Health

System grading doctors is inefficient, needs revisions

A system created to grade doctors and empower patients to make better decisions falls short of its goal of providing information useful to consumers, according to a study by University of Michigan researchers.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Scientists propose new theory on Alzheimer's, amyloid connection

Worldwide, 50 million people are living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. According to the Alzheimer's Association, every 65 seconds someone in the United States develops this disease, which causes problems with ...

Oncology & Cancer

Recurrence score may cut costs for high-risk breast cancer care

(HealthDay)—Genomic recurrence score (RS) testing using a 21-gene assay is associated with decreased cancer care costs in real-world practice among certain patients with breast cancer who would otherwise receive standard ...

Medical economics

Older patients with vision loss have higher hospital use, costs

(HealthDay)—Hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries with vision loss experience longer mean length of stay, higher readmission rates, and higher costs during hospitalization and postdischarge, according to a study published ...

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