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Open Medicare data helps uncover potential hidden costs of health care

An interdisciplinary team of Indiana University scientists studying Medicare data have found an association between health care industry payments to medical providers for non-research expenses and what these providers charge ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study quantifies impact of NCI-sponsored trials on clinical cancer care

A new study shows that nearly half of phase 3 cancer clinical trials carried out by the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-sponsored SWOG Cancer Research Network, one of five groups in NCI's National Clinical Trials Network ...

Surgery

More operations are scheduled if doctor is well rested

Researchers at Linköping University have investigated how orthopaedic surgeons make decisions regarding surgery, and how the decisions are related to how much of their work shift they have completed. The results show that ...

Health

Medicaid expansion increases access to kidney transplants

(HealthDay)—There was an increase in Medicaid-covered preemptive kidney transplants (KT) among patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) living in Medicaid expansion states versus nonexpansion states, according to a ...

Medications

Academics call for structured drug monitoring in care homes

Professor Sue Jordan from the University's College of Human and Health Sciences led the research which is newly published in the PLOS ONE journal. The study showed how care home residents' adverse side effects were picked ...

Cardiology

New tool measures patients' perceptions of stroke care

(HealthDay)—The STROKE Perception Report is a valid and reliable measure of patients' and family surrogates' perceptions of the quality of acute stroke hospital services, according to a study published in the October issue ...

Health

Bigger is cheaper when it comes to intensive care

Intensive care units cost the Australian healthcare system $2.1 billion annually, with larger units with increased occupancy associated with lower costs, according to the authors of a research letter published online today ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ebola's economic effects

While the world's media may well have moved on to new stories, the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which was one of the most devastating in history, continues to have a significant impact on the lives of those affected ...

Medical economics

When physicians integrate with hospitals, costs go up, study says

When physicians integrate with hospitals, the cost of health care rises even though there's no evidence patients get better treatment, according to a new paper by experts at Rice University and Blue Cross and Blue Shield ...

Surgery

Female surgical residents have lower salary expectations

(HealthDay)—Female residents in general surgery have lower expectations for a minimum starting salary and perceive salary negotiations less favorably than male residents, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in ...