Tag: "value" at medical news

Study shows increasing nursing staff improves safety and quality in hospitals

...e RNs in nurse staffing and a strong case based on value to patients for increasing the hours of nursing care," says author Jack Needleman, an associate professor at the School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). "We're entering the ninth consecutive year of a national nursing...

People who restrict calories have 'younger' hearts

...le to successfully adopt such a strict diet. "The value of the study is that it points to possible mechanisms explaining how aging occurs and, therefore, how it may be modified. The authors,and the disciplined volunteers following the practice of caloric restriction are to be congratulated for their impor...

ACP predicts looming crisis in primary care

...ered and reimbursed. ACP's reforms recognize the value of care managed by a patient's personal physician, especially in practices that use health information technology and other innovations that center on each patient's needs. These reforms will result in higher quality, more efficient, and more acces...

One million people in medical gamble

...vironment is too sparse or unreliable, the study's value will be limited or non-existent. But if the measurements on volunteers are intensive enough to be worthwhile, then critics can argue that people's privacy is being invaded. Subjects' employment prospects or insurance premiums might be at risk if data...

International HIV/AIDS trial finds continuous antiretroviral therapy superior to episodic therapy

... earlier than we expected. That is the significant value and potential power of conducting such a large trial." The SMART study was coordinated by four international centers: the Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit in London; the Copenhagen HIV Program in Denmark; the National Centre in HIV Epid...

First two research awards from university-industry partnership

...istry. "In the current environment, there is great value in seeking out partnerships that increase the ability of universities to do research and of companies to deliver new treatments to patients." Careful Consideration The fund's review committee, consisting of members from the medical center and John...

Antibiotic eardrops better than pills at treating middle ear infections

...ble to find enough high quality data to assess the value of topical non-quinolone antibiotics that do not contain steroids, or of antiseptic treatments, when compared to systemic treatments. "Less is known about the longer-term outcomes, or about treating complicated CSOM," says lead author Carolyn Macfady...

American College of Physicians predicts crisis in primary care

...ivered and reimbursed. ACP's reforms recognize the value of care managed by a patient's personal physician, especially in practices that use health information technology and other innovations that center on each patient's needs. If enacted these reforms will result in higher quality, more efficient and mo...

International breast health guidelines

...st for high-resource countries, they are of little value to poorer countries. "Current evidence about the value of earlier diagnosis and cost-effective diagnosis and treatment can nonetheless be applied to define...

AANP and UpToDate partner to improve patient care

... of their input to UpToDate content to improve the value of UpToDate to all clinicians." UpToDate is currently used by more than 200,000 physicians and medical practitioners in leading medical centers and teaching institutions in the United States and worldwide. Nurse practitioners represent a rapidly...

Improved diagnostic technology for Crohn's disease

The diagnostic value of CT enteroclysis is superior to conventional enteroclysis, previously considered the gold standard, as an imaging method for the evaluation of the small bowel in patients with Crohn's disease, a new study shows. Crohn's disease is an inflammatory d...

ACP proposes solutions for America's health care system

...stems and other "best practices" to deliver better value and improve care coordination for patients, especi...a revised reimbursement system that recognizes the value of physician-guided care coordination. The paper was released by ACP in conjunction with its annual...

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

...amental reforms in the way Medicare determines the value of physician services under the Medicare fee schedule. Doherty also noted that: Congress and CMS should provide sustained and sufficient financial incentives for physicians to participate in programs to continuously improve, measure and report ...

Study finds mass behavioral health plan is a good value

...d substance abuse services and is of good taxpayer value to the Commonwealth. The Romney Administration i...iding the Commonwealth and MassHealth members good value and should not be disbanded."...

Jan/Feb Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...research in an effort to enhance the relevance and value of clinical research. Surveying identified practice-based research networks in the United States, the researchers found that more than half had some mechanism to involve community members in their research. The authors believe that community involv...

Kegel exercises reduce urinary incontinence in women, study confirms

...ine at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. "The value of this review is the stringent look at data to prove it is effective," she said. Kegel exercises consist of regularly contracting and relaxing the pubococcygeus muscles of the pelvic floor, which support the bladder. The correct muscles must be use...

Citizen consumers? Using public services is not like shopping

...ic services as different from the market-place and value their 'publicness', according to the project led by Professor John Clarke of the Open University, Milton Keynes. The study part of the joint ESRC and Arts and Humanities Research Council's Cultures of Consumption programme gathered the views of peo...

Medicines are key to preventing poor health

...ss and achieving better health, much of their real value is in helping people live well and have control over their lives. "Responsible disease prevention and the long-term management of many chronic diseases can also involve diet, lifestyle changes, psychological therapy, screening, monitoring and educati...

Sydney scientists discover and license breakthrough anti-inflammatory treatment

...e Novo Nordisk licensing agreement has a potential value of over US$100 million (A$135 million), making it one of the largest licensing agreements ever secured by an Australian biotechnology company. Going forward, the Garvan Institute and G2 will remain involved in the crucial stages of development, makin...

HIV risks reduced when mothers teach daughters about disease

...able. "Learning about HIV supports the protective value of sexual abstinence," Dancy said. "However, because this knowledge alone cannot be translated into behavioral change or sustain it, it is necessary to focus on self-efficacy, behavioral intentions and HIV risk reduction skills. "A sense of self-eff...

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