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Health-care reform should start with paying evidence-based financial incentives to doctors

... physician payment incentives around existing empirical evidence of clinical benefit, which would improve ... U.S. expenditure of $10 billion a year. However, empirical studies document that 10 percent-20 percent of ... RAMIFICATIONS: Diamond and Kaul suggest empirical data could be used to determine how much ...

A Study In This Month's Journal Of Nervous And Mental Disease Reveals Hope For Recovery From Suicidal Thinking And Treatment Resistant Mental Illness

... but, given time, very likely - offering an empirical foundation for hope. "This is a real revelation," ... but, given time, very likely -- offers an empirical foundation for hope. "That's the most important ... out 7 of 10 potential subjects. This desire for empirical purity ends up diminishing the real-world ...

Zenger Folkman Releases Latest Book: The Inspiring Leader: Unlocking the Secrets of How Extraordinary Leaders Motivate

... implement them. Drawing from statistically significant data and objective empirical evidence, the book illustrates what makes a leader truly inspiring. ... directly drives an organization's profitability. Founded on pioneering, empirical research using 360-degree assessments and other surveys, Zenger Folkman ...

AGA releases evidence-based GERD guidelines

... care clinics, however physicians who treat the disease primarily rely on empirical trials of medications and their own observations and experience to manage ... should be recommended as an alternative. V. Twice-daily PPI therapy as an empirical trial for patients with suspected reflux chest pain syndrome after a ...

80% of Customers Eat Out Less Due to Food Allergies and Celiac / Coeliac Disease Impacting Quality of Life

... managing special diets, resulting in decreased quality of life, lack of empirical market data and a void in general public awareness. To address these ... missing opportunities to capture this valuable market. "We envision the empirical data, coupled with thousands of qualitative insights, will drive change ...

Forecasting MDs' prescriptions' choice? Ask their patients, says Management Insights study

... data from different therapeutic classes and physician specialties, the empirical results indicate improvement in forecasting when patients inputs are ... The Insights in the current issue are: Inventory Record Inaccuracy: An empirical Analysis by Nicole DeHoratius, Ananth Raman Optimal Policy for Software ...

Was SIDS the cause of infant deaths even 150 years ago?

... were more infant deaths among black babies. The author concludes: "The study strongly supports the hypothesis that these infant deaths represent empirical evidence of 19th century SIDS mortality." ...

Financial crisis increases suicides and homicides

... would be much worse. The study, entitled The public health effect of economic crisis and alternative government policy responses in Europe: an empirical analysis was written in the wake of concerns that health might suffer as a result of the financial crisis. It is thought to be the most comprehensive ...

Children with autism need to be taught in smaller groups, pilot study confirms

... integration dysfunction has long been speculated to be a core component of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) but there has been precious little hard empirical evidence to support this notion. Viewing a speaker's articulatory movements can greatly improve a listener's ability to understand spoken words, and ...

AcademyHealth honors leading health services researchers

... Andrew Ryan, Ph.D., M.A. Dr. Ryan is recognized for his doctoral dissertation, "The Design of Value-Based Purchasing in Medicare: Theory and empirical Evidence," which evaluated the effectiveness of hospital-based pay-for-performance and quality reporting programs and their relation to Medicare. Dr. ...

Data: Actual imaging use far below president's recommended 95 percent utilization rate for Medicare

... unsound. In its 2007 proposed physician rule, CMS did not alter the equipment utilization assumption, stating: "We do not believe we have sufficient empirical evidence to justify an alternative proposal [to the 50 percent utilization assumption.]" According to a recent analysis conducted by The Moran ...

Data: Actual imaging use far below President's rec. 95 percent utilization rate for Medicare

... unsound. In its 2007 proposed physician rule, CMS did not alter the equipment utilization assumption, stating: "We do not believe we have sufficient empirical evidence to justify an alternative proposal [to the 50 percent utilization assumption.]" According to a recent analysis conducted by The Moran ...

Autism Course Added to HealthForumOnline's Continuing Education (CE) Website for Mental Health Professionals & Nurses

... remarked Dr. Michelle Rodoletz, co-founder and Director of Continuing Education. Moreover, in light of the relative recency of the clinical and empirical focus on this particular spectrum of disorders, it is imperative that mental health professionals and allied healthcare providers stay abreast of the ...

TPC Releases Powerful Figures on Health Grantmaking

... assumptions about the commitment of health foundations to improving conditions for underserved and minority populations stand up to the scrutiny of empirical research," said Lauren LeRoy of Grantmakers In Health . "With growing foundation efforts to address the root causes of poor health as well as ...

TV Interferes With Infants' Language Development

... of infant DVDs claim that their products are designed to give parents and children a chance to interact with one another, an assertion that lacks empirical evidence," they noted. The researchers added that their results may help explain previous findings of a link between television viewing and ...

AdvanDx Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for EK/P. aeruginosa PNA FISH(R)

... laboratory testing methods that take 24-48 hours or longer to identify the causative pathogen forcing clinicians to treat patients empirically. This empirical antibiotic coverage can lead to both unnecessary treatment with broad-spectrum antibiotics as well as inadequate treatment if highly virulent and ...

Panel Seeks Fuller Disclosure of Drug Company Payments

... have exposed the potential for conflicts that undermine patient care as well as the public's trust in medicine, the committee said. Though more empirical data is needed, surveys show that existing policies for reporting financial conflicts vary considerably and are not applied consistently, the report ...

Mexico's health insurance success offers lessons for US reforms, Lancet study suggests

... first-year effect on medication spending, health outcomes or utilization of health services. The bottom line, Moore said, is that without objective empirical evaluations of new programs, it's difficult to say whether funds are being spent effectively. "This example of arms-length field experimentation ...

HealthEquity, a Leading Healthcare Account Administrator, Licenses Thomson Reuters Information Solutions to Help People Make Better Healthcare Decisions

... Dave Hall, HealthEquity's Senior Vice President of Innovation, said: "Consumer Advantage allows individuals to base their healthcare decisions on empirical data. That is an essential ingredient to any consumer transaction. As we've seen in other industries, quality and cost improve when the marketplace ...

Mexico's health insurance success offers lessons for US reforms, Lancet study suggests

... first-year effect on medication spending, health outcomes or utilization of health services. The bottom line, Moore said, is that without objective empirical evaluations of new programs, it's difficult to say whether funds are being spent effectively. "This example of arms-length field experimentation ...

In the Midst of a National Nurse Shortage Crisis ... Nurses Celebrate Landmark Legal Settlement That Will Help Ensure Fair Compensation & Bring More RNs to the Bedside

... and similar suits are moving forward in Detroit, Chicago, San Antonio and Memphis. The SEIU Nurse Alliance has played a leading role in supporting empirical research that has exposed the national problem of employer collusion around nurse wages, shown the link between wage levels and the shortage of ...

Media Images of Alcohol Can Drive You to Drink

... who are from Canada and the Netherlands. "It's one of those things the majority of people have assumed to be the case, but it's nice to have the empirical evidence," said Jeffrey T. Parsons, chair of psychology at Hunter College in New York City. Parsons was not involved with the study, which was ...

California's single seniors can't make ends meet

... providers and foundations are using the Elder Index to improve programs and policies for older adults across California. "This data provides an empirical way to demonstrate what those in the community witness daily: Increasingly, our elders cannot get by," said Susan E. Smith, director of Californians ...

'Suicide by cop' phenomenon occurring in over a third of North American shootings involving police

... and MSNBC, as well as on the Discovery Channel, A & E, and the History Channel addressing issues pertaining to violent behavior. Using the largest empirical sample of police shootings to examine the issue of SBC, Dr. Mohandie, J. Reid Meloy, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., and Peter I. Collins, M.C.A., M.D., F.R.C.P., ...

Death on film

... basic general patterns and local forms of expression. The study extends from the silent film era to the present day and contains a rich selection of empirical film material. ...

Stronger effort needed to prevent mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders in young people

... and improve evidence-based programs. At the same time, the report cautions, federal and state agencies should not support programs that lack empirical evidence, even if they have community endorsement. The committee also urged continued research to build understanding of what interventions ...

Pediatrics study: Involve adolescents in end-of-life medical decisions

... Lawrence D'Angelo, MD, MPH , chief of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Children's National and senior author of the study: "Our work provides empirical evidence that adolescents can participate in and understand the consequences of decisions about end-of-life care." ...

Also in the Jan. 27 JNCI

... investigators conclude that if their assumptions are correct and mammograms reduce breast cancer mortality by 15-25 percent, which is consistent with empirical data, then there there would be no benefit for mammograms in women under the age of 30 and a marginal benefit for women between the ages of 30 and ....

Psychoanalysts Approve Position Statement on Homosexuals and Bisexuals Serving in the Military

... of APsaA that sexual orientation is not germane to any aspect of military effectiveness, including unit cohesion, morale, recruitment or retention. empirical evidence, as well as comparative data from foreign militaries and domestic police and fire departments shows that when lesbians, gay men and ...

Antacids Are Best First Choice for Indigestion

... is slightly less costly than starting with the more powerful drugs, a new study says. "Most patients with new-onset dyspepsia are treated with empirical proton pump inhibitor treatment [meaning that treatment decisions are based on observation more than testing] all over the world, [making] proton ...

Letting infants watch TV can do more harm than good says wide-ranging international review

... There have been concerns about infants viewing TV for the last four decades but it has only been in recent years that studies have provided the empirical data to back up those concerns. "The explosion in infant TV viewing and the potential risks associated with it raise several important policy ...

Childhood anxiety disorders can and should be treated, according to UT Southwestern national expert

... of psychiatry and pediatrics at UT Southwestern, urges awareness that children need to be treated for anxiety disorders and recommends that related empirical evidence be integrated into treatment guidelines. "Anxiety disorders may cause children to avoid social situations and age-appropriate ...

HeadHunterHealthExchange.com Launched to Enhance Healthcare Recruitment for Employers and Recruiters

... that let recruiters know by email the status of their candidates, signaling if they have been chosen for interview, and the ability to receive empirical data that can improve a member's specific recruiting/hiring process. Every feature of HeadHunter Health Exchange was designed to make the hiring ...

New Study Data: JANUVIA™ (sitagliptin) Significantly Reduced Blood Sugar Levels and Was Not Associated with Hypoglycemia in Elderly Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

... phosphate (1:1) monohydrate. empirical formula is C16H15F6N5O•H3PO4•H2O and the molecular weight is 523.32. The structural formula is: (Graphic Omitted) Sitagliptin ...

Researchers: Ban on fast food TV advertising would reverse childhood obesity trends

... have banned commercial sponsorship of children's programs. "We have known for some time that childhood obesity has gripped our culture, but little empirical research has been done that identifies television advertising as a possible cause," says Chou, the Frank L. Magee Distinguished Professor at Lehigh's ...

Anti-same-sex marriage amendments spark distress among GLBT adults and families, says new research

... health," said Jennifer Arm, M.S. Brent Mallinckrodt, Ph.D., editor of the Journal of Counseling Psychology , said the three articles provide empirical evidence of the harmful psychological and emotional effects of such measures. "This information is especially timely, as we see the emotionally ...

Case Western Reserve University study examines working couple's retirement patterns

... wrote, "As the Baby Boomer generation ages and the number of married couples facing retirement decisions grow, there is a pressing need for empirical evidence to provide a solid basis for policy and practice." Curl noted that among the practices that policy makers and employers may need to ...

National Council on Disability Monthly Bulletin for October 2008

... over the next decade will create tremendous challenges for VR agencies. While many current service delivery approaches hold promise, little empirical information is available that will allow VR agencies to accurately predict the amount and type of services required to assist transition-age youth to ...

Psychological study reveals that red enhances men's attraction to women

... red makes men feel more amorous toward women. And men are unaware of the role the color plays in their attraction. The research provides the first empirical support for society's enduring love affair with red. From the red ochre used in ancient rituals to today's red-light districts and red hearts on ...

Head-First Slide a Heads-Up Play

... to the laws of physics. Nor should they," Nathan said. "In the end, the physics governing the game of baseball is often quite complex and is a highly empirical science. That is, we learn about the science of the game by watching the players play. They don't learn about playing the game by listening to us." ...
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