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Lower extremity amputation rates associated with peripheral arterial disease in Texas are high and vary disproportionately among different populations. We sought to assess the impact of socioeconomic status and health care resource distribution on the geographic prevalence of lower extremity amputation in Texas counties.
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Name: The Journal of surgical research
The increasing incidence of skin cancer is a global health issue. In order to identify at-risk populations in Texas, we compared sun protection behaviors and sunburn history across rural and urban cou...
Texas' maternal death rate is still high, and public health officials are betting that more standardized care will bring it down with guidelines set up by the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Healt...
One approach considered for reducing health care spending is to narrow the gap in spending between high- and low-spending areas. The goal would be to reduce spending in the high areas to similar level...
Human leptospirosis outbreaks still persistently occur in part of China, indicating that leptospirosis remains an important zoonotic disease in the country. Spatiotemporal pattern of the high-risk lep...
Consolidation has touched just about every part of today's health care industry. Hospitals, medical practices, pharmacies, insurance companies are all merging in various ways - a trend epitomized by t...
This study will examine the effects of a care management program on the health and health spending outcomes of patients residing in Michigan's Washtenaw and Livingston Counties.
Power to Decide, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, partnered with the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health at New York University's Silver School of ...
The primary objective of this telephonic heart failure specific patient education study is to assess the incremental clinical, psycho-social, and functional lifestyle benefits of the Healt...
The study aims at assessing which of two distribution channels for insecticide treated bendnets (ITNs), social marketing vs. social marketing coupled with free distribution through ante-na...
This study is being conducted in 8 rural counties in Alabama and Mississippi (4 per state). Approximately 400 overweight or obese African American women living in the selected counties wil...
The purpose of this 1990 federal act is to assure that individuals receiving health care services will be given an opportunity to participate in and direct health care decisions affecting themselves. Under this act, hospitals, health care agencies, and health maintenance organizations are responsible for developing patient information for distribution. The information must include patients' rights, advance directives, living wills, ethics committees' consultation and education functions, limited medical treatment (support/comfort care only), mental health treatment, resuscitation, restraints, surrogate decision making and transfer of care. (from JCAHO, Lexicon, 1994)
Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.
Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.
Health insurance plans intended to reduce unnecessary health care costs through a variety of mechanisms, including: economic incentives for physicians and patients to select less costly forms of care; programs for reviewing the medical necessity of specific services; increased beneficiary cost sharing; controls on inpatient admissions and lengths of stay; the establishment of cost-sharing incentives for outpatient surgery; selective contracting with health care providers; and the intensive management of high-cost health care cases. The programs may be provided in a variety of settings, such as HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS and PREFERRED PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS.
Health care services that are respectful of and responsive to the health beliefs, practices and cultural and linguistic needs of diverse patients. The provider and the patient each bring their individual learned patterns of language and culture to the health care experience which must be transcended to achieve equal access and quality health care.