Poor awareness, misunderstanding hinder palliative care for heart failure
A lack of awareness among heart failure patients prevents them accessing palliative care services during the late stages of their disease, indicate US study findings.
CMS Delayed Final Rule On Payments To Physicians Released
The CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) announced a long-awaited rule which will raise public awareness of the financial relationships between medical device and pharmaceutical companies and doctors and teaching hospitals. Peter Budetti, MD, CMS deputy administrator for program integrity said that patients have the right to know whether their doctor has a financial relationship with the makers of medical devices or medications they may need. "Disclosure of these relationships allows patients to have more informed discussions with their doctors...
Feds launch 'full throttle' effort to expand health coverage
The Department of Health and Human Services redesigns its website as part of its campaign to raise awareness about the health law's requirement that most people carry insurance. Meanwhile, a U.S. appeals judge temporarily blocks the government from forcing a Christian publisher to comply with its mandate to cover all birth control options.
Penn Medicine sponsors Joining Forces in recognition of Veteran's Day
In recognition of Veteran's Day this November Penn Medicine proudly sponsors Joining Forces - a national initiative to heighten awareness about the health needs of our nation's veterans, service members and families, and elevate the role that medical schools, nursing schools and teaching hospitals play in serving their community.
Leading Children's Medic Backs National Vitamin D Drive
One of the country's leading experts in the problems of vitamin D deficiency says more needs to be done to prevent the recent resurgence of childhood rickets, ahead of a major awareness campaign. Dr Benjamin Jacobs, consultant paediatrician and Director of Children's Service at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, is using National Vitamin D Awareness Week to renew calls for parents and pregnant women to consider supplementation, following a rise in serious medical problems affecting children including, rickets, calcium deficiency convulsions and rarely even heart failure...
ACP urges use of performance measures targeting 'low-value services' to reduce overuse, misuse of these approaches
The American College of Physicians released a position paper Monday pressing for "valid, evidence-based measures" as a means of raising physician awareness and changing clinician behavior.