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Dr. Vivian Ho, professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and professor of health economics at Rice University, is a featured speaker at the annual health leadership luncheon and conference sponsored by the Texas Medical Center Women's Health Network Feb. 28.
An estimated 8 million U.S. children are uninsured, but providing them health insurance would yield substantial economic benefits, researchers said.
Extending health insurance coverage to all children in the U.S. would be relatively inexpensive and would yield economic benefits that are greater than the costs, according to new research conducted at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.
States that dropped regulations overseeing the performance of two common heart procedures showed no increase in death rates, according to researchers at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), Rice University and Duke University Medical Center. The findings are available online in the journal Health Services Research.
States that dropped regulations overseeing the performance of two common heart procedures showed no increase in death rates, say researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University and Duke University Medical Center. The findings appear online in the current issue of Health Services Research Journal.
By Anonymous Physicians who refer patients to their own facilities or machines for scans account for much of the increase in diagnostic imaging ordered for privately insured patients, said a Baylor College of Medicine expert in a commentary that appeared in the May issue of the journal Medical Care (2008:46:455-458).
Patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) are more likely to have a foot or leg amputated if they live in a region that has few vascular surgeons, according to a Rice University/Baylor College of Medicine study published in the July issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery.