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Study reveals gaps in vaccine financing for underinsured children

...inancing for new vaccines, 10 states changed their policies for provision of publicly purchased vaccines between 2004 and early 2006 to restrict access to selected new vaccines for underinsured children. The most commonly cited barriers to implementation in underinsured children were lack of sufficient federa...

University hospitals wins multiple national IT awards for electronic patient data bank

...ail, medical staff administrative applications and policies and procedures. UH also is developing a patient offshoot of the Physician Portal so that patients can access their own medical information....

Health reform bills could improve quality and efficiency, but fall short of national plan

...ut also in the enhancement of federal programs and policies aimed at improving health system performance. By focusing on quality improvement and efficiency, the government and the private sector can get a better return for their substantial investment in health care, according to the analysis. Legislative ...

The future of biofuels is not in corn

...ns of the 2007 Farm Bill: Biofuels promotion policies should be tied to a sustainable fuel standard that ensures best management practices of land, water, and soil use, and other measures to reduce impacts on wildlife and natural ecosystems. Any ethanol funding in the U.S. Farm Bill should focus on ...

Cancer on the agenda of the Portuguese EU Council Presidency

...building for developing and implementing effective policies and programs. Only by sharing expertise and exchan... tools will need to be identified for the proposed policies to be effectively implemented. As a main actor in the field, with a wide expertise, ESMO, together w...

When minority patients have insurance and a medical home, their health care improves

...ce President Stephen C. Schoenbaum, M.D. Adopting policies to encourage practitioners to embrace this model would improve care for everyone, particularly those in safety net settings, he adds....

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

...on. The findings have important implications for policies and practices designed to encourage people to name a proxy, also known as a "durable power of attorney for health care" (DPAHC). Federal law currently mandates that patients entering a federally funded hospital or clinic be asked whether they have a ...

UK and other European countries should introduce universal childhood hepatitis B vaccination

...ol, London, UK and colleagues reviewed vaccination policies in the UK, Ireland, Finland, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. They say: Over 12 years ago, WHO recommended that universal childhood hepatitis B vaccination be implemented globally. Despite this, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Irel...

Extra pay does not improve hospital performance

...ditional studies are underway to identify hospital policies and organizational characteristics that are associated with a higher standard of care in order to develop more effective incentive based strategies. The team plans to organize a larger effort involving the major cardiology associations. Weve part...

Bias in statin trials, failure to control malaria, and more

...he authors call for more realistic malaria control policies and their rapid and comprehensive implementation in Sub-Saharan Africa. Too many African children are dying these days from a disease against which effective and cost-effective prevention and treatment options have long been developed. Citation:...

AIUM hosts Third Annual Ultrasound Practice Forum

...s of the numerous and varied accreditation payment policies already in place. In 2006, forum participants established a working group to develop ways of assessing minimum training requirements in varied settings. Working group chair Thomas Shipp, MD (American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography), hi...

Follow-up care for breast cancer patients is 'devalued and deregulated'

...care plan, and that there should be evidence-based policies on the frequency of mammographies for patients. However, the research by Mr Donnelly and his colleagues revealed that: although 84% of specialists had a protocol for managing follow-up, only 9% conformed to NICE guidelines; only 18% of speciali...

Reducing tobacco use in US

...bacco use. It also looks at barriers to action and policies that need to be changed or adopted to lower rates of smoking. The report will be released with a one-hour public briefing. BRIEFING DETAILS: 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, May 24, in Room 100 of the National Academies' Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., W...

Mayor of New York proposes preventing 100 million deaths from tobacco

... that have implemented some effective anti-tobacco policies include Australia, Brazil, Canada, South Africa and Sweden all of which have lowered their adult smoking rates to below 20%. The authors say: "If the world reduces absolute adult smoking prevalence by 2020, at least 100 million fewer tobacco relat...

Better health twice as likely for nonsmokers who live and work with smoking restrictions

... smokers who are most likely to benefit from these policies but who are less likely to have smoke-free homes and whose families are most at risk," says Dr. Shelley. ...

American College of Physicians commends introduction of Bipartisan Health CARE Act

...ated legislation that will "translate many of ACPs policies and principles to provide health insurance coverage to all Americans." This, he said, will be done by seven means: states will have the option to redesign their health care delivery programs to emphasize prevention, care coordination, quality...

Obesity increases risk of injury on the job

...st injury rate. "We know that obesity prevention policies and programs in the workplace are important simply because of likely improvements in employee health," said Pollack, the Leon S. Robertson Faculty Development Chair in Injury Prevention. "What we do not know is if obesity prevention in the workplace ...

AGA Institute takes leadership role in exploring obesity and its complications

...tional therapies for obesity as well as changes in policies and societal practices related to obesity. Due to the widespread effects of obesity on a persons health, it is urgent that the AGA Institute collaborates with other leading medical organizations to encourage a multidisciplinary approach to the trea...

Smoking, growing private hospital care for poor and US flu vaccine policies

...using is considering adopting them. Although these policies raise difficult ethical issues, this study provides additional support for aggressively promoting smoke free homes, said lead author Donna Shelley of the Department of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia Universitys Mailman School of Public Health. In ...

Mailman School of Public Health researchers analyze air quality and weather changes by 2050

...alth impacts highlight the need for diligence over policies that control greenhouse gas emissions and that imp...fects on long-term climate change and health, such policies can lead to even short-term local benefits to air quality and thereby, human health."...

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