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'Five star' hospitals often provide fewer services than other hospitals, new data suggests
If you're looking for a top-notch hospital with a wide range of services, narrowing your list to hospitals with a five-star patient experience rating might lead you astray. (2019-06-12)
Finnish healthcare and social welfare system provides a variety of e-services to citizens
Major progress has been made in the range of available eHealth services in Finland. (2019-06-11)
Male victims of domestic abuse face significant barriers to getting help
Men who experience domestic violence and abuse face significant barriers to getting help and access to specialist support services, according to a study by researchers at the University of Bristol's Centre for Academic Primary Care and Centre for Gender and Violence Research published in BMJ Open today. (2019-06-11)
A $12 pill test could save the lives of first-timers
Pill testing services at music festivals may be most effective in reducing harm for people trying ecstasy for the first time, but less so for prior users. (2019-06-10)
Smaller city effort to aid chronically homeless can be successful
Los Angeles County has the nation's largest number of unsheltered homeless people, but the problem affects communities in the region differently. (2019-06-05)
Fishing among worst jobs for health
People working in the fishing industry have among the poorest health of all workers in England and Wales, new research suggests. (2019-05-30)
Successful HIV effort prompts call for clinics to expand mental health services on site
Increasing access to mental health services improves HIV outcomes among vulnerable patients, a new study suggests. (2019-05-21)
Why do women military vets avoid using VA benefits?
Many women military veterans turn to the Veterans Administration (VA) for health care and social services only as a 'last resort' or 'safety net,' typically for an emergency or catastrophic health event, or when private health insurance is unaffordable. (2019-05-20)
Study explores privatization of public systems of justice
A new study sought to determine the points at which individuals who encounter public systems of justice are charged by private entities. (2019-05-13)
Crisis and suicide prevention services struggle with demand after celebrity suicides
The US may lack the resources needed to meet increases in demand for suicide prevention services that occur after celebrity suicides, according to a recent study of crisis mental health services. (2019-04-30)
Obese children over a third more likely to require a hospital emergency department visit
New research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Glasgow, Scotland (April 28-May 1) reveals that obese children are over a third more likely to require a hospital emergency department visit than their normal weight counterparts. (2019-04-30)
Despite increase in insurance coverage for depression, growth in spending remains modest
A new investigation finds that while insurance coverage for depression has increased, treatment rates are lower than expected, indicating that non-financial barriers to patient care still remain. (2019-04-24)
Collaboration aims to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in clinical trials
Spencer Hoover, vice president and executive director of the Henry Ford Cancer Institute, is co-author of a manuscript published in the Journal of Oncology Practice aimed at establishing best practices to promote diversity in clinical trials. (2019-03-21)
Clinical guidelines from specialty societies often biased
Clinical practice guidelines issued by specialty societies in North America often recommend health care services linked to their specialties, in contrast with European guidelines and those from independent organizations, argues a commentary published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-03-18)
Study shows most Catholic hospitals don't advertise religious restrictions on health care
In a survey of Catholic hospitals throughout the country, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus found many did not advertise their religious affiliation and the majority did not explain how that affiliation results in health care restrictions. (2019-03-15)
Study reveals disparities in osteoporosis treatment by sex and race/ethnicity
New research indicates that elderly men are significantly undertreated for osteoporosis compared with elderly women, and blacks have the lowest treatment rates among racial/ethnic groups. (2019-03-06)
Fewer hospital programs address opioid abuse, Ohio University study finds
The damage done to America's health by the opioid epidemic is well-recognized and enormous, with drug overdose death rates helping to drive down US life expectancy in recent years. (2019-02-25)
New protocol could ease diagnosis of bacterial infections in infants
A new protocol could help emergency room physicians to rule out life-threatening bacterial infections among infants up to 2 months of age who have fevers, potentially eliminating the need for spinal taps, unnecessary antibiotic treatments or expensive hospital stays. (2019-02-18)
Natural resources valued differently by men and woman, study shows
Men and women value, access and use resources from the natural environment in distinct and different ways, a new study has shown. (2019-02-18)
USPSTF recommendation statement on interventions to prevent depression during pregnancy, after childbirth
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends clinicians provide counseling interventions to pregnant and postpartum women at increased risk of depression or refer patients to those services. (2019-02-12)
Regenstrief investigator calls for Medicare payment for team-based care for dementia
CMS can create access to better care for the many millions of Americans affected by Alzheimer's disease -- both patients and their caregivers -- by redesigning the Medicare payment system to support collaborative dementia care writes Regenstrief Institute research scientist Malaz Boustani, M.D., M.P.H., in 'An Alternative Payment Model to Support Widespread Use of Collaborative Dementia Care Models,' published in the January 2019 issue of Health Affairs. (2019-01-10)
Older people who use hearing aids still report hearing challenges
A high proportion of older people with hearing aids, especially those with lower incomes, report having trouble hearing and difficulty accessing hearing care services, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (2019-01-07)
Information on reproductive health outcomes lacking in Catholic hospitals
As Catholic health care systems expand nationwide, little is known about the reproductive outcomes of their patients compared to patients in other settings, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. (2018-12-06)
Peace, not war, responsible for deforestation in armed conflict zones
Rates of deforestation in war zones increase dramatically once peace is declared, according to a study from the University of Waterloo. (2018-12-05)
USPSTF recommendation statement on interventions to prevent child maltreatment
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) finds limited or inconsistent evidence on the benefits of primary care interventions to prevent child maltreatment (defined as abuse, neglect or both). (2018-11-27)
How we can get more out of our forests
Most European forests are primarily used for timber production. However, woodlands also offer spaces for recreation and they store carbon but it is not clear how forests can be managed for these multiple benefits. (2018-11-22)
UK needs to redesign health policies for men
While lots of attention has been given to women's increasing presence in the labor market, there has been less focus on male workers. (2018-11-18)
Parents, kids actually agree about confidential medical care
Parents and their adolescent children actually agree with each other about preventive care and confidential medical services, except for abortion. (2018-11-14)
Affordable health care means better access to diabetes prevention, management
OHSU study compares rates of health care utilization at Community Health Centers in states with, without Medicaid expansion programs. (2018-11-13)
Among college students, mental health diagnosis and treatment are up, stigma is down
Mental health diagnoses and treatment of college students increased substantially between 2007 and 2017. (2018-11-05)
USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for intimate partner violence, elder abuse, and abuse of vulnerable adults
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends clinicians screen women of reproductive age for intimate partner violence and then connect women who screen positive to ongoing support services. (2018-10-23)
Elderly housing with supportive social services can reduce hospital use, study finds
According to a Rutgers study, programs designed to provide social support may impact hospitalization rates and decrease spending. (2018-10-11)
E-cigarettes should be used more actively to help smokers quit, experts recommend
'Ongoing nervousness' about the use of e-cigarettes in stop-smoking services can be a 'significant' barrier to people finding support, research revealed during 'Stoptober' shows. (2018-10-10)
Immigrant, refugee youth most likely to visit the ED with a new mental health problem
Refugee and immigrant youth in Ontario may face barriers to accessing mental health services through primary care, say the authors of a study of emergency department visits published in CMAJ. (2018-10-09)
Wraparound services hold great promise for reducing health costs and improving outcomes
When Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis began offering on-site dietetics, social work and other wraparound services at its clinics, it did more than improve patient outcomes. (2018-10-03)
Study: Nursing homes increasingly pushing patients into rehab at end-of-life
A new study reveals a growing trend of potentially unnecessary -- and harmful -- high intensity rehabilitation services for residents of nursing homes. (2018-10-03)
USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for syphilis infection in pregnant women
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends early screening for syphilis infection in all pregnant women. (2018-09-04)
More hospital doctors are opting to retire early
Hospital doctors in England and Wales are increasingly choosing to take early retirement, figures released to The BMJ by the NHS Business Services Authority in response to a freedom of information request show. (2018-09-04)
126 patient and provider groups to CMS: Proposed E/M service cuts will hurt sickest patients
A broad coalition of 126 patient and provider groups -- led by leading national organizations including the American College of Rheumatology -- today sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) urging the agency not to move forward with a proposal that would significantly reduce Medicare reimbursements for evaluation and management (E/M) services provided by specialist. (2018-08-28)
Research identifies all the different ways the sea supports human wellbeing
A study led by the University of Liverpool that catalogued all of the links between marine biodiversity and the different ways we rely on the sea found more than 30 ways it supports well-being including providing a source of nutrition, supplying raw materials and supporting recreational activities. (2018-08-22)
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