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Money doesn't buy happiness - - except when disability strikes

...inked to health care costs. The federal bankruptcy reforms now under consideration in Congress do not exempt medical costs. For the new study, the researchers focused on the data from the 478 HRS study participants who became disabled during the years when they were surveyed regularly, starting in 1992, and ...

Tort reform associated with increase in physician supply

States that enacted malpractice reforms had an increase in their overall supply of physici...rs found that the adoption of "direct" malpractice reforms that reduce the size of awards (such as caps on damages) led to greater growth in the overall supply...

4D proton therapy, radiation-resistant tumors, interpreting medical images

...radioactive material in diagnosis and therapy, and reforms in the radiological health programs at the FDA. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM The following is a sampling of some of the many noteworthy talks that medical physicists will present at the meeting. I. PROMISING FIRST IMAGES FROM HUMAN CL...

The myth of the medical malpractice claims crisis

...r understanding of the claims process will lead to reforms that address real shortcomings in the malpractice litigation and claims payment systems, rather than respond to anecdotes or the rhetoric of crisis" the authors Bernard Black, Charles Silver, David A. Hyman and William M. Sage conclude. This study is...

Malpractice litigation wrongly blamed for inconsistent health care

... care, according to Hyman and Silver. Market-based reforms could do a better job. They recommend such strategies as allowing malpractice premiums to rise and requiring "repeat offenders" to undergo quality audits. The scholars further recommend that physicians who adhere to evidence-based medical standards d...

Coping with multiple chronic conditions

...e health system to make fundamental changes, these reforms will be difficult to implement. Active buy-in and ...s with chronic conditions--and acceptance of these reforms by physicians in initial program trials has been slow. For example, Anderson said, paying doctors to...

UK Center for Research on Violence Against Women director to receive national justice award

... important cause," Jordan said. "That we have made reforms on behalf of women and children in Kentucky and that those reforms have been shared by the nation, speaks not to what a single person has done, but to what the collect...

Reforming the NHS: Have we gone too far or not far enough?

...ennifer Dixon calls for full implementation of the reforms already designed (payment by results, patient choice, and provision of care by non-NHS providers). "The supply of private providers must continue to grow," she says. But she also wants more. Key elements, such as stronger financial incentives, boost...

UK government's privatisation plans for the NHS put patient welfare at risk

...vices are on their way. The intention behind these reforms is not necessarily bad but the Government's latest proposals are untested and, therefore, irresponsible and potentially dangerous, states the editorial. The Lancet comments: "Patricia Hewitt's error, repeated over and over again by her predecessors i...

Limiting resident physician work-hours might save money

...cil for Graduate Education in July 2003 introduced reforms that cap most residents' work hours at 80 hours pe...ul errors by more than 5 percent to 9 percent, the reforms would pay for themselves or save money for society overall, which includes patients, hospitals and i...

Government plans for NHS more aggressive than Tories ever were

...as to avoid draining the NHS, were his answer. The reforms have proved unpopular with the wider Labour party,...th of business annually. The most important of the reforms is 'payment by results', says the author, which underpins all others since it fixes a rate for treat...

Prescription drug coverage: An essential service or fringe benefit?

...tional drug strategy goes beyond many prior policy reforms in addressing the challenges in optimizing the cost-effective use of prescription drugs, it ignores the fundamental inequity between the provinces. She adds that the results reported by Anis and colleagues probably underestimate the true effects, bec...

Does the district general hospital have a future?

Government reforms are threatening the future of district general hos... NHS hospital care since the 1960s, but government reforms to increase patient choice will see these hospitals competing with other NHS hospitals, NHS treatmen...

Relationship between incarceration and race disparities in US HIV rates explored

...ctions system as a determinant of HIV risk and how reforms in the corrections system have mediated this risk. They also describe the need for information about which components of drug policy have the greatest impact on vulnerability to the corrections system, particularly for African Americans. "With Proj...

New figures confirm PBS spending barely growing

..., especially if the Government goes ahead with new reforms as has been suggested in the media recently," Mr Schneemann said. "As the Opposition spokeswoman for health, Julia Gillard, said today, it is vitally important that the worth of the PBS and any reduction in spending must be considered in line with th...

EU and G8 countries must help Russia tackle its health crisis

... leaders must assist in driving through the health reforms it most desperately needs, he concludes....

American Academy of Neurology names Advocate of the Year at leadership forum

...n behalf of their patients for sensible healthcare reforms on local, regional, and national levels. Courses cover media training, facilitating organizational change, and legislative advocacy training. Graduates from the Forum are then eligible for the mentorship program, an advanced leadership development tr...

ACP predicts looming crisis in primary care

...are is financed, delivered and reimbursed. ACP's reforms recognize the value of care managed by a patient's...tions that center on each patient's needs. These reforms will result in higher quality, more efficient, and more accessible care....

American College of Physicians predicts crisis in primary care

... care is financed, delivered and reimbursed. ACP's reforms recognize the value of care managed by a patient's...t center on each patient's needs. If enacted these reforms will result in higher quality, more efficient and more accessible care. WHY : There is growing evi...

ACP releases annual report on 'The State of the Nation's Health Care'

...or barrier keeping young doctors away." "If these reforms do not take place, within a few years there will n...lled the advanced medical home. make fundamental reforms in the way Medicare determines the value of physician services under the Medicare fee schedule. ...

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