Navigation Links
Government restrictions on weight loss surgeries limit access for poor, underinsured patients
Date:10/30/2007

DALLAS Oct. 30, 2007 Thresholds limiting bariatric surgeries to high-volume centers disproportionately restrict access for poor and underinsured patients, populations which are among the most in need of them, an analysis led by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers shows.

Government-imposed restrictions currently mandate a 125-case annual threshold for facilities permitted to perform bariatric surgeries under Medicare and Medicaid because some studies have identified better outcomes for centers performing large volumes of bariatric surgeries. But most bariatric surgeries for the poor about 60 percent are performed in low-volume centers.

Restricting surgeries to high-volume centers has the effect of limiting bariatric surgery as an option for many poor and underinsured who rely on Medicare and Medicaid, said Dr. Edward Livingston, senior author of the study appearing in the October edition of Archives of Surgery. This is a population that stands to gain the most from bariatric surgery.

Dr. Livingston is chairman of gastrointestinal and endocrine surgery at UT Southwestern and chairman of the Veterans Administration Central Office Bariatric Surgery Work Group.

Nearly three quarters of hospitals offering bariatric surgery are considered low-volume facilities under the 125-case threshold, thereby leaving few centers available for impoverished populations.

Yet low-income patients, particularly those in rural areas, may not be able to travel to the limited number of high-volume centers due to costs such as gas, access to public transportation or personal vehicles, or health matters that limit their travel, Dr. Livingston said.

Such restrictions further limit medical expertise for morbidly obese patients by reducing the number of hospitals well-equipped and properly staffed to handle the special needs of these cases. Regionalization results in the global reduction of experience in managing ob
'/>"/>

Contact: Russell Rian
russell.rian@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center  
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. The Indian Government has given the nod to conduct Human volunteer trials inorder to develop preventive AIDS vaccines
2. The Central Government of India had issued a list of approved ingredients for use in ayurvedic, siddha, unani drugs
3. Tanzanian Government Sanctions $20 Million For AIDS Arug
4. Government Organisation Proposes Strict Guidelines For SubStandard Medical Devices
5. Indian Government warns Gujarat regarding possibility of bird flu
6. Indian Government Sets Up Task Force For Avian flu
7. Delhi Government To Interlink All Major Hospitals Through e-Governance
8. Kerala Government is in High Alert for Bird Flu
9. Philippines Government prepares to counter bird flu
10. Government Takes Tough Stand Against Falling Sex Ratio
11. Avian Influenza: Government to set up expert committee
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Government restrictions on weight loss surgeries limit access for poor, underinsured patients
(Date:3/2/2015)... Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) March 02, 2015 ... response can be a better predictor of outcomes for ... here to read details of the new study ... and pathologists at the University of Eastern Piedmont followed ... underwent talc pleurodesis treatment for excess lung fluid. ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... 2015 Gummy smile reduction expert, ... reshaping can involve one or several procedures to reduce the ... tissue for a more even gum line. Dr. Farnoosh is ... that can permanently lighten discolored or naturally dark gums. ... involves a personalized treatment plan to address a patient’s specific ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... 2015 After a rigorous evaluation process ... pricing and long-term strategy, Blood Centers of America (BCA) ... for member centers’ testing needs. , BCA, which comprises ... than 30 percent of the U.S. blood supply, made ... is committed to drive cost savings to members,” said ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... York, New York (PRWEB) March 02, 2015 ... Creative Recovery at Recovery Unplugged™—will be delivering a ... A Singer/Songwriter's Perspective on the Art of Healing ... Addiction Disorders (NCAD) and Behavioral Healthcare Executive Summit ... his name, Mr. Supa’s songs have been recorded ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... 2015 Over the last five years ... vendors seeking to expand their geographic presence and achieve ... to reach $6.2 billion by 2019 at CAGR of ... the U.S. and Canada and a major part of ... regions such as Asia-Pacific including China and India, Latin ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Research Links Talc Treatment Response with Mesothelioma Prognosis, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:Gummy Smile Expert, Dr. Alex Farnoosh, is Now Offering Gum Reshaping Procedures 2Health News:Blood Centers of America Chooses QualTex Laboratories as Vendor of Choice 2Health News:Blood Centers of America Chooses QualTex Laboratories as Vendor of Choice 3Health News:Richie Supa Announced as a Plenary Speaker at NCAD 2015 2Health News:Therapeutic Ultrasound Devices Market worth $6.2 Billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Therapeutic Ultrasound Devices Market worth $6.2 Billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3
... N.J., June 16 MedeFile,International, Inc. (OTC ... electronic medical records management solutions, today announced,that ... firm offering group,and individual health insurance to ... System to both its existing business,clients and ...
... by FTVentures Will Expand Product Line and International ... ... 16 PSS Systems, the leader,in legal holds and retention management ... The company,s existing,investors, including Lightspeed Venture Partners, Azure Capital, Granite,Ventures, and ...
... Cancer Alliance-Georgia Advocates Acknowledged with Resolution, WASHINGTON, ... Georgia State Senators John Wiles (R-37th), Chip,Rogers (R-21st), ... (D-6th) for introducing Georgia Senate Resolution 1215 (S.R. ... the end of the 2008 legislative session,S.R. 1215 ...
... the brew could boost heart health, study finds , , MONDAY, ... Drinking up to six cups a day of caffeinated or ... study shows. , In fact, coffee might even help the ... suggest that long-term, regular coffee consumption does not increase the ...
... 16 The American,Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) applauded ... that will delay for at least 18 months ... home,medical equipment and services. The bill, H.R. 6252, ... of 2008.", The competitive acquisition or "competitive ...
... Hain Celestial,Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: HAIN ), a leading ... announced that Irwin D. Simon, President and,Chief Executive Officer, ... June 18th at 9:30 AM., (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050324/NYTH131 ... Hain Celestial Group started to,Change the Way the World ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:The Benefit Source, Inc. to Market MedeFile Electronic Medical Records Management Solution to National Customer Base 2Health News:The Benefit Source, Inc. to Market MedeFile Electronic Medical Records Management Solution to National Customer Base 3Health News:The Benefit Source, Inc. to Market MedeFile Electronic Medical Records Management Solution to National Customer Base 4Health News:PSS Systems Secures $18 Million in Financing 2Health News:PSS Systems Secures $18 Million in Financing 3Health News:PSS Systems Secures $18 Million in Financing 4Health News:Lung Cancer Alliance Praises State Senate Action in Georgia 2Health News:Coffee Drinkers Might Live Longer 2Health News:Coffee Drinkers Might Live Longer 3Health News:American Association for Homecare Applauds Bill to Delay the Flawed Medicare Bidding Program for Home Medical Equipment 2Health News:American Association for Homecare Applauds Bill to Delay the Flawed Medicare Bidding Program for Home Medical Equipment 3Health News:Hain Celestial to Open The NASDAQ Stock Market and Celebrate Summer With A Healthy Way of Life(TM) 2Health News:Hain Celestial to Open The NASDAQ Stock Market and Celebrate Summer With A Healthy Way of Life(TM) 3Health News:Hain Celestial to Open The NASDAQ Stock Market and Celebrate Summer With A Healthy Way of Life(TM) 4
(Date:3/2/2015)... Ill. , March 2, 2015  Landauer, Inc. ... personal and environmental radiation measurement and monitoring, outsourced medical ... announced it will release financial results for the fiscal ... March 9, 2015. The Company will ... March 10, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Central Time (10:00 ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... , March 2, 2015  Actavis plc ... it has closed its concurrent offerings of 14,513,889 ... 5.500% Mandatory Convertible Preferred Shares, Series A, at ... a separate registered public offering.  The amounts sold ... Preferred Shares issued pursuant to the exercise in ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... 2015  BC Technical, the nation,s leading non-OEM ... Systems, a Nuclear Imaging service company providing systems, ... their ongoing vision to provide the best, and ... Technical continues to expand their reach and expertise. ... valuable resources and knowledge in addition to strengthening ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Landauer, Inc. Announces Date and Time for Announcement of Fiscal First Quarter 2015 Results and Conference Call 2Actavis Announces Closing of Public Offerings of Ordinary Shares and Mandatory Convertible Preferred Shares in Connection with Pending Acquisition of Allergan 2Actavis Announces Closing of Public Offerings of Ordinary Shares and Mandatory Convertible Preferred Shares in Connection with Pending Acquisition of Allergan 3Actavis Announces Closing of Public Offerings of Ordinary Shares and Mandatory Convertible Preferred Shares in Connection with Pending Acquisition of Allergan 4Actavis Announces Closing of Public Offerings of Ordinary Shares and Mandatory Convertible Preferred Shares in Connection with Pending Acquisition of Allergan 5Actavis Announces Closing of Public Offerings of Ordinary Shares and Mandatory Convertible Preferred Shares in Connection with Pending Acquisition of Allergan 6Actavis Announces Closing of Public Offerings of Ordinary Shares and Mandatory Convertible Preferred Shares in Connection with Pending Acquisition of Allergan 7Actavis Announces Closing of Public Offerings of Ordinary Shares and Mandatory Convertible Preferred Shares in Connection with Pending Acquisition of Allergan 8BC Technical Acquires Eclipse Systems 2
... WARSAW, Ind., Oct. 27, 2011 Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE ... ended September 30, 2011.  The Company reported third quarter net ... reported and 2.4% constant currency over the third quarter of ... reported and $1.04 adjusted, an increase of 8.3% adjusted over ...
... Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (NASDAQ: SIAL ) today ... SAFC® ( www.safcglobal.com ), is introducing a novel CHOZN® ... cell line. Designed for use in the production of ... first commercially available glutamine synthetase (GS) knockout CHO cell ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Zimmer Holdings, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results 2Zimmer Holdings, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results 3Zimmer Holdings, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results 4Zimmer Holdings, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results 5Zimmer Holdings, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results 6Zimmer Holdings, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results 7Zimmer Holdings, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results 8Zimmer Holdings, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results 9Zimmer Holdings, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results 10Zimmer Holdings, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results 11Zimmer Holdings, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results 12SAFC Introduces the First Commercially Available Novel CHOZN® GS Knockout CHO Cell Line 2SAFC Introduces the First Commercially Available Novel CHOZN® GS Knockout CHO Cell Line 3SAFC Introduces the First Commercially Available Novel CHOZN® GS Knockout CHO Cell Line 4
... advanced multi-functional microplate detection system, ,offers ... without compromising flexibility. ,The Ultra ... the Ultra instrument platform. New features ... to the flexibility of the existing ...
... a fully automated microplate based multi-detection ... principles:, , Fluorescence Polarization , ... , High-Performance Luminescence (flash and glow) ... is designed for the widest possible ...
... a flexible multifunction plate reader that offers ... fluorescence intensity, time-resolved fluorescence, high-perfomance luminescence and ... with injectors that deliver reagent at the ... cell assays can be performed easily and ...
... High sensitivity and fast ... eight different radiometric and ... system with true high ... assays, by exploiting the ...
Medicine Products: