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Patient-centered approach can backfire

...fied with care and most likely to follow treatment plans -- like taking medication or making diet changes -- if they see a doctor whose attitudes toward patient-physician roles are in line with their own. But some patients, especially older patients, prefer a doctor with a more traditional "doctor-center...

Galileo to support global search and rescue

...e performance of the overall COSPAS-SARSAT system, plans are now being made to fly search and rescue payloads on future navigation satellites. The various navigation satellite constellations will each have about 20 to 30 satellites in medium-Earth orbit, providing global coverage, including at the Earth's ...

States taking action to insure nation's 13.3M uninsured young adults

... to dependent young adults on their parents health plans beyond age 18 or 19, according to a new report fro...rate income. States with laws requiring health plans to cover young adults on their parents insurance until age 25 include Colorado, Idaho, Maine, Maryla...

Study reveals gaps in vaccine financing for underinsured children

...ts, including enrollment in high-deductible health plans that may or may not provide immunizations or other preventive benefits before a high deductible has been met, are likely to increase the magnitude of this gap and must be carefully monitored. (JAMA. 2007;298(6):638-643. Available pre-embargo to the m...

Controlling prescription drug expenditures: a case report of success

...dications not intended for daily use. The health plans goal, according to the studys authors, was to control prescription drug spending while preserving high quality medical care. An advisory outpatient prescription drug committee, which included physicians and pharmacists, was formed to review the liter...

Postpartum hospital discharges -- when is the 'right time?'

... Health Protection Act of 1996 requires insurance plans offering maternity coverage to pay for at least a 48-hour hospital stay following childbirth, or a 96-hour stay in the case of a cesarean section. While Bernstein says he understands the need for some agreed upon minimum length of stay, he cautions a...

Happier hospitals means healthier patients

...l outcomes for patients are better. Now the team plans to bring managers and health professionals together to encourage the best-performing hospitals to spread their good practice to the others. The first step will be a workshop in September which will put forward good examples, using buddying and mento...

Heat-related deaths in middle, high school football players spikes in 2006

...n in place; parents should inquire about emergency plans for their kids teams. Heat-related deaths are compiled as part of the Annual Survey of Football Injuries, research that began in 1931; Mueller took the reins in 1980. The survey tracks major injuries and deaths in 1.8 million football players from...

Support for Children's Health and Medicare Protection Act given to House leaders by ACP

...stly and unfair overpayments to Medicare Advantage plans and applying these savings to ensuring health care access to children and seniors. Dr. Dale completed the letters by commending each of the Congressmen for their efforts and pledging that ACP will work for enactment of the Childrens Health and Me...

'SCHIP funding levels too low' ACP tells Senate Finance Committee Leaders

...physician payment cuts. Paying Medicare Advantage plans more for the same patient than what would be paid under FFS contributes to higher expenditures, higher budget deficits, and Medicare insolvency. Children and seniors alike need Congress to take action to assure continued access to good health ca...

Screening for behavioral health first step to getting treatment

Waltham, MA Health plans seldom require screening for substance abuse and m...Management at Brandeis, says that requiring health plans to screen patients for mental health and substance abuse problems could help identify more people wi...

Cancer on the agenda of the Portuguese EU Council Presidency

...llowing instruments: Comprehensive cancer control plans consisting of a variety of activities and strategic approaches, which are built on large coalitions and involve the necessary sectors Population-based cancer registries Screening programs It will certainly be complicated but is highly challengin...

Damon Runyon renews its $2.25 million investment to support young clinical cancer investigators

...ly patient trials show encouraging results and she plans to move this technique into larger clinical trials...mes DeGregori and Dr. S. Gail Eckhardt, Dr. Graham plans to test the activity of these new compounds in mouse models of ALL and move these promising new agen...

Columbia dentists to improve oral health in sub-Saharan Africa

...ountries. It reaches more than 400,000 people with plans to increase its reach over time. The project empowers the local health care sector by supporting basic health interventions, building or upgrading clinics, and expanding the pool of community or village health workers. The participating villages are ...

Split the difference: Pill-splitting study looks at cost-saving step that could be used by millions

...cy that pays for the plan. But few prescription plans currently structure their benefits to encourage pi...yers and agencies can re-design their prescription plans to encourage and reward pill-splitting, by restructuring the co-pay for each months supply of higher...

Research probes seniors' plans for end-of-life care

...terviews and mail questionnaires that probed their plans for end-of-life care. Slightly more than half, or 53 percent, had named a health care proxy, the researchers found. People who had attained some college or a college degree were more likely than high school graduates to have a DPAHC. So were those ...

DFG approves 11 new Collaborative Research Centers

...s Carell) The SFB 755 Nanoscale Photonic Imaging plans to investigate complex systems such as macromolecular fluids and living cells. Innovative optical techniques, which allow exceptionally high spatial or temporal resolution to be achieved or which use X-rays, are being developed for this study. (Host ...

Extra pay does not improve hospital performance

...e effective incentive based strategies. The team plans to organize a larger effort involving the major cardiology associations. Weve partnered with the cardiovascular professional societies to have an ongoing national heart attack quality improvement initiative known as ACTION, Peterson said. No matter...

Revlimid data presented at ASCO stands to change the way physicians treat multiple myeloma

...r & Research Institute, met to discuss and develop plans for further medical studies. At the meeting, wh...ional Myeloma Foundation, the researchers approved plans to study novel therapeutic options for newly diagnosed myeloma patients, without first offering bone...

Clinical data suggest potential versatility of ALIMTA-based regimens in lung cancer

...e to overall survival. Utilizing these data, Lilly plans to submit ALIMTA for an indication for the first-line treatment of NSCLC to the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) later this year. At ASCO, researchers will also present data that show ALIMTA as a chemotherapeutic foundation to a variety of approved...

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