Medical economics

Time, costs of participation in MIPS are considerable

(HealthDay)—The time and financial costs associated with participating in the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) are considerable, according to a study published online ...

Medical research

Medics should treat gender and sex differently

Patients' sex and gender are being confused by doctors at the risk of reducing the effectiveness of treatment, a group of senior medical researchers, led by the University of St Andrews, has concluded.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Patient critical after reinfection with S.African variant: study

Doctors in France are treating a critically ill patient infected with the South African coronavirus variant, four months after he recovered from COVID-19, in what study authors said was the first case of its kind.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO delivers Europe death warning as infections hit new high

Europe will face a rising death toll from the coronavirus during autumn, the World Health Organization warned on Monday as the number of daily infections around the world hit a record high.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cold plasma against the coronavirus

Many seriously ill COVID-19 patients must contend with more than just the coronavirus. Approximately half of the people who were mechanically ventilated yet still died had acquired additional infections in hospital. Cold ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Collecting clinical samples key to understanding COVID-19

To understand how any given disease affects the body, scientists need a wide array of tools. One of the most valuable and indispensable instruments in their toolkit are clinical samples—small amounts of blood, urine, mucus, ...

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