Medicare Patient Readmit Rates Higher in Proprietary Hospitals

For six major diseases, readmission rates up in for - profit versus government, nonprofit hospitals
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Source: Healthcare Quarterly - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
In the first six months of 2018, 28.5 million Americans were uninsured—20.1 million fewer than 2010, the year the Affordable Care Act was signed into law by then-President Barack Obama, according to data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The distribution of new coverage, however, is uneven, as shown in the data for states that expanded Medicaid coverage compared to those that did not. (Alexandre Tanzi, Bloomberg News)        
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis study suggests that pattern of physical activity can influence its efficacy on muscle and bone health.
Source: Sport Sciences for Health - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeTo examine effects of the peak torque angle (PTA) on the bilateral deficit (BD) index at two low velocities of contraction.MethodsTwenty young men performed right and left knee concentric extension –flexion (1 set, 5 repetitions) unilaterally and bilaterally in an isokinetic dynamometer at 30°/s and 60°/s. The peak torque (PT) from right, left and bilateral tests and their respective PTA were registered. Two BD indexes were determined as the bilateral PT divided by the summation of right a nd left PT (BDI1) and by the summation of left and right torque values found at the bilateral PTA (BDI2). ...
Source: Sport Sciences for Health - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: MMA remains a rare cerebrovascular disease in Europe and requires multidisciplinary care. Epidemiological analysis showed differences with the Asian population, especially the predominance of ischemic forms in adults. PMID: 30447881 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revue Neurologique - Category: Neurology Tags: Rev Neurol (Paris) Source Type: research
According to a recent study, almost one-third of Americans with prediabetes have arthritis. And half of these individuals with both conditions are physically inactive or have obesity.
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news
About 60 percent of older adults with vision problems will fall each year, a study said.
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Democrats will scrutinize the Trump administration's decision not to defend Obamacare in federal court, when Democrats take control of the U.S. House of Representatives next year, a leading Democrat said on Monday.
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The imaging process provides the most time-efficient sequence with the highest lesion detection rate and conspicuity.
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Source: Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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