Who pays and who benefits? How different models of shared responsibilities between formal and informal carers influence projections of costs of dementia management
- High Health Care Costs in Dementia Patients' Last Years of Life. Tran, Evelyn // Neurology Reviews;Dec2015, Vol. 23 Issue 12, p28
The article focuses on a study published in the October 27, 2015 issue of the journal "Annals of Internal Medicine" which shows that the cost of care for dementia patients in their last five years of life was higher than for patients who die from heart disease, cancer, or other causes.
- Nasal Breathing Exercise and its Effect on Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis. Nair, Satish // Indian Journal of Otolaryngology & Head & Neck Surgery;Apr-Jun2012, Vol. 64 Issue 2, p172
Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a common and chronic health problem with a high prevalence and a significant effect on the health care expenditure. Intranasal steroid spray is recommended as the first line therapy for patients with moderate to severe AR. Our study clinically analysed the use of nasal...
- Direct-access to abdominal ultrasonic investigation from general practice--the role in earlier cancer diagnosis. Ingeman, Mads Lind; Ormstrup, Tina E.; Vedsted, Peter // Family Practice;Apr2015, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p205
Background. Abdominal ultrasound (US) is a safe and low-cost diagnostic tool for various abdominal symptoms. Direct-access to US from general practice has been suggested as a feasible option to promote earlier cancer diagnosis because abdominal cancer often presents with nonspecific and vague...
- Estimating the prevalence of comorbid conditions and their effect on health care costs in patients with diabetes mellitus in Switzerland. Huber, Carola A.; Diem, Peter; Schwenkglenks, Matthias; Rapold, Roland; Reich, Oliver // Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome & Obesity: Targets & Therapy;2014, Vol. 7, p455
Background: Estimating the prevalence of comorbidities and their associated costs in patients with diabetes is fundamental to optimizing health care management. This study assesses the prevalence and health care costs of comorbid conditions among patients with diabetes compared with patients...
- Stone costs could jump by $200 million by 2030. Guttman Krader, Cheryl // Urology Times;Jul2013, Vol. 41 Issue 8, p13
The article reports on the analyses of researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas which suggests that the prevalence of urolithiasis and its care costs in the U.S. will increase by $200 million by 2030.
- 'What's in a BMI?' Manitoba study asks. // Active Living;Mar2012, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p25
The article reports on a survey finding by the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy which indicated that increases in healthcare costs are not attributable to the prevalence of obesity.
- Stats: Dementia prevalence in UK. Ryan, Patricia // Research Review (International Council on Active Aging);Apr2012, Vol. 12 Issue 13, p1
The article focuses on the report "Dementia 2012: A National Challenge" by the Alzheimer's Society which revealed that 800,000 British people have dementia, at an annual cost of 23 billion British pounds, and with an estimated 670,000 family and friends acting as caregivers.
- The burden of long-term care costs. ENEA, ANTHONY J. // Westchester County Business Journal;6/17/2013, Vol. 49 Issue 24, p21
The article discusses the cost of long-term care, focusing on the study published by RAND Corp. on April 3, 2013. The study estimated that the financial burden of dementia in the U.S. ranges between $150 billion to $215 billion annually, wherein, the cost of dementia is greater compared to the...
- A puzzle with few answers. Gouveia, Georgette // Westchester County Business Journal;7/12/2010, Vol. 49 Issue 28, p29
The article reports on the high cost of dementia care and the inadequacies of the Medicare and Medicaid which affects the middle class in the U.S. Medicare is designed for short-term care rather than long-term on conditions like dementia while Medicaid restricts the amount of income and assets a...