U.S. healthcare spending rose slightly in 2018

Total healthcare spending in the U.S. increased 4.6% to reach $3.649 trillion...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI predicts future healthcare costs using chest x-rays How Medicare's final rule for 2020 will affect radiologists JAMA: 25% of U.S. healthcare spending is waste High prices drive healthcare spending in the U.S. U.S. healthcare spending growth slows in 2017
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By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH “[Employers’] top priority is getting their employees and their family members the appropriate care, but there are a lot of unknowns about how this is going to impact their actual total cost of care…” As Covid-19 testing and treatment rise in U.S., many people — and their employers — may be starting to wonder: who is going to pay for this? How much is this going to cost? Castlight Health’s CEO, Maeve O’Meara, talks to us about all-things healthcare cost, coverage and benefits administration, drawing from her position leading a company ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: COVID-19 Health Policy Jessica DaMassa WTF Health Castlight Health Source Type: blogs
A computer-aided detection (CAD) software application developed with deep-learning...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: JLK expands access to AI-based TB screening tool AI may help improve sensitivity of ED chest x-ray reads Are studies on AI for tuberculosis really valid? SIIM: AI can detect, classify TB on chest x-rays AI outperforms physicians for interpreting chest x-rays
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XRAIT tool finds more broken bones than X-Rays or CT scans of this population.
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Osteoporosis X-Ray Source Type: news
AbstractIntroductionResults of iterative ACL reconstructions are lower than after primary reconstructions. Our aim was to report the results of a retrospective series of revision using pedicled quadruple hamstring autograft. The hypothesis was that the results were satisfactory and comparable to the literature.MethodsThe study period was from January 2012 to December 2014. Fourteen patients (average age 26) were included. A fascia lata graft was used 12 times for primary reconstruction. Trauma was the cause of failure 12 times. The time interval between primary reconstruction and revision was 6.2  years. Preoperative ...
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
In conclusion, residents residing <500 m from mine dumps had elevated adverse respiratory health effects.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
This study, in the same high-tier journal, claims that the sensitivity of CT is 98% vs a sensitivity of 70% for viral PCR. They say: “Our results support the use of chest CT for screening for COVD-19** for patients with clinical and epidemiologic features compatible with COVID-19 infection particularly when RT-PCR testing is negative.” With a statement as strong as that, surely they are saying that they have evidence that CT can be applied broadly? They even mention patients with epidemiological features of infection … that is to say, folks who have been exposed but don’t have symptoms. He...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Artificial Intelligence COVID-19 Health Tech Physicians Research CT Luke Oakden-Rayner Radiology Source Type: blogs
At Bessy II, a synchrotron radiation facility in Berlin, scientists use X-rays to study the structure of SARS-CoV-2.
Source: The Scientist - Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news
Abstract Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to machines or software that process information and interact with the world as understanding beings. Examples of AI in medicine include the automated reading of chest X-rays and the detection of heart dysrhythmias from wearables. A key promise of AI is its potential to apply logical reasoning at the scale of data too vast for the human mind to comprehend. This scaling up of logical reasoning may allow clinicians to bring the entire breadth of current medical knowledge to bear on each patient in real time. It may also unearth otherwise unreachable knowledge in the attem...
Source: Journal of Medical Toxicology - Category: Toxicology Authors: Tags: J Med Toxicol Source Type: research
Three-dimensional printing - assisted planning for complete and safe resection of retroperitoneal tumor. J Xray Sci Technol. 2020 Mar 18;: Authors: Sun G, Ding B, Yu G, Chen L, Wang Z, Wang S, Chen X Abstract BACKGROUND: Surgery is usually recommended to treat retroperitoneal tumors. However, complete surgical resections often remain challenging. OBJECTIVE: To assess the assistant role of three-dimensional (3D) imaging and printing model in retroperitoneal tumor resection, as well as compare the difference between 3D printing and computed tomography (CT) in preoperative planning and confidence...
Source: Journal of X-Ray Science and Technology - Category: Radiology Tags: J Xray Sci Technol Source Type: research
As we try to predict what will happen here in the US with COVID-19, it’s natural to look at the experience in China, where the epidemic began. In a study published in the journal Pediatrics, we learn about how the pandemic affected children. What this study tells us The study looked at information about 2,143 children with COVID-19 infections that were reported to China’s Centers for Disease Control from January 16 to February 8 of this year. Of the infections, about a third were confirmed with a laboratory test for COVID-19. The others were diagnosed based on symptoms and the results of other tests, such as x-...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Adolescent health Children's Health Infectious diseases Parenting Prevention Source Type: blogs
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