Tag: "savings" at medical news
New study counts the economic cost of persistent pain in Australia
...tment get back to a reasonable lifestyle, offering savings
on hospital and doctor visits, x-rays, surgery and medications, not to mention improved productivity. ...
Controlling prescription drug expenditures: a case report of success
...s able to maintain constant spending, resulting in savings
of more than $6.6 million over three years. Four... hospital worked well to ensure not only that cost savings
could be achieved but also that employees received pharmaceuticals that are shown by evidence to be ...
Early-childhood intervention may improve well-being through young adulthood
... of the gross domestic product, the potential cost savings
to governments and taxpayers of early childhood prevention programs are considerable, they write.(Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007;161(8):730-739. Available pre-embargo to the media at www.jamamedia.org .) Editors Note: This work was supported by g...
U of M report says early-childhood intervention improves well-being through young adulthood
... of the gross domestic product, the potential cost savings
to governments and taxpayers of early childhood prevention programs are considerable. Children who participated in this program had a greater recognition that more and higher quality schooling is the way out of poverty, Reynolds said. Children w...
Health reform bills could improve quality and efficiency, but fall short of national plan
...nt structure hold the most promise for health care savings
and quality improvement. The first installment of ...ovements in quality and the most likely to lead to savings
in the health system, according to the analysis. Early evidence from pay-for-performance initiative...
Support for Children's Health and Medicare Protection Act given to House leaders by ACP
...nts 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 Medicare Protection (CHAMP) A...
'SCHIP funding levels too low' ACP tells Senate Finance Committee Leaders
... Advantage and fee-for-service (FFS) and apply the savings
to SCHIP and halting the Medicare 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...
ACP supports improved access to information on relative strengths and weaknesses
...cal Home (PCMH). ACP recognizes the potential savings
obtainable through comparative effectiveness research, but recommends that Congress walk down the path of using comparative effectiveness data in the Medicare benefit design slowly and cautiously so that more experience is gained first in the impact ...
Split the difference: Pill-splitting study looks at cost-saving step that could be used by millions
...hat the impact would be of having some of the cost savings
go back to the patient, says first author Hae Mi Choe, PharmD, CDE, clinical assistant professor in the College and a UMHS clinical pharmacist. While the study did not find that out-of-pocket costs had an impact on the participants tendency to spl...
Follow-up care for breast cancer patients is 'devalued and deregulated'
...then health authorities could make large financial savings
that could be put towards giving patients better a...ity care as envisaged by NICE, whilst allowing the savings
from reduced hospital visits to be passed on to patients through greater access to novel adjuvant ca...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, May 2007
... firstname.lastname@example.org ] ENERGY -- Huge industrial savings
. . . A DOE study of 200 U.S. industrial sites...that manages the nationwide study, said the energy savings
are good for improving the U.S. business climate. These high savings
enable these industries to be m...
GPs should lead chronic disease fight -- Top doctor
...e prevention of chronic disease and the subsequent savings
to health systems. "General practice needs to stop complaining that nobody likes us. Rather, we should get on and take up a leadership role in reducing the potential for chronic illness to become a disastrous health issue. They'll be able to apply...
Heart-failure patients benefit from pharmacist care
...ention group, the health-care system gained $14 in savings
by decreasing emergency-room visits and hospitalization," said Michael D. Murray, the Mescal S. Ferguson Distinguished Professor at the UNC School of Pharmacy and lead author of the study. Compared to patients in the control group, those who receiv...
Rx for heart failure: patient-centered care from a pharmacist
... pharmacists, the health-care system gained $14 in savings
by decreasing emergency room visits and hospitalizations," said Michael D. Murray, PharmD., M.P.H., Mescal S. Ferguson Distinguished Professor of the UNC School of Pharmacy and lead investigator of the study. Dr. Murray also is a Regenstrief Institut...
Healthy country, healthy people
...has the potential to deliver significant economic savings
in health care expenditure. "This is a positive study in Indigenous health that is a response to Indigenous requests to investigate what works," Dr Garnett said. "We think these results justify investment by government in natural and cultural res...
Employers who recognize the impact of migraine may help to improve workplace productivity
...ly managed during the workday, it may lead to cost savings
for employers over the long run. One approach patients may want to consider is taking a preventive medication to help reduce the frequency of migraine attacks and potentially lead to more migraine-free days." Screening for Migraine in the Workplac...
ASU, Walter Reed researchers create prosthesis of the future
... a 1 kg (2 lb) system, which is significant weight savings
for those who wear a prosthetic. "We expect this device to revolutionize prosthetics and will be especially helpful for military personnel wounded in active duty," says Hitt. The project is a multi-phased effort led by ASU's Human Machine Integra...
Drug therapy can reduce preterm births and decrease lifetime medical costs
...e than $2 billion annually. The potential societal savings
from Medicaid coverage of 17P are substantial." Dr. Armstrong continues in the editorial, "As more evidence accumulates about the effectiveness of 17P to prevent preterm birth, the current work of Bailit and colleagues provides valuable information...
Confidentiality and privacy of personal health information is critical to acceptance of NHIN
... NHIN to achieve the quality improvements and cost savings
many have projected."...
Resident work hour restrictions may be costly for teaching hospitals
...idents with nurse practitioners to $2.4 million (a savings
of nearly $700,000) and of replacing residents with physician assistants or hospitalists, a savings
of $350,000. In scenario four, no efficiencies were achieved and the number of surgeries performed...
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