Practice Management

Top Story

Health care expansion through ACA may have reduced incidence of cardiac arrest

Health care expansion through ACA may have reduced incidence of cardiac arrest
June 28, 2017

The rate of cardiac arrests decreased in patients who acquired health insurance due to the Affordable Care Act, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

“Cardiac arrest is devastating and under-recognized cause of premature death for both men and women older than 45 years,” Eric Stecker, MD, MPH, associate professor of cardiology at Knight Cardiovascular Institute at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, said in a press release. “Health insurance allows people to engage in regular medical care, which is crucial for the prevention of [CVD] and the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that can cause cardiac arrest.”

ACP: Supreme Court permitting parts of travel ban ‘creates uncertainty’

June 28, 2017
The June 26 Supreme Court decision to allow parts of President Trump’s travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries to take effect generates uncertainty and…

ACP: Postponed vote confirms flaws of the Senate health care act

June 28, 2017
The Senate’s decision to postpone the vote on its Better Care Reconciliation Act confirms that the legislation is vitally flawed, according to a statement issued…

Spectranetics to be acquired by Royal Philips

June 28, 2017
Spectranetics, which makes balloons and catheters for peripheral and coronary intervention, announced that it has reached a definitive merger agreement with Royal…
In the Journals

Health care expansion through ACA may have reduced incidence of cardiac arrest

June 28, 2017
The rate of cardiac arrests decreased in patients who acquired health insurance due to the Affordable Care Act, according to a study published in the…

ACP: Supreme Court permitting parts of travel ban ‘creates uncertainty’

June 28, 2017
The June 26 Supreme Court decision to allow parts of President Trump’s travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries to take effect generates…

ACP: Postponed vote confirms flaws of the Senate health care act

June 28, 2017
The Senate’s decision to postpone the vote on its Better Care Reconciliation Act confirms that the legislation is vitally flawed, according to…

Spectranetics to be acquired by Royal Philips

June 28, 2017
Spectranetics, which makes balloons and catheters for peripheral and coronary intervention, announced that it has reached a definitive merger…

In the Journals

Cost-awareness intervention reduces PCI procedure cost

June 28, 2017
According to results published in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, announcing endovascular equipment, implant and medication costs…

In the JournalsPerspective

HF hospitalizations remain more common in men, black patients

June 27, 2017
HF hospitalizations have declined in the past decade, but disparities persisted in men and black patients, according to a study published in…

‘Lives of our patients are at stake’ as concerns about Senate health care bill mount

June 27, 2017
The cost savings that would be realized under the Senate’s proposed health care bill would have a dramatic negative effect on the quality of…

In the Journals

Mortality risk likely to be higher among uninsured patients

June 27, 2017
With the Congressional Budget Office report indicating that 22 million Americans will lose insurance coverage by 2026 under

FDA News

FDA releases plan to expedite, promote generic drug development

June 27, 2017
As part of its effort to increase competition in the prescription drug market, the FDA released a list of drugs that are off-patent and…

Armed with CBO report, AAFP sharply critical of Senate health care bill

June 27, 2017
AAFP has unleashed a new round of criticism in the wake of the Congressional Budget Office releasing an analysis of the Senate health care bill known…

More Headlines »
Advertisement
Advertisement