(HealthDay)—Unexpectedly high numbers of Americans who were previously eligible for Medicaid but were not enrolled are now signing up, and states are facing unanticipated costs for that coverage.
(HealthDay)—Nearly one in five Medicare patients are victims of medical injuries that often aren't related to their underlying disease or condition, according to new research.
A cost-analysis of post-traumatic stress disorder treatments shows that letting patients choose their course of treatment – either psychotherapy or medication – is less expensive than assigning a treatment and provides ...
Frequent in-person home visits can reduce both readmission and death for patients with heart failure
Home-visiting programs and multidisciplinary heart failure clinic interventions can reduce hospital readmission and improve survival for patients with heart failure, according to research from RTI International and the University ...
Researchers have concluded that providing better access to health care may lead to the overuse of mammograms for women who regularly see a primary care physician and who have a limited life expectancy.
Employers planning to implement mandatory influenza vaccination policies for health care workers need to understand the implications, according to an analysis published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Grocery shoppers who visit one of Hannaford's supermarkets in New York's capital city can also take time for a workout.
All the health care workers who came into contact with a Saudi resident infected with the second confirmed MERS case in the U.S. have been cleared to return to work.
President Barack Obama celebrated when sign-ups for his health care law topped 8 million, far exceeding expectations after a slipshod launch. Most Americans, however, remain unimpressed.
(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.
Diminishing windfall medical malpractice judgments for inadvertent bumps and bruises might make some lawyers sick.
Benefits consultant Milliman says health care costs for a family with a common employer-sponsored health plan have more than doubled over the past decade.
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at UNC Health Care have found that using a new method for identifying bacteria and fungi in patient specimens led to a 92 percent cost reduction in the reagents needed to run clinical microbiology ...
In this Review, Professor Ziad Memish, Deputy Minister of Health for Public Health in Saudi Arabia and colleagues outline the latest real-time disease surveillance system that was recently piloted to successfully monitor ...
(HealthDay)—Almost 80 percent of doctors in the United States have switched from paper to electronic health records, new government statistics show.