(Medical Xpress) -- A new study from Washington University in St. Louis suggests that health insurance exchanges, a key provision of the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, may need to be monitored to make sure there is sufficient ...
Health Jun 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Half of adults over age 65 made at least one emergency department (ED) visit in the last month of life, in a study led by a physician at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) and UCSF.
Health Jun 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Multidrug-resistant pathogens are becoming more frequent, and the few "last resort" treatments available for infections with these bacteria have also shown an increase in use in recent years, according to a study published ...
Medications May 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Five leading health systems are changing aspects of how they perform total knee replacements, as a result of data they collected that showed variations in length of stay, length of operating room time, and in-hospital complications. ...
Health May 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Scientists at Duke University Medical Center have shown the ability to turn scar tissue that forms after a heart attack into heart muscle cells using a new process that eliminates the need for stem cell transplant.
Cardiology Apr 26, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (10) | 2 |
Cancer doctors prescribe medicines with little consideration of the cost, meaning they don't demand any more benefit (in months of survival) from a very expensive drug than from a less expensive one, a new research report ...
Cancer Apr 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- The United States spends more on health care than any other country, but those high costs may be paying off in cancer survival, a new report suggests.
Cancer Apr 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- Screening people at high risk for lung cancer could be at least as cost-effective as screening for breast, colorectal and cervical cancers, a new study suggests.
Cancer Apr 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
In the current hyper-charged United States healthcare debate, the focus on lowering cost without compromising quality of care remains a priority. But according to a new study by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and ...
Health Apr 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- For office-based physicians, electronic access to patient imaging and laboratory test results does not decrease -- and may actually increase -- the number of diagnostic tests ordered, according ...
Health Mar 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
(Medical Xpress) -- The cost of caring for the uninsured population who will gain coverage through the Affordable Care Act of 2014 can be reduced by almost half once the act is implemented, according to a new study from Virginia ...
Health Feb 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP) -- Trust your doctor? A survey finds that some doctors aren't always completely honest with their patients.
Health Feb 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
A University of Connecticut researcher known for his work on red wine's benefits to cardiovascular health falsified his data in more than 100 instances, university officials said Wednesday.
Other Jan 11, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (11) | 4
An Emory University study published in the January issue of Health Affairs assesses real-world lifestyle interventions to help delay or prevent the costly chronic disease that affects nearly 26 million Americans.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Is health-care relief finally in sight? Health spending stabilized as a share of the nation's economy in 2010 after two back-to-back years of historically low growth, the government reported Monday.
Health Jan 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0