News tagged with healthcare delivery

Use of more costly diabetes medications varies widely

(HealthDay)—Even within an integrated Veterans Affairs (VA) system with a uniform national formulary and established criteria for drug use, there is substantial variation in the use of thiazolidinediones ...

Oct 12, 2012
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Mathematics: The key to better and cheaper healthcare

Efforts to achieve higher efficiency in healthcare delivery are often assumed to be forced by budget cuts that are in the end harmful to patients. However, quality improvements and cost savings can in fact ...

Dec 13, 2012
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Researchers discover plant derivative

Researchers at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have discovered that tanshinones, which come from the plant Danshen and are highly valued in Chinese traditional medicine, protect against the life-threatening condition ...

Nov 15, 2012
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ACGME announces plan to transform graduate medical education

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) today announced major changes in how the nation's medical residency programs will be accredited in the years ahead, putting in place an outcomes-based evaluation ...

Feb 22, 2012
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Even limited telemedicine could improve developing health

A lack of infrastructure in developing countries, and particularly in rural areas, often ensures that healthcare provision is absent. Research published in the International Journal of Services, Economics and Management by a t ...

Dec 21, 2011
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