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Senior drug card saves little

...12 to $25 per year, in exchange for discounts. But savings are minimal for many of the most popular name-bran...e cities -- Washington, Chicago and Seattle -- see savings of 8.2 percent on 12 name-brand drugs bought with drug discount cards compared with buying retail. T...

Interference helps Heart Patients

...Barbara Riegel of San Diego State University, this savings is more than double the estimated $440 cost per patient for the six-month case-management intervention, and the co-authors said. Riegel said differences in drug treatment given to patients in both groups were not significant and likely would not expl...

Good News for New Borns With Hypoxic Respiratory Failure

...d save more than $440,000.Researchers conclude the savings could range from $1,880 per child to $4,400 per ch...ly. Perhaps now that we have hard data on the cost savings this treatment provides, insurers will do a better job of covering it.” and they hope that this stud...

Intensive Treatment Found To Help Patients With Arthritis

.... Researchers say this finding suggests long-term savings may also result if patients receiving more intense therapy are able to avoid joint replacement surgery, the need for institutional care, or disabilities that cause them to stop working....

More Errors From Computerized Prescriptions

...rnings. Plus, no more paper could translate to big savings for many health institutions. It was found that computerized order systems resulted in reducing medication errors by as much as 81 percent. However, handwriting aside, the new systems are leading to other kinds of medical errors. About 22 different ...

Patients Are Given Catheter Longer Than Necessary

...sive, and that its cost equals or is less than the savings that a hospital could achieve by reducing infections among patients. Doctors are responsible for ordering the removal of catheters, but research has shown that many of them forget which patients have catheters and how long they have them. The reminde...

Reliance Infocomm Tied With Apollo To Provide Telemedicine Services

...medical facility, it will also lead to substantial savings on healthcare cost and time," said Sarup Chowdhary, chief executive officer of Reliance WebWorld. --IANS...

Smokers blow up £90,000 in a Lifetim

...ople put the money they spend on cigarettes into a savings plan they would probably live longer and could have an extra income of thousands of pounds a year.” Interesting results of the survey also showed that 83 per cent of the 3,000 smokers questioned in the survey had tried giving up smoking at least thr...

Oral use of ZYVOX (Linezolid) is better to Intravenous Vancomycin use for Skin Infections

...(ZYVOX), provides better treatment and significant savings of money spent to health clinics compared to vanco...on. This study offers further evidence of the cost savings of oral linezolid to the health care system.” USE of ZYVOX: ZYVOX was initially approved in the...

Generic Drugs Usage In US Can Save $20 Billion – Express Script Surve

...rug Usage Report” also ranked generic drug use and savings opportunities by state, revealing significant vari...t and we consider that $20 billion in generic drug savings in just six therapy classes is the same amount America’s community hospitals spend each year on unco...

Hospital Cuts Costs By Moving Cancer Patients To Hotels

...ould have been about £14,000. The drive for cost savings would force the NHS to move towards greater use of hotels. The money paid towards bed occupancy could go into paying for these expensive new cancer drugs. This will also be applied to cardiac care and diabetes. UCH is planning to build a new specia...

A cost effective heart failure drug hits the market!

...e drug was factored in, there was still an average savings of 6 percent, or $533, on heart failure-related co...eive the drug, and a 9 percent, or $1,730, average savings on total health care costs. As stated by Dr. Angus, "This medication clearly decreased healthcar...

Food labels to include information on trans fats in US

... health benefits could be great - the FDA projects savings of between $25 billion and $59 billion in health care costs over 20 years....

NHS Audit Commission Warns Possible Financial Collapse In Sussex And Surrey

... the picture is still discouraging. "Some of the savings programmes in place are extremely ambitious and at...current financial year, only 34% of the identified savings plans totalling £149m has been achieved," said Ms Thompson. Although commission appointed financia...

Ossur Acquires the U.S. Orthopaedics Company

...will yield approximately $4 million of annual cost savings beginning in 2007. In connection with the acquisition, additional funding of $40 million has been provided by Kaupting bank hf. Ossur is a trusted and global leader in the development, manufacturing, distribution, sales and marketing of braces an...

Self Monitoring Treatment May Save Lives

... their treatment, which could result in large cost savings where the NHS is concerned. The anti-coagulation therapy’s quality can be improved as a result of self-monitoring. The reaction of the patients to the treatment should however be tested on a regular basis. Blood-thinners are known to interact with...

Rising Medicare costs

...be given to negotiate lower drugs prices. Health savings accounts should be encouraged to reduce the number of uninsured people. Hence various measures are to be considered before settling in for a solution to help the present scenario in the field of Medicare....

President Bush proposes HSAs scheme for the benefit of both the workers and the country

... Union address encouraged Americans to open health savings accounts (HSAs). He said that it would help to fig...ce policies, which by law must be coupled with the savings accounts. Brett Haugh, a principal at Houston-based Employee Benefit Solutions, said that in a loc...

Hospital Trust Will be Leaner by 300 Jobs

...cancer and cardiac, but we can't make the scale of savings we need to make without it affecting staff spending.We have to tackle infrastructure inefficiencies, but it is being done to protect patient care and give us a sound platform for the future.” Unison, which stands for the rights of 1,500 workers at ...

Expert nurses in their field have their jobs under thereat!

Repercussions of the NHS savings comes news that specialist nurses may face cuts. T...on for three years said, "We're a soft target when savings have to be made. And for a lot of people neurology has been a Cinderella service, and people with MS...

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