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FFRDC Research and Development Expenditures: Fiscal Year 2016
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 2016 FFRDC Research and Development Survey, conducted 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 - February 21, 2018 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Nonstatin drug use increases by 124% in U.S.; related expenditures triple
Despite the weak evidence of benefit from non-statin use, in 2012-2013 nearly 8 million adults reported using nonstatin drugs — often paid for out of pocket. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Using telehealth to implement cognitive-behavioral therapy - Dent L, Peters A, Kerr PL, Mochari-Greenberger H, Pande RL.
Behavioral health issues are common among patients with comorbid medical conditions but often go unrecognized or untreated, resulting in worse clinical outcomes and avoidable medical expenditures. This column describes an innovative telehealth solution tha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

March 2018 Issue of < I > AJPH < /I > : Work as a Social Determinant of Health
The March 2018 issue ofAJPH showcases articles on health inequities, preventing violence against sex workers, public health education, and the effects of household medical expenditures on income inequality. Articles may require a subscription to view. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

National Health Expenditure Projections 2017-2026 Forecast Summary
Under current law, national health spending is projected to grow at an average rate of 5.5 percent per year for 2017-26 and to reach $5.7 trillion by 2026. While this projected average annual growth rate is more modest than that of 7.3 percent observed over the longer-term history prior to the recession (1990-2007), it is more rapid than has been experienced 2008-16 (4.2 percent). (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why Rock Climbing May Be the Ultimate Full-Body Workout
The muscles in your hips and torso strain to hold your lower half against the wall. You arch backward and extend one hand up to clasp the next hold—your thighs and calves burning with the effort of holding you steady and in balance. A moment later, when the tips of your fingers have secured their grip, there’s a wholesale shift in the muscles you call on to maintain your safe purchase on the climbing wall. Exercise is all about engaging your muscles—from your heart to your biceps and quads—and asking those muscles to perform work. And when it comes to activating and training a diverse range of muscl...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime Source Type: news

Expenditures Rising for Treating Obesity - Related Illness in U.S.
Proportion of medical expenditures for obesity - related illness varies widely by state (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Schools forced to cut teachers ’ and teaching assistants’ posts to make ends meet
Real-terms cuts to school funding since 2015 have led to a big reduction in the number of secondary teachers, teaching assistants and support staff in England, says research published today (Wednesday) by the School Cuts alliance of education unions. Schools have been doing all they can to shield their pupils from the damage caused by £2.8 billion being cut from school budgets since 2015, but the lack of investment is really biting. These cuts are now undeniably affecting front-line teaching. The latest School Cuts research – drawn solely from Government figures – shows that staff numbers in secondary sch...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Siobhan Cooley Tags: Article cuts education schools Source Type: news

AYUSH Ministry allocation in Budget increased by 13 per cent
The total expenditure on central sector schemes and projects carried out by the ministry has been estimated at Rs 71.36 crore. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Traumatic brain injury: classification, models and markers - Najem D, Rennie K, Ribecco M, Ly D, Haukenfrers J, Liu Q, Nzau M, Fraser D, Bani M.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Due to its high incidence rate and often long-term sequelae, TBI contributes significantly to increasing costs of medicare expenditures annually. Unfortunately, advances ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Allocate more funds, increase expenditure: Health experts
The government had said it would increase spending on health from 1.15 per cent to 2.5 per cent of the GDP by 2025, Poonam Muttreja, the executive director of the Population Foundation of India, said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Arizona bioscience firm is going back to the public markets to raise $35M
HTG Molecular Diagnostics Inc. (Nasdaq: HTGM) plans to sell 12.1 million shares of its common stock in an effort to raise $35.1 million. Plans call for using the funds for working capital and general corporate purposes, which could include capital expenditures, research and development, sales and marketing and general and administrative expenses. HTG offers a molecular profiling platform to analyze thousands of genes at a time. T he Tucson-based bioscience company filed its initial public offering… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

This Arizona bioscience firm is going back to the public markets to raise $35M
HTG Molecular Diagnostics Inc. (Nasdaq: HTGM) plans to sell 12.1 million shares of its common stock in an effort to raise $35.1 million. Plans call for using the funds for working capital and general corporate purposes, which could include capital expenditures, research and development, sales and marketing and general and administrative expenses. HTG offers a molecular profiling platform to analyze thousands of genes at a time. T he Tucson-based bioscience company filed its initial public offering… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

PPPs Likely to Undermine Public Health Commitments
Capacity-building support for developing countries to safeguard the public interest in terms of public health and especially, to ensure that no one is left behind, is essential. Credit: IPSBy Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR , Jan 17 2018 (IPS)The United Nations Agenda 2030 for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is being touted in financial circles as offering huge investment opportunities requiring trillions of dollars. In 67 low- and middle-income countries, achieving SDG 3 — healthy lives and well-being for all, at all ages — is estimated to require new investments increasi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Annual Asthma-Related Expenditures in U.S. Exceed $80 Billion (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Asthma responsible for 8.7 million lost workdays, CDC report finds (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - January 14, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Office Manager - London, UK
Specifications:  Full TimeSalary: CompetitiveLocation: LondonApplication Closing Date: 31st January 2018 Cochrane is a global, independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, responding to the challenge of making vast amounts of research evidence useful for informing decisions about health. We do this by synthesizing research findings to produce the best available evidence on what can work, what might harm and where more research is needed. Our work is recognised as the international gold standard for high quality, trusted information.This role is an exciting opportunity to use ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

CMS announces new payment model to improve quality, coordination, and cost-effectiveness for both inpatient and outpatient care
The CMS Innovation Center has announced the launch of a new voluntary bundled payment model called Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced). Under this bundled payment model, participants can earn additional payment if all expenditures for a beneficiary's episode of care are under a spending target that factors in quality. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Innovation, Sustainability, Prosperity: Japan ’s Healthcare Vision
In 2015, the Japanese government appointed an advisory panel of young experts to lay out its vision of healthcare in the country for 2035. This vision is a healthcare system that delivers unrivalled health outcomes, provides secure and responsive care for all in society, is sustainable, and contributes to prosperity in the nation and around the world.Yet, how achievable is this ideal, and how does the government plan to realize its vision? What is clear is that it will require a paradigm shift – a move from quantity to quality of care and from inputs to value, on care rather than cure, on autonomy over regulation, on...
Source: EyeForPharma - January 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Reimbursement: What Does the Future Look Like?
  January is an excellent time to take a step back and ponder our future. What issues will be challenging our leadership this year? What trends have surfaced that require our attention? We’ll start the conversation with reimbursement. Year after year, it tops the list as we continue to see revenue erosion and rising expenses. In most states, reimbursement alone is inadequate to keep pace with our increasing costs. In addition, Medicare seems to always be looking for ways to reduce our payments. Due to the Affordable Care Act, the number of people covered by Medicaid, typically a poor payer (i.e., low levels of r...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Vincent D. Robbins, FACHE, FCEMSE Tags: Columns Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Glaucoma and quality of life: fall and driving risk - Montana CL, Bhorade AM.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Numerous population-based studies suggest that glaucoma is an independent risk factor for falling and motor vehicle collisions, particularly for older adults. These adverse events lead to increased healthcare expenditures and decreased q... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Does spending matters? Re-looking into various covariates associated with Out of Pocket Expenditure (OOPE) and catastrophic spending on accidental injury from NSSO 71st round data - Pradhan J, Dwivedi R, Pati S, Rout SK.
BACKGROUND: Accidental Injury is a traumatic event which not only influences physical, psychological, and social wellbeing of the households but also exerts extensive financial burden on them. Despite the devastating economic burden of injuries, in India, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Increased Medicare Expenditure on PCI Improves AMI Outcomes Increased Medicare Expenditure on PCI Improves AMI Outcomes
In a study of Medicare expenditure from 1999 to 2014, increased overall healthcare spending did not improve 180-day mortality rates after AMI, but greater use of PCI was associated improved 6-month survival.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

How has U.S. spending on healthcare changed over time?
This chart collection explores recently released National Health Expenditure (NHE) data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. These data offer insight into changes in health spending over time as well as the driving forces behind spending growth. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Community Benefit Insight
A comprehensive, searchable tool for community benefit data, enabling local organizations to assess how hospital resources are allocated. The tool includes community benefit expenditures as reported by tax-exempt hospitals from all fifty states and the District of Columbia. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Higher Budget Still Falls Short On Health Care Goals
[The Herald] Set against the context of acute shortage of materials, medicine and manpower, a health budget of $486 million may not be enough to put the country's health services in a position to deliver quality service to most of its patients. Even though, this allocation announced in the 2017-2018 estimates of expenditure, still represents a significant amount compared to what other line ministries got. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

iHRIS Data Result in Savings for Kenya ’s Kilifi County Health Sector
December 15, 2017The county is now saving over $150,000  per year, thanks to data discrepanciesrevealed by  iHRIS.In Kenya, the health workforce data provided through the integrated human resources information system (iHRIS) is turning fortunes around.When Kenya decentralized its health system management from one national hub to 47 individual county governments in 2013, young county departments of health found themselves struggling. They needed to identify, track, and monitor their workforces while facing looming staff shortages, labor disputes, and high recurrent expenditures in the form of salaries and allowanc...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Lessons from analyzing the medical costs of civilian terror victims: planning resources allocation for a new era of confrontations - Ellenberg E, Taragin MI, Hoffman JR, Cohen O, Luft-Afik D, Bar-On Z, Ostfeld I.
Policy Points: Across the globe, the threat from terrorist attacks is rising, which requires a careful assessment of long-term medical support. We found 3 major sources of costs: hospital expenditures, mental health services dedicated to acute stress react... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

State Government R & D Expenditures Increase 3.1% in FY 2016
State government agency expenditures for research and development totaled $2.3 billion in FY 2016, an increase of 3.1% from FY 2015. Five state governments (California, New York, Texas, Florida, and Ohio) accounted for 64% of all state government R&D in FY 2016. This InfoBrief presents summary statistics from the FY 2016 Survey of State Government Research and Development, sponsored by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, National Science Foundation. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - December 13, 2017 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Survey of State Government Research and Development: FY 2016
The 21 tables in this report present FY 2016 and time series data for the 50 states and the District of Columbia 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 - December 13, 2017 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Carolinas HealthCare ’s 2018 budget includes $971M in projects
Carolinas HealthCare System is eyeing $971 million in capital expenditures across its footprint in 2018. That breaks down to 9.5% of its projected net operating revenue next year. In Charlotte, that includes a $130 million investment in the Levine Cancer Institute, $115 million tied to modernization of Carolinas HealthCare NorthEast as well as expansion of its freestanding emergency department in St eele Creek and adding an urgent care in center city.   Additional funds will be used for medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

Carolinas HealthCare ’s 2018 budget includes $971M in projects
Carolinas HealthCare System is eyeing $971 million in capital expenditures across its footprint in 2018. That breaks down to 9.5% of its projected net operating revenue next year. In Charlotte, that includes a $130 million investment in the Levine Cancer Institute, $115 million tied to modernization of Carolinas HealthCare NorthEast as well as expansion of its freestanding emergency department in St eele Creek and adding an urgent care in center city.   Additional funds will be used for medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

NHE Data: Medicine spending grew just 1.3 percent in 2016
According to new data from the National Health Expenditures (NHE), retail medicine spendinggrew just 1.3 percent in 2016, down from 9 percent in 2015. To put that in context, total spending for hospitals grew more than 3.5 times that amount. This data, recently published inHealth Affairs, reaffirms how our nation ’s competitive marketplace for medicines controls costs while supporting the development of new treatments and cures. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - December 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: drug cost out of pocket costs Source Type: news

For Freedom from Poverty, Universal Health Coverage Is a Must
Nearly one million Kenyans are pushed below the poverty line and remain poor as a result of healthcare expenses. Credit: Paul NevinBy Siddharth Chatterjee and Dr Githinji GitahiNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 12 2017 (IPS)Today is 12 December 2017 is an auspicious day, as it marks Kenya’s independence from colonial rule in 1963. Today is also Universal Health Coverage Day. It is the anniversary of the first unanimous United Nations resolution calling for countries to provide affordable, quality health care to every person, everywhere. In Kenya illness can mean financial ruin.Every day families are forced to sell their assets, re...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee and Githinji Gitahi Tags: Africa Aid Headlines Health Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Universal Health Coverage Day: ensuring the right to health, leaving no one behind
13 December 2017, Cairo ‒ At least 3.5 billion people, or half of the world’s population, cannot obtain essential health services and each year, larger numbers of households are being pushed into poverty because they have to pay for health care out of their own pockets a new report from the World Health Organization and World Bank has revealed. The release of the report coincides with Universal Health Coverage Day, commemorated each 12 December, which is the anniversary of the first unanimous United Nations resolution calling for countries to provide affordable, quality health care to every person, everywhere with...
Source: WHO EMRO News - December 11, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Eritrea:ENT Diagnostic and Operation Centre Inaugurates
[Shabait] Asmara -Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Diagnostic and Operation centre constructed at an expenditure of over 15 million Nakfa within the premises of Orotta Referral Medical Hospital was inaugurated last Wednesday. The project was implemented in cooperation with the Government of Eritrea and the German MEDCARE Association. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Paradoxical escape responses by narwhals (Monodon monoceros)
Until recent declines in Arctic sea ice levels, narwhals (Monodon monoceros) have lived in relative isolation from human perturbation and sustained predation pressures. The resulting naïvety has made this cryptic, deep-diving cetacean highly susceptible to disturbance, although quantifiable effects have been lacking. We deployed a submersible, animal-borne electrocardiograph-accelerometer-depth recorder to monitor physiological and behavioral responses of East Greenland narwhals after release from net entanglement and stranding. Escaping narwhals displayed a paradoxical cardiovascular down-regulation (extreme bradycardia...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Williams, T. M., Blackwell, S. B., Richter, B., Sinding, M.-H. S., Heide-Jorgensen, M. P. Tags: Anatomy, Morphology, Biomechanics, Physiology reports Source Type: news

National Health Expenditure Data
Historical and projected health expenditure data, age and gender estimates, state health expenditures, and spending by sponsor. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CMS Office of the Actuary Releases 2016 National Health Expenditures
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of the Actuary has released a study on overall national health spending. The study includes spending growth trends for private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, prescription drugs, and out-of-pocket consumer costs. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - December 6, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

US provides most development assistance for health, but lags behind others in per person spending
(Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) A new study finds that while the United States consistently has provided more funding for development assistance for health (DAH) than any other country, some high-income European nations have far surpassed the US's assistance in per capita and other expenditure measurements. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

State-Level Trends in Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance, 2012-2016: Chartbook and State Fact Sheets
Chartbook uses data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey-Insurance Component (MEPS-IC) to highlight the experiences of private-sector workers with employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) from 2012 through 2016 at the national level and in the states. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How do health expenditures vary across the population?
This collection of charts and a related brief explore trends in the variation in health spending across the population through an analysis of the 2015 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Observed drug expenditure lower than company estimate
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - December 1, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Universities Report Increased Federal R & D Funding after 4-year Decline; R & D Fields Revised for FY 2016
Federal funding of higher education R&D increased in both current and constant dollars for the first time in 5 years. Between FY 2015 and FY 2016, funding increased 2.5% in current dollars to $38.8 billion (a 1.4% increase when adjusted for inflation). The share of higher education R&D supported by the federal government continues to decline, however. Universities report that since 2011 federally funded expenditures have dropped from 62.5% to 54.0% of total R&D expenditures. These data are from the 2016 Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) Survey by the National Center for Science and Engineering St...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - November 30, 2017 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Consumer Access to Affordable Medicines Is a Public Health Imperative, Says New Report; Government Negotiation of Drug Prices, Prevention of 'Pay-for-Delay' Agreements, and Increased Financial Transparency Among Recommendations
Consumer access to effective and affordable medicines is an imperative for public health, social equity, and economic development, but this need is not being served adequately by the biopharmaceutical sector, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The report offers eight recommendations with 27 actions for their implementation to improve the affordability of prescription drugs without discouraging the development of new and more effective drugs for the future. Over the past several decades, the biopharmaceutical sector in the United States has been successful in developing and...
Source: News from the National Academies - November 30, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Higher Education Research and Development: Fiscal Year 2016
The tables present data for the FY 2016 Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) Survey, from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) within the National Science Foundation. Data are provided on R&D expenditures at higher education institutions across all academic disciplines. Tables include R&D expenditures by institution, R&D field, geographic area, source of funds, type of work (basic research, applied research, and experimental development), cost categories (salaries, software, equipment, and indirect costs), and trends over time. Additionally for FY 2016, the fields of re...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - November 30, 2017 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Research Findings #38: Dental Services: Use, Expenses, Source of Payment, Coverage and Procedure Type, 1996-2015 (November 2017)
This report presents data from the 1996 through 2015 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) describing dental use, expenses, source of payments, coverage and procedure type for the U.S civilian non-institutionalized (community) population. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pavmed files FDA 510(k) for CarpX carpal tunnel device
Pavmed (NSDQ:PAVM) said today it filed a 510(k) application with the FDA for its CarpX minimally invasive device designed to treat carpal tunnel syndrome. The CarpX is a percutaneous device designed to allow the operating physician to relieve compression of the median nerve without a surgical incision. The system combines a balloon catheter with bipolar radio-frequency cutting electrodes and is positioned through guidance with ultrasound, the company said. “I have had the opportunity to use Pavmed’s highly innovative CarpX device in pre-submission testing and am very impressed with its performance. As a bu...
Source: Mass Device - November 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pain Management Regulatory/Compliance Pavmed Source Type: news

How will the Budget 2017 affect people with arthritis?
On 22nd November, the Chancellor Phillip Hammond, announced the Government’s plans for taxation and spending. Our policy, public affairs and campaigns teams have been working hard to increase the Government’s investment into services that will benefit people with arthritis, as well as trying to protect budgets which are at risk of reduction.If you are affected by arthritis, here are the top four topics you need to know about.Science and research– industrial strategyTo meet our ambition of finding new treatments, and eventually a cure, for arthritis, it’s essential that money is invested in the life ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 27, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Examining Oral Health Care Utilization and Expenditures for Low-Income Adults
Brief analyzed dental service use and cost data for non-elderly Medicaid-enrolled adults by a number of individual-, community-, and state-level factors. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news