Initiation of health care reform in Massachusetts correlated with a reduction in intensive care unit (ICU) patients without insurance but did not significantly change ICU use or mortality among ICU patients.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis experience significantly less psychological stress and physical disability compared with two decades ago, which may be partially due to a reduction in disease activity.
Global health disparities could be reduced considerably by 2035 using an investment framework, according to a report published Dec. 3 in The Lancet.
Patients referred for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the knee by physician groups with a financial interest (FI) in MRI equipment are significantly more likely to have negative images than those referred by physicians with no FI (NFI).
The US Food and Drug Administration on Monday began the process of regulating compounding pharmacies. Under the Drug Quality and Security Act, signed into law Nov. 27 by President Barack Obama, these pharmacies are being encouraged to register with the FDA. The agency will then classify them as outsourcing pharmacies, enabling them to sell bulk drugs to hospitals and other health care facilities.
Physician volunteer programs can revive doctors' passion for medicine, according to an article published Nov. 11 in Medical Economics.
A combination of daily acute intermittent hypoxia (dAIH) and overground walking improves walking speed and distance in persons with chronic incomplete spinal cord injury (iSCI).
Small medical practices may not need to offer their employees health insurance, although there may be advantages to doing so, according to an article published Nov. 10 in Medical Economics.
By Jacqueline Gray
Researchers report that medial unicompartmental arthroplasty does not restore normal range of motion in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.
Medical societies are taking action against the mass cancellations of physicians in Medicare Advantage plans in many states, according to an article published online Nov. 22 in Medical Economics.