Alcohol and tobacco consumption: what is the role of economic security? - Bentley R, Baker E, Martino E, Li Y, Mason K.
AIMS: To understand better the longstanding inequalities concerning alcohol and tobacco use, we aimed to quantify the effect of household economic security on alcohol and tobacco consumption and expenditure. DESIGN: Longitudinal analysis using da... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Energy expenditure and muscular recruitment patterns of riding a novel electrically powered skateboard - Robinson AJ, Carter RP, Browne JD, Hu J, Arnold MT, Baum JT, Neufeld EV, Dolezal BA.
Analysis of metabolic gas exchange and muscular output measures have enabled researchers to index activity intensity and energy expenditure for a myriad of exercises. However, there is no current research that investigates the physiological demands of ri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

India's healthcare sector is in ICU, time for the FM to write it a big fat cheque
At 4%, India ’s total healthcare expenditure as a % of GDP is amongst the lowest globally and even less than few of our South Asian neighbors. This includes the government's expenditure on public healthcare which constitutes less than 1% of GDP or nearly 25% of India’s total spending. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How effective are drainage systems in mitigating flood losses? - Sohn W, Brody SD, Kim JH, Li MH.
The impacts of flooding can be devastating. Huge financial burden often follows major storm events to recover from structural damage. Well-designed drainage systems allow for effective discharge of stormwater, reducing property losses and expenditures on r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Objective environmental exposures correlate differently with recreational and transportation walking: a cross-sectional national study in the Netherlands - Wang Z, Ettema D, Helbich M.
Background Walking is a good and simple way to increase people's energy expenditure, but there is limited evidence whether the neighborhood environment correlates differently with recreational and transportation walking. AimTo investigate how recreation... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Uganda: Covid-19 - Govt Spending Drops By Shs2.3 Trillion
[Monitor] The government expenditure in the first four months of the Financial Year 2020/21 has dropped from Shs5.8 trillion to about Shs3.5 trillion on account of dwindling revenue collections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Contemporary feminist imaginings of the refuge-space: implications for Black and 'minority ethnic', migrant survivors in the UK - Bridge M.
Since 2010, cuts to social expenditure as part of the UK government's programme of austerity, along with a localism agenda, have resulted in the closure of many refuges for those fleeing domestic abuse, particularly those dedicated to serving Black and 'mi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The World in 2021
By Isabel OrtizNEW YORK, Dec 22 2020 (IPS) The year 2020 is ending with the world caught up in an unprecedented human and economic crisis. The pandemic has contaminated 75 million people and killed 1.7 million. With the lockdowns, the global economy has suffered the worst recession in 75 years, causing the loss of income for millions of people. In such a bleak environment, what will the new year bring? Whilst uncertainty is the only certainty, eight points are likely to be key in the year ahead: Isabel Ortiz1. A gradual but uneven recovery With the deployment of vaccines and public support, high-income countries will be o...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Isabel Ortiz Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Business Research and Development : 2018
The detailed statistical tables in this report present data on domestic and global research and development expenditures and the R&D workforce of for-profit, nonfarm businesses with 10 or more paid employees operating in the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. These data were collected by the Business Research and Development Survey ( BRDS ) and its predecessor, the Business R&D and Innovation Survey ( BRDIS ) , conducted annually by the Census Bureau for the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics within the National Science Foundation. These data are used by government agencies, corporatio...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - December 16, 2020 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Measured vs predicted energy expenditure in mechanically ventilated adults with acute, traumatic spinal cord injuries - Pelekhaty SL, Ramirez CL, Massetti JM, Gaetani D, Riggin K, Schwartzbauer G, Stein DM.
BACKGROUND: Research regarding the impact of acute spinal cord injury (aSCI) on energy expenditure is limited. Patients with aSCI are prone to complications of both over- and under-feeding, making appropriate nutrition support pivotal to patient care. The ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

CMS Office of the Actuary Releases 2019 National Health Expenditures
The Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a report detailing national healthcare spending in 2019. Report shows total national healthcare spending in 2019 grew 4.6%, breaks down several types of spending data, including health insurance spending, hospital spending, retail prescription drug spending, and government spending. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - December 16, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Reduce Military Spending – the Much-Needed Response to Violence Against Women
The United Nations is conducting a 16-day social media campaign from 25 November to 9 December for its 2020 Campaign: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. The 16 Days of Activism is a worldwide campaign calling for the elimination of all forms of gender-based violence (GBV). Credit: International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) By Maria Victoria (Mavic) Cabrera BallezaNEW YORK, Dec 10 2020 (IPS) The COVID-19 pandemic is NOT the biggest pandemic the world confronts at the moment, despite over 69 million cases and 1.5 million deaths worldwide.1 If it’s not COVID, what is it then? It is violence again...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Maria Victoria Mavic Cabrera Balleza Tags: Civil Society Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Reps Slash FCT Budget to N199.240bn From N278.35bn
[Vanguard] Abuja -- The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved for expenditure the N199.240 billion revised 2020 statutory Appropriation Act (budget) of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, after considering and adopting the report of the House Committee on FCT. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Latest statistics on smoking
NHS Digital has published new statistics on smoking in England, including the latest data on smoking related ill-health, smoking related deaths, prescription items to help people to stop smoking and the expenditure and affordability of tobacco. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 9, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Urgently Needed Deficit Financing No Excuse for More Fiscal Abuse
By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis ChowdhuryKUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Dec 8 2020 (IPS) Fiscal and monetary measures needed to fight the economic downturn, largely due to COVID-19 policy responses, require more government accountability and discipline to minimise abuse. Such measures should ensure relief for the vulnerable, prevent recessions from becoming depressions, and restore progress. Jomo Kwame SundaramThey should help the most helpless, especially in the informal sector and casual employment. Efforts should also seek to accelerate structural transformation towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Progress was ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Here's a breakdown of Gov. Kate Brown's proposed health care budget cuts and expenditures
Gov. Kate Brown's proposed budget represents a significant increase in health care spending while tackling disparities. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program: Specialty Care Models to Improve Quality of Care and Reduce Expenditures; Correction
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services making technical and typographical corrections to theSeptember 29, 2020 final rule. Corrections are effective December 2, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - December 2, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Drug attenuates weight gain in animals fed a high-fat diet
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Medication originally developed to kill bacteria displayed the capacity to increase cell energy expenditure in tests with mice. Researchers are testing compounds with a similar structure that could give rise to novel approaches to the treatment of obesity (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Western Cape Finance and Economic Opportunities Releases Procurement Disclosure Report On Covid-19 Spending
[Govt of SA] We are pleased to publish the fifth edition of the Procurement Disclosure Report by Provincial Treasury. This edition of the Procurement Disclosure Report confirms that to date R1.7 billion has been committed towards Covid-19 related expenditure across departments and public entities in 2020/21 financial year in the Western Cape. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mental health surge model, The Strategy Unit
The Strategy Unit has produced a model to help local services plan their response to the impact of the pandemic on the nation's mental health. Using this model, they estimate that there will be around 11% more new referrals to mental health services, each year for the next three years; and associated costs amount to an extra £ 1 billion a year. This is around 8% of annual NHS expenditure on mental health services. Includes a web-based interactive version of the model. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program: Specialty Care Models to Improve Quality of Care and Reduce Expenditures; Correction
Pre-publication notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services making technical and typographical corrections to theSeptember 29, 2020 final rule. Corrections are effective upon publication in the Federal Register, which is scheduled for December 2, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - December 1, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

UN Special Session on COVID-19 Must Recognize Right to Health & Access to Vaccines
A healthcare worker at a testing facility collects samples for the coronavirus at Mimar Sinan State Hospital, Buyukcekmece district in Istanbul, Turkey. Credit: UNDP Turkey/Levent KuluBy Riccardo PetrellaBRUSSELS, Nov 30 2020 (IPS) The holding of this Special Session (the 37th in the history of the UN) is of considerable importance. It is a unique opportunity to define and implement joint actions at the global level to fight the pandemic in order to ensure the right to life and health for all the inhabitants of the Earth. As the President of the UN General Assembly wrote in his letter of convocation: “Let us not forg...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Riccardo Petrella Tags: Development & Aid Education Featured Global Globalisation Headlines Health Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

HHS: Federal Financial Participation in State Assistance Expenditures; Federal Matching Shares for Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program, and Aid to Needy Aged, Blind, or Disabled Persons for October 1, 2021 Through September 30, 2022
Notice from the Department of Health and Human Services releasing the Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (FMAP) rates for the period of October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022. The rates are used to determine the amount of Federal matching for state Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF) Contingency Funds, and Enhanced Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (eFMAP) rates for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) expenditures, among other federal assistance programs. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 30, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

A look at India's public healthcare system
Health is a state subject. India ’s public healthcare system services are largely free, or delivered at nominal charges. Out-of-pocket expenditure is high. Slack in state support is picked up by the private sector. Overall, health infrastructure is not what it should be for a country that is home to more than 17% of the world’s population... (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To helmet or not to helmet: a global perspective on the bicycle compulsory protective helmet law - Baruch K, Efrati Y, Abu-Kishk I.
OBJECTIVE: Child injury from bike accidents is a significant component of morbidity, mortality, and health expenditure in many countries. Universal use of bicycle helmets by children could prevent between 135 and 155 deaths, and between 39,000 and 45,000 h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Cycles of violence in England and Wales: the contribution of childhood abuse to risk of violence revictimisation in adulthood - Butler N, Quigg Z, Bellis MA.
BACKGROUND: Interpersonal violence is a leading cause of death and disability globally, has immediate and long-term impacts on individuals' health and wellbeing, and impacts global health care expenditures and national economies. A public health approach t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

FFRDC Research and Development Expenditures : Fiscal Year 2019
These tables provide data on R&D expenditures for federally funded research and development centers ( FFRDCs ) . Expenditures data are displayed for individually named FFRDCs, by source of funding, and type of R&D. Data are from the FY 2019 FFRDC Research and Development Survey, by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics within the National Science Foundation. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - November 19, 2020 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Uganda: Double Tragedy Facing Economy - Covid-19 and Elections
[Monitor] Although it is difficult to establish how much money those vying for political positions in the country spend on electioneering, the economy usually takes a beating from extravagant election expenditure. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Stimulus Package Update: Politicians Still Can ’ t Agree On Type Of Aid Or How Much To Spend
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Business Consumer Economy News Mitch McConnell Nancy Pelosi Norm Elrod Stimulus Check Stimulus Package Source Type: news

Stimulus Package Update: Politicians Still Can ’ t Agree On Type Of Aid Or How Much To Spend
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Business Consumer Economy News Mitch McConnell Nancy Pelosi Norm Elrod Stimulus Check Stimulus Package Source Type: news

Factors associated with energy expenditure and energy balance in acute sport-related concussion - Walton SR, Kranz S, Malin SK, Broshek DK, Hertel J, Resch JE.
CONTEXT: Sport-related concussion (SRC) is characterized by a pathological neurometabolic cascade that results in an increased intracranial energy demand with decreased energy supply. Little is known about the whole-body energy-related effects of SRC. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

South Africa: Gauteng Icu Field Hospitals - Suspensions, Shenanigans and Unanswered Questions
[Daily Maverick] Last week the Gauteng Treasury released its third Covid-19 Expenditure Disclosure report covering the month of September 2020. The report records a total expenditure of R123,139,439 a figure significantly down on previous months. But while the costs are down, the red flags are up. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Wasteful, Irregular, Dangerous and Probably Corrupt - Gauteng's Covid-19 Splurge Continues, This Time in Schools
[Daily Maverick] Up to now the feeding frenzy of Covid-19 corruption in Gauteng has focused on the Department of Health. But the third Gauteng Expenditure Disclosure report, published last week, suggests that officials in the Department of Basic Education might also have got in on the act. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Western Cape Treasury On Covid-19 Procurement Disclosure Report
[Govt of SA] We are pleased to publish the fourth edition of the Procurement Disclosure Report by Provincial Treasury. This edition of the Procurement Disclosure Report confirms that to date R1.59 billion has been committed towards Covid-19 related expenditure across departments and public entities in 2020/21 financial year in the Western Cape. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

State Government R & D Expenditures Decline 4 % in FY 2019 ; Health-Related R & D Declines 2 %
State government agency expenditures for research and development totaled $ 2.4 billion in FY 2019, down from $ 2.5 billion in FY 2018. Health-related R&D expenditures, despite a nearly 2 % decline from last year, continue to constitute the largest share ( 45 % ) of all state government agencies ’ R&D, with $ 1.1 billion in expenditures in FY 2019. This InfoBrief presents summary statistics from the FY 2019 Survey of State Government Research and Development, sponsored by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics ( NCSES ) within the National Science Foundation. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - October 26, 2020 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Survey of State Government Research and Development : FY 2019
The 21 data tables in this report present FY 2019 and time series data for the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Data are available on total R&D expenditures, intramural and extramural performers, source of funds, and R&D by governmental function by state and department or agency. These data were collected by the Survey of State Government Research and Development, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics within the National Science Foundation. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - October 26, 2020 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

India ’s R & D expenditure is expected to double: Report
In the report titled “Reimagine the future- Life sciences perspective”, JLL has said that the country is looking at a great opportunity to ramp up investments and collaborate with global players in the Pharma& Biotech domain to cater to global needs. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Budget will not be a constraint on the rollout of Covid-19 vaccine: Expenditure Secretary TV Somanathan
Expenditure secy says health ministry will take a call on who gets it on priority and the costs (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Namibia: International Reserves Decline Due to Covid-19 Expenditure
[New Era] Namibia's stock of international reserves held by the Bank of Namibia (BoN) decreased both on an annual and quarterly basis at the end of the second quarter of 2020. The stock of international reserves declined by 3.7% quarter-on-quarter and 5% year-on-year to N$31.8 billion, which the central bank said is still adequate to sustain the currency peg between the Namibia dollar and the South African rand. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Enhanced Social Protection an Opportunity Asia Pacific Must Grasp
By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana and Chihoko Asada MiyakawaBANGKOK, Thailand, Oct 20 2020 (IPS) In the fight against COVID-19, success has so far been defined by responses in Asia and the Pacific. Many countries in our region have been hailed as reference points in containing the virus. Yet if the region is to build back better, the success of immediate responses should not distract from the weaknesses COVID-19 has laid bare. Too many people in our region are left to fend for themselves in times of need. This pandemic was no exception. Comprehensive social protection systems could right this wrong. Building these systems must...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana and Chihoko Asada Miyakawa Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

What Developing Countries Can Teach Us About How To Respond To a Pandemic
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post What Developing Countries Can Teach Us About How To Respond To a Pandemic appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Is the IMF Encouraging World Financial Leaders to Walk Blindly Towards More Austerity?
By Isabel Ortiz and Richard JollyNEW YORK and SUSSEX, Oct 16 2020 (IPS) This week the world’s Ministers of Finance and Central Bank Governors meet virtually at the 2020 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank and decide on the fate of the world. This year’s gathering is particularly important, given that the world is confronting an unprecedented crisis. Governments are struggling to finance emergency care and urgent socioeconomic support to cope with the COVID19 pandemic. Isabel Ortiz While these short-term expenditures are necessary, countries need more than intensive care units,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Isabel Ortiz and Richard Jolly Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

UCLA draws record $1.4 billion in research funding
UCLA attracted record support for its wide-ranging research in the 2019 –20 fiscal year, receiving $1.427 billion in research funding.2020 is the third consecutive year that the university has topped its previous best. Research support has grown by 38% since 2015. UCLA now ranks sixth among all universities in total research expenditures.“This is a tribute to the great work being done across disciplines at UCLA,” said Roger Wakimoto, vice chancellor for research. “These funds help bring about major breakthroughs in medical science, advance knowledge in numerous other disciplines, strengthen our teac...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 12, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Businessman BR Shetty seeks India probe of NMC, Finablr ex-CEOs over $6 bln scandal
Several companies linked to Shetty, including top United Arab Emirates hospital operator NMC Health PLC and payments firm Finablr PLC, have come under severe financial strain this year after short-seller Muddy Waters questioned NMC's financials. At issue, Muddy Waters said, were questions about NMC's asset purchase prices and capital expenditures, which it said were both inflated. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Communicable diseases (including CoViD-19)-induced global depression: caused by inadequate healthcare expenditures, population density, and mass panic - Anser MK, Yousaf Z, Khan MA, Sheikh AZ, Nassani AA, Abro MMQ, Zaman K.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading at an enormous rate and has caused deaths beyond expectations due to a variety of reasons. These include: (i) inadequate healthcare spending causing, for instance, a shortage of protective equipment, testing swabs, masks... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Deaths and years of potential life lost from excessive alcohol use - United States, 2011-2015 - Esser MB, Sherk A, Liu Y, Naimi TS, Stockwell T, Stahre M, Kanny D, Landen M, Saitz R, Brewer RD.
Excessive alcohol use is a leading cause of preventable death in the United States (1) and costs associated with it, such as those from losses in workplace productivity, health care expenditures, and criminal justice, were $249 billion in 2010 (2). CDC use... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A systematic review of statistical models and outcomes of predicting fatal and serious injury crashes from driver crash and offense history data - Slikboer R, Muir SD, Silva SSM, Meyer D.
BACKGROUND: Expenditure on driver-related behavioral interventions and road use policy is often justified by their impact on the frequency of fatal and serious injury crashes. Given the rarity of fatal and serious injury crashes, offense history, and crash... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Burden of catastrophic healthcare expenditure in sub-Saharan Africa
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - September 30, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program: Specialty Care Models to Improve Quality of Care and Reduce Expenditures
Notice of a final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services implementing two new mandatory Medicare payment models: the Radiation Oncology Model (RO Model) and the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Treatment Choices Model (ETC Model). The RO Model will test whether prospective episode payments to hospital outpatient departments and freestanding radiation therapy centers for radiation therapy episodes of care preserves or enhances the quality of care furnished to Medicare beneficiaries while reducing Medicare program spending. The ETC Model adjusts Medicare payments on certain dialysis and dialysis-related claim...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 29, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

ACA reduced out-of-pocket health costs for families with kids, but they still need help
FINDINGSThe percentage of low- and middle-income families with children that had burdensome out-of-pockethealth care costs fell following the 2014 implementation of thehealthinsurancemarketplaces and Medicaidexpansion provisions of the Affordable Care Act,known widelyas Obamacare, according to a new study by Lauren Wisk, an assistant professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and colleagues.Before the ACA, the study shows,35.6% of the lowest-income families experienced burdensome costs, but this fell to 23.7% post-ACA. For low-income families,the proportion fell from 24.6% to 17.3%, and for middle-income fam...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 28, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news