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ACP challenges Congress to make 'fundamental changes' in Medicare payment policies

...zations and employers to redesign Medicare payment policies to provide incentives for patient-centered care," ...comprehensive plan for Medicare to realign payment policies to support comprehensive, coordinated, and longitudinal care for beneficiaries through a physician-d...

Majority of herb users don't follow evidence-based indications, researchers find

...y educate consumers and advocate for public health policies that would disseminate evidence-based information regarding the appropriate use of herbs, Dr. Bardia says. To generate their findings, physicians culled information from a 2002 National Health Interview Survey taken among U.S. adults. The final stu...

Honor for University of Nottingham professor

... work to be fulfilled it is vital that appropriate policies and regulations are in place to ensure research is not unduly hindered, but at the same time progresses in harmony with society." The Academy Registrar, Professor Patrick Maxwell, Professor of Nephrology at Imperial College London, oversees the ele...

Secondhand smoke increases risk of dementia

...econdhand smoke and provide additional support for policies that seek to reduce the publics exposure to tobacco smoke....

$1.5 million awarded for palliative care research

... hospice use and will allow her to determine which policies and programs are associated with greater service to African Americans. Harvard Medical School - Christina Ullrich, MD, a fellow in Pediatric Palliative Care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute /Childrens Hospital Boston, is dedicated to improving ...

Health gap between social groups widens in later life

.... This has important implications for government policies to tackle health inequalities. Researchers looked at over 10,000 British civil servants aged between 35 and 55, who were taking part in the Whitehall II study. The employees worked in 20 different departments and were from all occupational grades. ...

Outdated policies are impediment for Americans with disabilities

...g, or other disabilities. The ADA -- and other policies aimed at reducing barriers for people with disabil...s also should test modifications in SSDI and other policies that would encourage people who are able to return to work to do so without losing their Medicare or...

Obesity increases workers' compensation costs

...e, they all require that employers carry insurance policies to cover their employees should they be injured on the job. The plans can pay for employee medical costs, compensation for loss of current or future wages, or compensation for pain and suffering. "We all know obesity is bad for the individual, but ...

Kenya moves toward national food and nutrition policy

...nally spurred to build national food and nutrition policies because of a call-to-action at the 1992 World Food...learned since that time is that food and nutrition policies are often developed but seldom fully implemented. Taking them from paper to approved policy, and fro...

Clinical trial coordinators need more financial conflict-of-interest training

...INS projects have looked at official institutional policies involving conflicts of interest in research and how potential study participants view these conflicts, as well as the reluctance of some researchers and officials to disclose financial interests to potential participants in the trials....

First nationwide child health and air pollution study commences

...th of information that can be used to shape future policies on air quality." Each child will undergo some simple breathing tests and an allergy test. Parents will also be asked to fill in a questionnaire about the child's health and home environment. Test results for each child will be available on the day ...

Confidentiality and privacy of personal health information is critical to acceptance of NHIN

... (NHIN)," Dr. Zaroukian continued. "The impact of policies adopted and implemented to address these complex concerns could be substantial with respect to the accuracy, reliability and usability of information exchanged electronically." Dr. Zaroukian responded to a June 2006 report to Health and Human Servi...

Teens get needed access to care with state health insurance

... enrollment and some states have implemented other policies that have created barriers to adolescents eligibility. "The federal government has made adolescent enrollment in these state-run programs a priority, but substantial work remains to ensure all adolescents receive the care they need," Klein said....

Adoption of health information technology will lead to higher standard of quality care

...eves that to stimulate HIT adoption, reimbursement policies must be changed to support the investment in technology which should include sharing in system-wide savings attributable to their use of HIT and participation in quality improvement programs. First, the College recommends Congress build into t...

Health insurance fails to protect Americans from financial risk

...ncial consequences. Confusing insurance company policies and procedures leave patients confused, in debt, r...chusetts to California, states are crafting public policies that rely on private health insurance to achieve universal coverage. As the costs of health care co...

Promoting healthy scepticism of health statistics

...ase and death rates is crucial in designing health policies and programmes. To help people who rely on global public-health statistics make informed decisions, Robert E Black (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA) and colleagues explain how health estimates are developed, and offe...

Report reveals human face of Pennsylvania's Medicaid program

...h information about the program or are considering policies that affect it," explained Dr. Lave. Medicaid is a federal/state health insurance program that serves the nations most vulnerable citizens, such as children, pregnant women, individuals with disabilities and seniors. It also fills in some of the g...

UCSF policy expert presents recommendation for health coverage

...ensearound 28 percent, Luft says. Health insurance policies charge very high premiums for people with chronic illness, so voluntary coverage can be prohibitively expensive. He proposes including chronic illness to be part of the mandated coverage included in the universal risk pool. Luft presents several sc...

Mercury contamination of fish warrants worldwide public warning

...rly show that effective national and international policies are needed to combat this global problem." Published by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Ambio ( www.ambio.kva.se ) is widely recognized as an important international forum for debate on scientific, social, economic and cultural issues affectin...

US child health system needs total overhaul, UCLA researchers say

...describe as a "patchwork of disconnected programs, policies and funding" that lacks "clear accountability or performance goals." In their report, which appears in the current issue of the journal Health Affairs, Dr. Neal Halfon, director of the Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities at UCL...

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