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Youth Lose Health Insurance Coverage In Past Three Years

Youth Lose Health Insurance Coverage In Past Three Years

The national implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2014 was associated with gains in health insurance coverage for youth; but some of those gains have reversed during the past three years; according to findings publish this month in Academic Pediatrics from researchers at the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University. Using…

Medical Consultations In Primary Care Decrease

Medical Consultations In Primary Care Decrease

When young adults pass the age limit for paying patient co-payments, or out-of-pocket prices, their medical consultations in primary care decrease by 7%, a study shows. The groups affected most are women and low-income earners. “It’s interesting that, despite relatively low charges, we find a fall in the number of physician visits,” says Naimi Johansson.…

Healthier Homes Could Cut Hospital Admissions Of Young Children

Healthier Homes Could Cut Hospital Admissions Of Young Children

Almost 20% of hospital admissions of young children with acute respiratory infections could be prevented if their houses were free from damp and mold, researchers have found. The research, published in the international medical journal Thorax today, is the largest ever case-control study of the association between housing quality and hospital admissions for young children with acute respiratory…

Intensive Blood Pressure Therapy Not Beneficial In Nursing Home

Intensive Blood Pressure Therapy Not Beneficial In Nursing Home

Long-term nursing home residents with hypertension do not experience significant benefits from more intensive antihypertensive treatment, according to a study published online July 22 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Kenneth S. Boockvar, M.D., from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, and colleagues examined the number of first-line…

People Show Greater Interest To Know Current Local Medical Research

People Show Greater Interest To Know Current Local Medical Research

The purpose of the trial, published in, was to assess public interest in health relate research; understand the extent to which people want to be proactively informed about ongoing current medical research studies in the location concerned; also gauge the impact large TV screens mediating such news may have on this interest. The TV monitors…

Hospitals Do Not Treat Substance Use Disorder During Hospitalization

Hospitals Do Not Treat Substance Use Disorder During Hospitalization

Hospitalization; Patients who meet an addiction medicine consult team while they’re in the hospital are twice as likely to participate in treatment for substance use disorder after they go home, according to new research. The study, published today in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, measured one key outcome for patients who participated in a…

Out Of Network Physicians For Care Delivered In Hospitals

Out Of Network Physicians For Care Delivered In Hospitals

A California law that limits the size of bills from out-of-network physicians for care delivered in hospitals appears to be protecting patients’ financial liability, but has shifted bargaining leverage in favor of insurance plans and had potential unintended consequences such as encouraging more consolidation among physician practice groups, according to a new RAND Corporation study.…

Hospital Harms For Health Care System In Ontario

Hospital Harms For Health Care System In Ontario

Health Care; Experiencing harm in hospital significantly increases the length of stay, length of recovery after discharge and health system costs; which amounted to more than $1 billion in Ontario in fiscal year 2015/16; according to new research in CMAJ. “They were able to estimate, for the first time, the total health system impact of…

Medical Mistrust Contributes To Delays In African American Men

Medical Mistrust Contributes To Delays In African American Men

Medical mistrust of health care providers, fueled by painful experiences with racism, makes African American men more likely to delay routine screenings and doctor’s appointments, according to a new study in the journal Behavioral Medicine by the Health Disparities Institute (HDI) at UConn Health, with potentially serious implications for their overall health. Routine health visits The…

Pensions Crisis Leading Senior Doctors To Reduce Their Hours

Pensions Crisis Leading Senior Doctors To Reduce Their Hours

Any attempt by the Government to address the pensions crisis leading senior doctors to reduce their hours must include proper tax reform if it is to avert this “grave threat” to staff and patients, the BMA says. The BMA’s comments are in response to an article in the Sunday Times by Prime Minister Boris Johnson,…

Physicians Ability Manage And Change The Work Environments

Physicians Ability Manage And Change The Work Environments

Physicians; Medical doctors in the United States are twice as likely to experience symptoms of burnout as other workers; which can compromise quality of care and place patients at risk. In a study in JAMA Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic researchers suggest a new approach to fighting burnout: external professional coaching. Defined by the World Health…