How the health care industry is addressing the hidden costs of patient travel and wait times

Sitting in a waiting room to see the doctor after fighting traffic is more than just inconvenient and time-consuming. It ’s also quite costly: as much as $89 billion per year. That’s the average annual economic cost of the time spent traveling and waiting to obtain health care services based on the average hourly wage for an individual, according to a research brief by Altarum, using data from the American Time Use Survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Time spent on travel and waiting…
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ConclusionsCompressed sensing reduced the acquisition time of conventional MR imaging of the ankle by 20% without decreasing diagnostic image quality, SNR and CNR.
Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Hilary Nickols, MD, PhDFrom time to time, I feature neuropathologists who exhibit talents beyond the strict confines of neuropathology. For example, I recently features the inimitableMark Cohen and his prodigious classical guitar skills. I discovered another neuropathologist/artist during the recent annual meeting of the American Association of Neuropathologists: Hilary Nickols, MD, PhD, of Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Nickols shared with me her detailed drawing of a craniotomy surgical field which she recently witnessed during a visit to the operating room.The scene in the operating room, including ...
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Conclusion. This kind of procedure should be kept in the therapeutic armament in the current setting of costly targeted systemic treatments of spondyloarthritis. However, definition of a clear position in the treatment strategy needs further well conducted studies.
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ConclusionsPamidronate is a safe and efficient method of CRMO therapy, particularly in cases refractory to NSAIDs treatment. Treatment with pamidronate provides both symptomatic relief as well as normalisation of bone morphology.
Source: Joint Bone Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 June 2019Source: Joint Bone SpineAuthor(s): Pierre Letellier, Florian Bailly, Marina Assadourian, Antoine Potel, Violaine Foltz, Sophia Ascione, Laetitia Morardet, Myrianne Le Ralle, Bruno Fautrel, Arnaud Dupeyron, Nada Ibrahim-Nasser, Isabelle Griffoul-Espitalier, Bernard Duplan, Johann Beaudreuil, Laure Gossec
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Inducing seizures with cortical stimulation accurately identifies the target area for resection and significantly reduces hospital stays, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News
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Cochlear Limited has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA OKs new MRI-conditional cochlear implant
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Pfizer has agreed to buy Array Biopharma in a $10.64 billion cash deal.
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As researchers continue to hunt for ways to treat or prevent Alzheimer ’s disease, one study has shown promise in slowing the progression of the disease.
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The company started with fewer than 20 employees in 2017.
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