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JAMA commentary highlights startling lack of focus on costly problem NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- MedSolutions (www.medsolutions.com), a provider of medical cost management services that help health plans control diagnostic imaging costs while improving quality of care, today commended a recent Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) commentary that calls for the medical community to address the growing issue of diagnostic errors. In their report ("Diagnostic Errors...
A new study may help doctors determine who is a good candidate for an implanted defibrillator -- and who is not.
A U.S. study suggests older people with comorbidities or multiple hospital admissions for heart failure receive little benefit from implanted defibrillators. The cohort study was conducted among more than 14,000 patients with heart failure using an administrative five-year data base.
American Heart Association rapid access journal report: Study highlights: -- Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) may reduce the risk of death by 30 percent in patients with reduced heart function. -- This survival benefit applied to patients 75 years and older in this primary prevention study. -- Previous studies have focused on younger, healthier patients. DALLAS, Jan.
Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) can improve survival in patients with heart damage "” even those in their 70s "” according to research reported in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.Implanted ICDs reduced the risk of dying by 30 percent in patients younger than 65 years old, 65 to 74, and 75 and older, said Paul Chan, M.D., M.Sc., lead author of the study and assistant professor at the Mid-America Heart Institute and the University of Missouri in...
By Smith, Ashley Wilder Reeve, Bryce B; Bellizzi, Keith M; Harlan, Linda C; Klabunde, Carrie N; Amsellem, Marni; Bierman, Arlene S; Hays, Ron D This study examined the physical and mental health of 126,685 males and females age 65 or over, with and without cancer that completed a Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (MHOS) between 1998- 2002.
By Meyers, James F Robbins, Anthony S; Gildengorin, Ginny L; Grayson, J Kevin ABSTRACT A comparative study was conducted on patients in military hospitals in response to recent studies at veterans' hospitals showing the possibility that access to an equal-access health care system may reduce or reverse racial differences in mortality outcomes.
Findings from a new study suggest that just 15 percent of adolescents who have been sexually assaulted and started anti-HIV postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) actually complete the recommended 28-day course of treatment.
Current clinical practice guidelines are not written with older adults with multiple illnesses in mind, according to a study in the August 10 issue of JAMA.
Researchers supported by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) have found that half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14, and that despite effective treatments, there are long delays â€” sometimes decades â€” between first onset of symptoms and when people seek and receive treatment.
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