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Henry Booker 2015-12-03
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the Sote-reform has been talked about mainly in savings and big structural reforms.

Less has been discussed about the quality of care and effectiveness: the fact that Finland lost every year thousands of human lives the wrong kind of treatment, the treatment chain of disconnection and lack of communication.

what is crucial is the treatment effectiveness concentration.

it is Already seen that the social and health expenditure represents 15 billion additional bill to the national economy by 2030.

value-based health care focuses on the treatment effectiveness.

Unnecessary treatments and complications happen less – things are done right the first time.

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Diane Thomason 2019-02-26
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Arthritis is not just an ailment of old age--it can affect children too, causing lifelong pain and disability in its most severe forms.

Knowing which patients will develop milder forms of disease could spare them unnecessary treatment and potential medication side effects but currently doctors have no way of predicting disease course or severity.

That could now change thanks to a machine learning tool developed by Quaid Morris, a professor of computer science at the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research at the University of Toronto, Dr. Rae Yeung, Professor of Paediatrics, Immunology and Medical Science at the University of Toronto, and their recently-graduated, co-supervised student Simon Eng.

Morris is also faculty in the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence and is an inaugural AI Chair by the Canadian Institute for Advancement of Research.

The algorithm was able to classify patients into seven distinct groups according to the patterns of swollen or painful joints in the body.

While its triggers still remain unclear, the disease occurs when the immune system mistakes the body's own cells for foreign invaders, attacking the lining of the joints to cause swelling, pain and possibly long-lasting damage.

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Top Dog Pest Control 2021-09-16

First and foremost, the key to a great termite inspection on the Gold Coast is reliability and honesty.

It would be very easy for a homeowner to be scared into unnecessary treatments when it comes to termites.

The thought of your home being eaten out from underneath you is a terrifying thought, the team at Top Dog Pest Control will be honest in their assessment of your problem and only suggest the correct treatment.

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Edward Hudson 2019-02-19

Image: Niall P. Macdonald (Dublin City University, Dublin)

A cheap, origami-like strip of paper accurately detected malaria in 98 percent of cases in a test group of schoolchildren in Uganda.

Though paper sensors are nothing new — the most famous examples include some home pregnancy tests — the results from this trial show that such sensors can be promising for helping diagnose disease in rural areas.

Malaria is one of the most dangerous infectious diseases in the world, and after decades of progress, the number of cases is rising again, according to the World Health Organization’s 2018 World Malaria Report.

(There were 219 million cases worldwide in 2017, compared to 217 million a year earlier.)

Symptoms of malaria can resemble other diseases, and without a proper diagnosis, patients could be subject to expensive and unnecessary treatments.

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David Gilmore 2017-04-11
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Men aged 55 to 69 should talk with their doctors about the possibility of taking a blood-based prostate cancer test.

That’s according to a new draft guidance out Tuesday from the US Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel of experts appointed by the government to make evidence-based medical recommendations.

The new guidance is a bit of a walk-back from the USPSTF’s 2012 recommendation that all men take a hard pass on the blood screening, called a PSA test.

Men younger than 55 and those 70 or older are still advised to skip, according to the USPSTF.

For that group, the task force writes in its draft guidance: “the USPSTF recommends individualized decision-making about screening for prostate cancer after discussion with a clinician, so that each man has an opportunity to understand the potential benefits and harms of screening and to incorporate his values and preferences into his decision.”

Those potential harms include over-diagnosis—getting a positive test result back that is later found to be false, causing stress and/or unnecessary treatments in between.

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Henry Booker 2015-12-03
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the Sote-reform has been talked about mainly in savings and big structural reforms.

Less has been discussed about the quality of care and effectiveness: the fact that Finland lost every year thousands of human lives the wrong kind of treatment, the treatment chain of disconnection and lack of communication.

what is crucial is the treatment effectiveness concentration.

it is Already seen that the social and health expenditure represents 15 billion additional bill to the national economy by 2030.

value-based health care focuses on the treatment effectiveness.

Unnecessary treatments and complications happen less – things are done right the first time.

Top Dog Pest Control 2021-09-16

First and foremost, the key to a great termite inspection on the Gold Coast is reliability and honesty.

It would be very easy for a homeowner to be scared into unnecessary treatments when it comes to termites.

The thought of your home being eaten out from underneath you is a terrifying thought, the team at Top Dog Pest Control will be honest in their assessment of your problem and only suggest the correct treatment.

David Gilmore 2017-04-11
img

Men aged 55 to 69 should talk with their doctors about the possibility of taking a blood-based prostate cancer test.

That’s according to a new draft guidance out Tuesday from the US Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel of experts appointed by the government to make evidence-based medical recommendations.

The new guidance is a bit of a walk-back from the USPSTF’s 2012 recommendation that all men take a hard pass on the blood screening, called a PSA test.

Men younger than 55 and those 70 or older are still advised to skip, according to the USPSTF.

For that group, the task force writes in its draft guidance: “the USPSTF recommends individualized decision-making about screening for prostate cancer after discussion with a clinician, so that each man has an opportunity to understand the potential benefits and harms of screening and to incorporate his values and preferences into his decision.”

Those potential harms include over-diagnosis—getting a positive test result back that is later found to be false, causing stress and/or unnecessary treatments in between.

Diane Thomason 2019-02-26
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Arthritis is not just an ailment of old age--it can affect children too, causing lifelong pain and disability in its most severe forms.

Knowing which patients will develop milder forms of disease could spare them unnecessary treatment and potential medication side effects but currently doctors have no way of predicting disease course or severity.

That could now change thanks to a machine learning tool developed by Quaid Morris, a professor of computer science at the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research at the University of Toronto, Dr. Rae Yeung, Professor of Paediatrics, Immunology and Medical Science at the University of Toronto, and their recently-graduated, co-supervised student Simon Eng.

Morris is also faculty in the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence and is an inaugural AI Chair by the Canadian Institute for Advancement of Research.

The algorithm was able to classify patients into seven distinct groups according to the patterns of swollen or painful joints in the body.

While its triggers still remain unclear, the disease occurs when the immune system mistakes the body's own cells for foreign invaders, attacking the lining of the joints to cause swelling, pain and possibly long-lasting damage.

Edward Hudson 2019-02-19

Image: Niall P. Macdonald (Dublin City University, Dublin)

A cheap, origami-like strip of paper accurately detected malaria in 98 percent of cases in a test group of schoolchildren in Uganda.

Though paper sensors are nothing new — the most famous examples include some home pregnancy tests — the results from this trial show that such sensors can be promising for helping diagnose disease in rural areas.

Malaria is one of the most dangerous infectious diseases in the world, and after decades of progress, the number of cases is rising again, according to the World Health Organization’s 2018 World Malaria Report.

(There were 219 million cases worldwide in 2017, compared to 217 million a year earlier.)

Symptoms of malaria can resemble other diseases, and without a proper diagnosis, patients could be subject to expensive and unnecessary treatments.