Tag: "prioritized" at medical news
Study suggests that aspirin is under-prescribed
...Beginning in 1997-1998, they found that physicians prioritized
statins over aspirin for reducing patients' risk of cardiovascular events, even though aspirin is the cheaper and more cost effective drug. "Statins are newer and more intensely advertised than aspirin," say the researchers, "which may partly explai...
CMS announces fewer, prioritized, less burdensome measures
...d Services (CMS) this month will launch a smaller, prioritized
and less burdensome set of measures for reporting ... participants on how their care measures up to the prioritized
starter set of measures. By participating in the program, interested physicians will be able to "te...
Putting healthcare dollars into the 'right' prevention services
...ith far less expenditure, if our healthcare system prioritized
services based on their effectiveness and value (the cost of services per unit of health improvement)." In the first two of five articles by Michael V. Maciosek, PhD, and coauthors Leif I. Solberg, MD, Nichol M. Edwards, MS, Hema S. Khanchandani, MPH...
ACP tells Congress: Pilot test patient-centered medical home
... other parts of Medicare Begin with high impact prioritized
clinical measures for procedures selected for implementation by the AQA Allocate payments to physicians on a weighted basis Include safeguards to take into account differences in patients' severity of illness and compliance with recommended tre...
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative calls for new measures to search for an AIDS vaccine
...into improved AIDS vaccine design, coordinated and prioritized
scientific empiricism to test only those candidates that improve upon the best current products and accelerated clinical trials to yield faster efficacy and safety data. "The AIDS pandemic continues to outpace our efforts at prevention and treatm...
ACP says Congress must take action to reform dysfunctional Medicare payment system
... creates a performance improvement pool to include prioritized
funding for programs that use measures having the greatest potential impact on improving quality and reducing costs. Physicians should have the opportunity to earn additional payments on a weighted basis reflecting the impact of the measures, their ...
Who should receive vaccines and antiviral drugs in the event of a flu pandemic?
...dy in PLoS Medicine finds that 30% of nations have prioritized
neither vaccine nor drugs in their pandemic influe... analysis. Of the national plans identified, 49% prioritized
which groups in society would receive antiviral drugs while 62% prioritized
which groups would recei...
Postpartum depression is a major public health problem that requires more resources
...es that the United States has not, until recently, prioritized
postpartum illness as a major public health concern. In fact, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has reported that while much is known about the risks and vulnerabilities of the postpartum period, there is a significant lack of substantia...
Most hospital performance measures for heart failure not linked to improved patient outcomes
...idual physicians, it is essential that measures be prioritized
to include those that are proven to be closely associated with patient outcomes," they write. "Although these findings require confirmation in other studies, they suggest that use of the ACC/AHA heart failure performance measures in their current for...
Operations research pioneer outlines ways to make kidney transplant allocation more equitable
...kidney allocation system in which patients will be prioritized
according to a utilitarian system, as proposed by earlier research from Professor Zenios). Initial simulations indicate that the Zenios' model could give an additional 10% of waiting list patients access to organs for transplant, while cutting the ...
Flu experts call for mandatory shots for health care workers
... puts them at high risk of illness. They should be prioritized
to receive anti-flu drugs and vaccines. Build health care systems capable of responding to mass casualty events. National, regional, and local health systems capable of responding to sudden surges of patients are needed. The federal government shou...
Addressing the neglect of childhood hearing impairment in developing countries
...ncies, such as the World Bank and Unicef, have not prioritized
funding for newborn hearing tests in poor countries, writes Dr Bolajoko Olusanya (University of Lagos, Nigeria and University College London, UK) in PLoS Medicine. "The number of children worldwide with hearing impairment is increasing," says Dr Ol...
Takeda responds to the FDA advisory committee recommendation
...fety in all communications involving ACTOS and has prioritized
communicating the appropriate use of ACTOS in patients with type 2 diabetes. Advisory Committee meetings are discussions of pending applications and other public health matters. The FDA frequently convenes its panel of outside experts to provide gu...