Tag: "fifths" at medical news
New GP contract may not improve treatment for heart failure patients
...reatments such as Beta blockers. Around four fifths
of doctors said two of the indicators were achievable, but only 46% thought it would be easy to meet the target for echocardiography. Doctors spoke of concerns over the level of support provided by secondary care, particularly in relation to...
Indians suffer poor health services while private sector expands for foreigners
...ing to great lengths to pay for private care. Two fifths
of hospital inpatients have had to borrow money or sell assets to finance treatment. And a quarter of farmers are driven below the poverty line to fund their medical care. Drug companies and other big businesses have now begun to dominate the privat...
Proposed changes to obesity guidelines may harm children in the US
...n that approximately a quarter of toddlers and two fifths
of children aged 6-11 in America will be classed as having the disease. The author of the articles is Ray Moynihan, who has previously written about drug companies promoting an increasing reliance on medications to the public. His report reveals that...
Free drug samples influence prescribing, say one in three doctors
...relationship should be more tightly regulated. Two fifths
felt that it should not be restricted further. "The generally held view that accepting modest incentive items, such as drug samples is appropriate and primarily of benefit to patients needs to be reconsidered, both by doctors and by policy makers,"...