Tag: Health care

Personhood: Causality of Modern Medicine

John Geyman Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine Posted: 12/06/2012  1:38 pm Even as we marvel at the latest advances in medical technology in this country, a dire and unacceptable consequence of these changes is already in plain sight — the […]

Commentary warns of unexpected consequences of proton pump inhibitor (Antacids) use in reflux disease : Multiple Serious Side effects

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Jessica Mikulski newsroom@entnet.org 703-535-3762 American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Alexandria, VA – Despite being highly effective and beneficial for many patients, unexpected consequences are emerging in patients who are prescribed proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for reflux diseases. Physicians […]

Health-care costs at end of life exceed total assets for 25 percent of Medicare population: does not cover co-payments, deductibles, homecare services, or non-rehabilitative nursing home care

Contact: Jeanne Bernard Jeanne.Bernard@mountsinai.org 212-241-9200 The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine As many as a quarter of Medicare recipients spend more than the total value of their assets on out-of-pocket health care expenses during the last five years of their lives, according to researchers […]

IOM States ” roughly $750 billion — was wasted on unnecessary services, excessive administrative costs, fraud, and other problems” in 2009

Date:  Sept. 6, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Transformation of Health System Needed to Improve Care and Reduce Costs WASHINGTON — America’s health care system has become too complex and costly to continue business as usual, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.  Inefficiencies, an overwhelming amount […]

Only about 33% of Lead Nurses use Evidence-Based Patient Care – ” the longer nurses had been working in health care, the less interested they were in learning more about evidence-based practice.”

Nurse Leader Resistance Perceived as a Barrier to High-Quality, Evidence-Based Patient Care COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new national survey of more than 1,000 registered nurses suggests that serious barriers – including resistance from nursing leaders – prevent nurses from implementing evidence-based practices that improve patient outcomes. When survey […]