Te legality under federal and state law of physician ranking systems used by health plan provider networks.
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Cancer patients perceived no major changes in their quality of care following the passage of the Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act.
Hispanics' experience with the Medicare managed care system and ability to obtain health services varies based on geographic location and language barriers.
The study of 383 health plans compares quality-of-care data for within and between the Medicaid and commercial populations in three types of managed care plans.
Nine Republican presidential candidates focused on economic issues discussedsome health care concerns.
A solid majority of Iowa voters agree the current health care system is broken-and they don't trust politicians to fix it.
Oncologists want to see significant improvement in overall survival before adopting targeted polypharmacy in first-line settings.
In light of care cost increases and declining funding, Purchasing Solutions has created a webinar for long term and health care organizations. States Mike Cronk, CEO of Purchasing Solutions, "One of the leading concerns of health and long term care executives is how to reduce cost without impacting the quality of care and service. This webinar addresses this issue and provides solutions to create competitive differentiation."
Blood stored in a bank loses a vital gas that is important for transferring oxygen from the blood. The discovery on stored blood may explain why a significant number of people die after receiving blood transfusions.
An "increasing number" of patients are traveling to receive care at "top-notch hospitals in the hopes of a better outcome," the Wall Street Journalreports. In response to the trend, more medical centers have begun to publish online information about survival and complication rates for different procedures to allow patients to compare outcomes at their local hospitals with facilities nationwide. More medical centers also have begun "doing more to make life easier for those who move far awayfor care," the Journal reports.
State lawmakers are working to remove barriers that prevent volunteer health care personnel from providing assistance after a disaster in a state in which they are not licensed to work.
A research team has developed a simple tool that can improve the effectiveness of communication between doctors and patients.
Researchers have a developed a totally new approach to treating liver failure - manipulating the immune response.
The For What Ails You campaign is designed to promote Concentra's quality patient care for typical injuries and illnesses, as well as a cure for the high price of emergency services and the headaches.
Although rising health care costs are a primary concern among America's local governments, most jurisdictions do not offer preventive and disease management programs targeting their stated top health issues.
Exposure to ozone, a major component of urban air pollution, is associated with increased cardiovascular and pulmonary hospitalizations and deaths.
Mario R. Capecchi, Ph.D., distinguished professor of human genetics and biology at the University of Utah's Eccles Institute of Human Genetics and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, has won the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
About 50% of New Jersey's residents said they believe "fundamental changes are needed" for the state's health care system.
Plans to add fluoride to water supplies are often contentious. Problems include difficulties in identifying benefits and harms, whether fluoride is a medicine, and the ethics of a mass intervention.
Last year drug companies spent over $5bn on direct to consumer advertising, but opposition grew alongside the advertising.
Complaints about the care provided by out of hours services in the UK are growing, so should general practitioners take back this responsibility?
Paramedics with extended skills can provide a safe and effective alternative to standard ambulance transfer and hospital treatment for older people with a minor injury or illness.
Tony Clement, Canada Minister of Health, Dr. Mirta Roses, Director of the Pan American Health Organization joined to sign the Declaration of the Health Agenda for the Americas.
Cleveland Clinic announced its Top 10 Medical Innovations list, highlighting technologies which will likely have a big impact on healthcare in 2008.
Veterans' Disability Benefits Commission recommended as much as a 25% increase in disability benefits for veterans as compensation for lost quality of life.
FDA seems to be moving "with unusual speed" to organize a private-public foundation to help support the agency.
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