The Cost of Cutting

The Cost of Cutting

Why is surgery so expensive? Surgeon Paul A. Ruggieri reveals little-known truths about his profession—and the hidden flaws of our healthcare system—in this compelling and troubling account of real patients, real doctors, and how money influences medical decisions behind the scenes. Even many well-informed patients have no idea what may be contributing to the cost of […]

The Cost of Hope

The Cost of Hope

From Pulitzer Prize winner Amanda Bennett comes a moving, eye-opening, and beautifully written memoir—a love story of two unusual people, their complex marriage and deep devotion, and finally, Bennett’s quest to save her husband’s life.   When Wall Street Journal reporter Amanda Bennett meets the eccentric, infuriating, yet somehow irresistible Terence Bryan Foley while on […]

Getting Stiffed No Longer Needs to be a Cost of Doing Business: Texas Prompt Pay Provisions (Medicolegal Issues)

Getting Stiffed No Longer Needs to be a Cost of Doing Business: Texas Prompt Pay Provisions (Medicolegal Issues)

Despite the enactment of new “prompt pay” legislation in 2003, many health care providers still accept slow, low, or no reimbursement from a health maintenance organization (HMO) or preferred provider organizations (PPO) for their services. Some health care providers do so because they have been conditioned to accept this behavior as a cost of doing […]

A Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial Comparing Efficacy, Safety and Cost Effectiveness of Lornoxicam with Diclofenac Sodium in Patients of Osteoarthritis Knee (Original Work) (Report)

A Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial Comparing Efficacy, Safety and Cost Effectiveness of Lornoxicam with Diclofenac Sodium in Patients of Osteoarthritis Knee (Original Work) (Report)

INTRODUCTION Osteoarthritis is a chronic degenerative condition affecting joints including articular cartilage and subchondral bone. Symptoms may include joint pain, tenderness, stiffness and locking of affected joint and sometimes joint cavity effusion. In majority, large joints of human body are affected more than smaller joints (1). Among these larger joints, knee joint is most commonly […]

Leading Hospital Chain Delivers High Quality, Affordable Healthcare with Desktop Virtualization Solutions from Wyse and Citrix; Leon Medical Centers Switch from Pcs to Virtual Desktops to Improve Secure Access to Patient Data, Achieve Greater System Reliability and Cut Cost

Leading Hospital Chain Delivers High Quality, Affordable Healthcare with Desktop Virtualization Solutions from Wyse and Citrix; Leon Medical Centers Switch from Pcs to Virtual Desktops to Improve Secure Access to Patient Data, Achieve Greater System Reliability and Cut Cost

ENPNewswire-12 May 2010-Leading Hospital Chain Delivers High Quality, Affordable Healthcare with Desktop Virtualization Solutions from Wyse and Citrix; Leon Medical Centers Switch from PCs to Virtual Desktops to Improve Secure Access to Patient Data, Achieve Greater System Reliability and Cut Cost(C)2010 ENPublishing – http://www.enpublishing.co.uk Release date- 10052010 – SAN JOSE, Calif. – Wyse Technology, the […]

A Low Cost Digital Infant Incubator (Report)

A Low Cost Digital Infant Incubator (Report)

Byline: Ehsan-ul-Haq, Muhammad Sadiq-ul-Rahman, Hassan Javed, Muhammad Sinan Ateeq Khan and Zaid Mahmood Farhat In modern times the care of new born, especially the premature, the small for dates, or otherwise vulnerable infant has been greatly improved by the invention of the isolette incubator. However the cost of an infant care incubator is prohibitively high […]

Solubility Tests and the Peripheral Blood Film Method for Screening for Sickle-Cell Disease: A Cost Benefit Analysis (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

Solubility Tests and the Peripheral Blood Film Method for Screening for Sickle-Cell Disease: A Cost Benefit Analysis (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

Sickle-cell disease (SCD) is one of the haemoglobinopathies responsible for high morbidity and mortality among neonates in developing countries, including Uganda. (1) It is therefore necessary to establish the most cost-effective screening and intervention programmes to reduce morbidity and mortality among children with SCD. (2) However, most governments in developing countries, including Uganda, cannot fund […]