News tagged with health care policy

A new model to better understand the nature of health

The health of each individual is defined through ongoing interactions between the demands of life, the biological and personally acquired potentials, and social and environmental determinants. This new definition of health ...

Aug 04, 2014
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Prevention incentives

A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down—and so do movie tickets, cell phone minutes and discounts on airline flights.

Jun 27, 2014
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New book examines homelessness issues in Canada

Ryan McNeil, a Simon Fraser University postdoctoral researcher, hopes health care providers and policy makers dig deep into a new book he has co-authored to improve health care for Canada's approximately 200,000 homeless ...

May 29, 2014
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$1.9 billion in Medicare waste: 'Tip of the iceberg'

In the first large-scale study to directly measure wasteful spending in Medicare, researchers found that Medicare spent $1.9 billion in 2009 for patients to receive any of 26 tests and procedures that have been shown by empirical ...

May 12, 2014
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How a health care plan quickly lowered infant mortality

Few problems in developing countries are as gut-wrenching as high infant mortality—and yet it is a problem that has solutions. A policy change in Thailand's health care system has quickly led to significantly ...

Apr 30, 2014
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