News tagged with health affairs

Obama health care nominee withdraws

President Barack Obama's choice to be the top health official at the embattled Veterans Affairs Department has withdrawn his nomination.

Jun 06, 2014
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Surgeries shorter in outpatient surgery centers

(HealthDay)—Outpatient surgeries take less time when performed in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) compared to hospitals, according to research published in the May issue of Health Affairs.

May 23, 2014
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Nongroup insurance market lacked stability before ACA

(HealthDay)—The nongroup insurance market has been characterized by frequent disruptions in coverage before implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to research published online April ...

Apr 30, 2014
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Doctor's specialty predicts feeding tube use

A new study shows that when elderly patients with advanced dementia are hospitalized, the specialties of the doctors at their bedside have a lot to do with whether the patient will end up with a gastric feeding ...

Apr 07, 2014
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Value-based insurance plans can up Rx adherence

(HealthDay)—Value-based insurance design (VBID) plans with certain features aside from solely lowering cost sharing can increase medication adherence, according to a study published in the March issue of ...

Mar 06, 2014
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Experts call for prison health improvements

The very premise of prison invites members of society to think of the people there as walled-off and removed. But more than 95 percent of prisoners will return to the community, often carrying significant health burdens and ...

Mar 03, 2014
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