News tagged with medicare data

Demographic variation in early PET scan use for NSCLC

(HealthDay)—For Medicare beneficiaries with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), demographic differences in the rates of positron emission tomography (PET) scan use persisted from 1998 to 2007, according ...

Jun 10, 2013
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Are pricey computer-aided mammograms worth it?

(HealthDay)—Adding computer-aided detection to mammograms finds more early, noninvasive cancers and helps detect invasive cancers at earlier stages, according to a large new study. But the jury's still ...

Apr 16, 2013
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One in five seniors on risky meds; more in US South

More than 1 in 5 seniors with Medicare Advantage plans received a prescription for a potentially harmful "high risk medication" in 2009, according to a newly published analysis by Brown University public ...

Apr 10, 2013
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Heart failure drug less effective in real world

A large study addressing the effectiveness and safety of aldosterone antagonist therapy for older heart failure patients has found notable differences between the drug's results in clinical trial vs. what occurs in actual ...

Nov 27, 2012
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