To Treat Depression, Drugs or Therapy?
Until recently, many experts thought that a clinician could literally pick any antidepressant or type of psychotherapy at random because, with a few clinical exceptions, there was little evidence to favor one treatment over another for a given patient.
Start-Ups Are Helping Consumers Make Better Healthcare Purchases
For years, one prescription to healthcare woes in the United States has been to shift costs to consumers, on the theory that this will cause them to make more cost-effective decisions. As this experiment plays out in real life, however, a different reality is unfolding.
AJMC, Joslin Diabetes Center Join Forces to Host Patient-Centered Diabetes Care in Boston
The leading peer-reviewed journal in managed care and the world leader in diabetes research and clinical care will present the conference at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront April 16-17, 2015. Faculty presentations and panel discussions will cover clinical, behavioral and technological aspects of care for persons with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Flu Vaccine Only 23% Effective
As the US sits firmly in the middle of peak flu season, a report published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
found that this season’s flu vaccine is only 23% effective at preventing the virus.
Study Indicates Improved Survival in CRC Despite Lower Surgery Rates
The research, published in JAMA Surgery
, analyzed data collected from NCI's SEER database, between 1988 till 2010, on stage 4 CRC patients who had surgery or not for primary tumor resection. Survival data on these patients was then analyzed and associated with their surgical status.
The ACA Is Reducing Financial Barriers to Care
Expanded insurance coverage has not only brought a significant decline to the uninsured rate, but also reduced cost-related access to care issues, according to the Commonwealth Fund Biennial Health Insurance Survey, 2014.