for the use of complementary and alternative medicine by children and adolescents, according to the ...
Obese workers' pay lower due to health costs, Stanford study finds
...disease, diabetes and hypertension. Annual medical expenditures
are $732 higher on average for obese adults than for normal-weight adults, according to a recent study published in Health Affairs. Bundorf and co-author Jay Bhattacharya, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine at the Center for Health Policy/Cente...
Diagnostic imaging in line with other hospital costs
...'s numbers reflected national trends, where health expenditures
were 50 percent higher in 2002 than in 1996, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Based on these findings, Dr. Gazelle cautioned against across-the-board cuts in diagnostic imaging use in hospitals. "The danger in healthcare ...
Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, June 7, 2005
...l savings would equal about 11 percent of all drug expenditures
for adults 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,...
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, June 21, 2005
... of new technologies, he says, explains why health expenditures
are higher in the United States than in other developed countries and why the expenditures
are growing so fast (Medicine and Public Issues, p. 996). 3. NIH Conference on Management of Menop...
Saving six million children each year is affordable
...f the study, concludes: "$5 billion is about 6% of expenditures
for tobacco products in the USA for 2003. For public-health decision makers, the $5 billion needed to save 6 million child lives annually might be compared with the estimates of $12-20 billion now committed annually to the fight against HIV/AIDS. The...
National Academies news: Coeur d'Alene Superfund site
...ment. Three-quarters of the proposed $359 million expenditures
are to finance the first steps toward protecting the environment, including fish and wildlife, over an approximate 30-year period. The committee's concerns pertain primarily to these remedies. The other quarter of the funds is intended to address h...
Assessing smoking-cessation programs Does the 5A program work?
...e death in the nation and a major cause of medical expenditures
and lost productivity. Of the 46.5 million adults in the United States who smoke, about 70% will see a primary care provider at least once a year. The United States Public Health Service (USPHS), in an effort to reduce cigarette smoking, recommends a...
'Hospital-at-home' concept does not save money or improve outcomes, study finds
... a short-term hospital stay. The idea is to reduce expenditures
by national health systems. "Despite increasing interest in the potential of hospital at home services as a cheaper alternative to in-patient care, this review provides insufficient objective evidence of economic benefit," the authors found, as they...
Immigrants spend half as much on health care as native-born Americans
...of government health spending. Per capita health expenditures
averaged $1,139 per immigrant, significantly less ...ns noted: "Latino immigrants had the lowest health expenditures
-$962 per person-which is half those of US-born Latinos ($1,870) and less than one third those of U....
Funding for biomedical research doubles in last decade
...spent an estimated 5.6 percent of its total health expenditures
on biomedical research, more than any other country, but less than 0.1 percent for health services research. From an economic perspective, biotechnology and medical device companies were most productive, as measured by new diagnostic and therapeutic ...
Caution: New Medicare drug plan may cause headaches
...ap an individual retiree's prescription medication expenditures
at $5,000 per year? No one knows, but the stakes are huge, both for employers with existing drug benefits and for their retirees." Adding to the confusion is the problem that predicting future drug needs -- and costs -- for seniors is often impossibl...
Alcohol advertising may contribute to increased drinking among young people
...ir market. Youth in markets with high advertising expenditures
($10 or more per person per month) also increased their drinking more over time, reaching a peak of 50 drinks per month by age 25. "Given that there was an impact on drinking using an objective measure of advertising expenditures, the results are inc...
New UCSF study finds that obesity is a risk factor for kidney failure
...ore than 650,000 by 2010, with associated Medicare expenditures
of $28 billion. Kidney failure is ninth among the leading causes of death in the United States, with an annual death rate of about 20 percent a year. Traditional risk factors for end-stage renal disease are high blood pressure and diabetes, Hsu said...
International research reveals proven ways to reduce drug costs
...the world for prescription drugs with our average expenditures
increasing by 12 to 15 percent every year," said C...tion drugs," said Furberg, who estimates that drug expenditures
could be reduced by 30 percent to 50 percent by lowering the cost of brand-name drugs and stimulatin...
Grants from research to prevent blindness surpass $7.9 million in 2005
...h economy and efficiency. Historically, 81% of RPB expenditures
have gone directly for eye research....
State of the Union health care proposals must include provisions for preventive care, U-M experts say
...more emphasis on individual cash accounts and cash expenditures
for health care, in exchange for tax breaks or oth... to address the fact that increasing out-of-pocket expenditures
will lead to decreased utilization of essential health care services. We need to create a system tha...
New study says heart health and lifestyle are associated with maintaining brain health as we age
... dramatic impact on quality of life and healthcare expenditures
at a societal level owing to the large number of elders that could potentially benefit." The authors suggest that "there would be great benefit in conducting a large clinical trial to determine if physical activity, possibly in combination with intel...
International award honors M. D. Anderson President for pioneering research
...ship, M. D. Anderson has doubled in size. Research expenditures
have increased from $121 million in 1996 to $342 million and the number of employees has grown from 8,000 to over 15,000 today. Five new patient care and research buildings have been constructed, and the number of trainees has swelled from 2,000 to o...
Study shows AIDS drugs cost-effective, care underfunded
... have analyzed a year's worth of total health care expenditures
for 635 HIV-infected patients, including HAART and...IV-infected patients have total annual health care expenditures
2.5 times higher than healthier ones -- about $36,500 a year compared with about $14,000 a year, the...
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