Category Archive: Economics

Diabetes Ups Risk of Amputation in Critical Limb Ischemia –Doctors Lounge

September 21, 2016

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Med Schools Gearing up to Deal with PAD: But this is NOT the PAD that we deal with

April 25, 2016

"We live in a world of competing sorrows." Patrick Moynahan   The government is being quite progressive and thoughtful in their efforts to introduce a needed ervice in physician-assisted death(PAD). It is interesting, however, that introducing curriculum into medical schools for this, well-intentioned but relatively infrequently used therapeutic modality is gaining so much attention. In my 26 years of being a physician, treating extraordinarily sick individuals, I may have run into perhaps a dozen patient who wanted or were in need of…

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5 for 65 and 1 for 33: A small number of patients account for the majority of health care costs in Ontario

January 11, 2016

5% of Ontario’s patients account for 65% of healthcare spending ICES study also reveals that 1% account for 33% of healthcare spending ON JANUARY 11, 2016  Email Print Text size Comment TORONTO | About 65% of healthcare funding in Ontario is spent to care for 5% of the population, according to a new study from the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences. The study, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, also found that 1% of the population accounts for 33% of healthcare spending in…

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Health News Articles | News for Physicians & Medical Professionals

July 30, 2015

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July 6, 2015

Adults with diabetic foot ulcers who consulted with clinicians by telephone or email experienced similar outcomes when compared with adults with diabetic foot ulcers monitored in an outpatient clinic setting, according to research in Diabetes Care. In a study of Danish adults with diabetic foot ulcers randomly assigned to monitoring by telemedicine or outpatient clinic visits, researchers found

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Would Patients Pay For Preventative Health Devices Like They Pay For Cable Or Netflix? | Podiatry Today

May 27, 2015

We at the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance-Interdisciplinary Consortium on Advanced Motion Performance (SALSA-iCAMP) have long suggested that many items that now appear as medical devices, such as smart scales to monitor weight or smart clothes to check vital signs, are really better classified as consumer electronics. What we have to do collectively is to figure out a method for our regulatory bodies and ethics/privacy/security concerns to catch up and harmonize with our digital reality. Source: Would Patients Pay For…

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