TITLE

Treatment of fever and over-the-counter medicines

AUTHOR(S)
Purssell, Edward
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Oct2007, Vol. 92 Issue 10, p900
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Health policy is aimed at increasing homecare and deregulating the supply of drugs. This study used parental reports of the treatment of fever as an indicator of possible problems that may result from this policy, finding that the use of ineffective treatments and the overuse of drugs were common.
ACCESSION #
27151383

 

Related Articles

  • Infusion provides brace for Medicare Part D benefit. Levy, Sandra // Drug Topics;5/2/2005, Vol. 149 Issue 9, p48 

    This article reports the hold of an audio conference by the National Home Infusion Association to alert home infusion providers to the challenges they may face when the new Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit is implemented in the U.S. The association claims that the new program is not...

  • Health Care Reform and the Opportunity to Implement a Family-Centered Medical Home for Children. Laraque, Danielle; Sia, Calvin C. J. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;6/16/2010, Vol. 303 Issue 23, p2407 

    The authors trace the origins of the medical home concept and its application as the family-centered medical home in the U.S. Accordingly, the definition of the term "medical home" was formalized by the American Academy of Pediatricians in 1967 to identify a repository for medical records. A...

  • Use antipyretics for at-home management of children with low-risk fever and distress.  // Drugs & Therapy Perspectives;Dec2014, Vol. 30 Issue 12, p422 

    Children with fever and distress who are at low risk of a serious infection can be managed at home with antipyretics. As paracetamol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen are equally recommended, the choice is up to prescribers and parents/caregivers.

  • Use of Home Health Care by ESRD and Medicare Beneficiaries. Kauf, Teresa L.; Ya-Chen Tina Shih // Health Care Financing Review;Summer99, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p127 

    The use of home health care (HHC) services among Medicare end stage renal disease (ESRD) enrollees remains an understudied area. In this article, the authors report sociodemographic characteristics and patterns of HHC utilization by Medicare-covered ESRD patients. The authors found that those...

  • Initiative offers N.H. home health agency data.  // New Hampshire Business Review;2/23/2004, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p10B 

    Reports that the Northeast Health Care Quality Foundation, New Hampshire's federally designated Medicare Quality Improvement Organization, has launched the Home Health Quality Initiative in 2004. Goal of providing consumers with access to new, objective information about home health agencies in...

  • Medicare-Certified Home Health Services: National and Regional Supply in the 1980s. Scalzi, Cynthia C.; Zinn, Jacqueline S.; Guilfoyle, Michael J.; Perdue, Sondra T. // American Journal of Public Health;Oct94, Vol. 84 Issue 10, p1646 

    The number of Medicare-certified home health agencies nearly doubled from 1980 to 1990. Using Health Care Financing Administration data, this study documented national and regional patterns of entry and exit by Medicare home health providers from 1980 to 1990. Nationally, agency origination...

  • Unleashing the Ghost of Home Care: The Case for a National Alzheimer's Disease Home Care Demonstration Project. Cabin, William D. // Care Management Journals;Summer2010, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p93 

    The article discusses the problems concerning the unmet needs of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and their caregivers. It examines the failure of Medicare in providing significant eligibility or coverage to caregivers who provides care for patients with Alzheimer's disease at home. It...

  • Trends in Medicare Home Health Agency Utilization and Payment: CYs 1974-93.  // Health Care Financing Review;Summer95 Supplement, Vol. 16, p80 

    The article discusses the trends in medicare home health agency (HHA) utilization and payment in the U.S. during 1974-1993. In 1993, Medicare program payments for HHA benefits totaled $9.7 billion, representing 7.5 percent of all Medicare payments. Charges per visit did not contribute...

  • Is There a Business Case for Telehealth in Home Health Agencies? Jill Schumann Rumberger; Kathryn Dansky // Telemedicine & e-Health;Apr2006, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p122 

    Telehealth is a tool being considered by home health agencies (HHAs) to help manage costs.Most HHAs in the United States rely on Medicare reimbursement as their primary revenuesource. With the implementation of a new payment system in October 2000, HHAs went froma cost-based, fee-for-service...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics