Medicare spending on scans today is the same as it was in 2003 and the Health Care Cost Institute reviews that imaging is the slowest growing of most physician solutions among the privately insured. Related StoriesAPBI brachytherapy improves overall survival in selected sufferers with early stage breasts cancerDementia specialists, Family pet imaging providers can now register to participate in Suggestions StudyCWRU investigator receives $2.82 million NIH grant to create stealth bombs for brain cancer treatment This has driven many imaging companies out of practice and is normally forcing imaging back into the hospital setting up where Medicare costs and patient co-pays tend to be higher. Based on the U.S. Drug and Food Administration, there are now more than 200 fewer mammography facilities and nearly 1,200 fewer mammography scanners open to American women than in 2007.The Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report is published for Kaisernetwork.org, a free provider of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Copyright 2009 Advisory Board Business and Kaiser Family Base. All rights reserved.
Antivirals reduce deaths from flu in hospitalized patients Adults with influenza attacks serious plenty of to require hospitalization are much less more likely to die from the condition if they are given antiviral medications, in the December 15 problem of Clinical Infectious Diseases according to a new study published, available online currently. While previous clinical trials have shown the antiviral benefit in a comparatively young, healthy adult human population if they were treated within 48 hours of the onset of flu symptoms, this study showed a significant benefit to a mature population even though given antivirals 3 or 4 days after the appearance of flu symptoms.