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Why Are American Health Care Costs So High?

In which John discusses the complicated reasons why the United States spends so much more on health care than any other country in the world, and along the way reveals some surprising information, including that Americans spend more of their tax dollars on public health care than people in Canada, the UK, or Australia. Who's at fault? Insurance companies? Drug companies? Malpractice lawyers? Hospitals? Or is it more complicated than a simple blame game? (Hint: It's that one.) For a much more thorough examination of health care expenses in America, I recommend this series at The Incidental Economist: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/what-makes-the-us-health-care-system-so-expensive-introduction/ The Commonwealth Fund's Study of Health Care Prices in the US: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/~/media/Files/Publications/Issue%20Brief/2012/May/1595_Squires_explaining_high_hlt_care_spending_intl_brief.pdf Some of the stats in this video also come from this New York Times story: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/02/health/colonoscopies-explain-why-us-leads-the-world-in-health-expenditures.html?pagewanted=all This is the first part in what will be a periodic series on health care costs and reforms leading up to the introduction of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, in 2014.  
Nicole Chalmers
over 5 years ago
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Epidemiology Statistics Tutorial

Odds ratio can mislead if a "Common Event" is studied, since it can exaggerate effects. Relative risk is appropriate for randomized control studies and cohort studies.  
HelpHippo.com
over 5 years ago
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Sensitivity Specificity: Easy Epidemiology Difference Spin Snout Test

Tutorial teaching sensitivity vs. specificity, including SPIN and SNOUT mnemonics. Learn the difference between sensitive and specific tests, for medical health science students. Please SUBSCRIBE: More cool stuff coming as we get more HippoHelpers! Further tutorials and flashcards at http://www.helphippo.com Our epidemiology playlist at: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIPkjUW-piR24nWuDMiXPB0DcUl-1qUzr http://www.helphippo.com - for more video tutorials organized by topic/year.  
HelpHippo.com
over 5 years ago
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Lecture 1 - intro to epidemiology and statistics

This is an introduction to epidemiology and statistics. Discussing discriptives.  
Nicole Chalmers
over 5 years ago
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Twitter-based Risk Communication of the 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic

Patty Kostkova (City University, London) discusses Twitter-based early warning and risk communication of the 2009 swine flu pandemic.  
Nicole Chalmers
over 5 years ago
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Applied Knowledge Test revision

Notes I made when revising for the AKT part of the General practice examination. I passed. I also got full marks on the evidence interpretation so the statistics section may be especially good.  
Paul Baillie
over 5 years ago
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High Risk Prehospital Care Management Guide

This is a guide for medics working in challenging environments especially where there is a risk of penetrating or explosive trauma, limited resources and delayed evacuation times. Basic Management plan.  
Survival Edge
about 5 years ago
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DNA prostate test 'will predict deadliest cancer risk' - BBC News

DNA tests, like those for women's breast cancer, could soon be used to see which men face the highest risk of deadly prostate cancer, scientists say.  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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EBM Statistics for MCEM Part A lecture

An EBM Statistics lecture which will aid your MCEM Part A exam exam revision.  
YouTube
over 5 years ago
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Mental health funding changes in NHS will put lives at risk, say charities

Cutting money from April contradicts government promise to put mental and physical healthcare on an equal footing, they say  
the Guardian
over 5 years ago
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Androgen levels predict risk of type 2 diabetes in women with PCOS

A new way of assessing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) has been developed by the University of Birmingham. PCOS is a common condition affecting around 1 in 5 women during their life. The condition causes non-dangerous cysts to develop on the ovaries which can affect fertility. The condition tends to also be characterised by having higher levels of male hormones than normal. These androgen hormones, such as androstenedione and testosterone, are also present in healthy women but at lower levels.  
diabetes.co.uk
over 5 years ago
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Skin cancer: Genetic mutations 'warn of risk' - BBC News

Scientists say they have taken a step forward in understanding why some people are at greater risk of skin cancer because of their family history.  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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Double problem, double risk

Medical Protection Society Website  
medicalprotection.org
over 5 years ago
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Haemophilia A

X-linked recessive condition, deficiency of factor VIII, prevalence 1 in 10,000 Range of possible mutations, 30% of cases due to sporadic mutation Low factor VIII levels predispose to bleeding – risk proportional to factor VIII level Mild disease (11-30 units/dl) risk after significant trauma/surgery Moderate disease (2-10 units) - minor trauma  
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
over 5 years ago
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Caesarian Section

C-section is major surgery, with real risks, and the decision to perform such an operation should not be taken lightly!   Epidemiology Incidence in increasing, mainly due to the increased diagnoses of fetal distress, as diagnosed by CTG monitoring. Also increasing used for non-longitudinal lies (e.g. breech, transverse) WHO recommends not >15% of deliveries should be via c-section  
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
over 5 years ago
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Cerebral Aneurysm

This is localised dilation of an artery within the brain. They rarely occur in veins. They are a major risk factor for subarachnoid haemorrhage.   Epidemiology & Aetiology Occur in 5% of the population Risk factors include: Arteriosclerosis Hypertension  
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
over 5 years ago
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Grief

Important facts Risk of suicide is 2.5x greater in the first year of bereavement Particularly high risk at the anniversary of the death Death from physical illness is also increased in the first year after bereavement – particularly death from cardiovascular disease   Normal Grief reaction  
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
over 5 years ago
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Health atlas allows online search of risk by area - BBC News

A new online map of England and Wales allows people to enter their postcode and find their community's level of risk of developing 14 conditions, such as heart disease and lung cancer.  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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Wales NHS emergency care suffers uncertainty, AMs say - BBC News

Emergency care in Welsh hospitals suffers from uncertainty over the future of A&E units, an assembly committee says.  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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Using haemoglobin A1c to diagnose type 2 diabetes or to identify people at high risk of diabetes

Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) can now be used as an alternative test to glucose concentration for diagnosing type 2 diabetes or identifying people at high risk of developing the disease  
bmj.com
over 5 years ago