Tag Archives: Care

Primary care accounts for a small share of Medicare spending, RAND study finds

Care provided by primary care practitioners accounts for a small fraction of total spending among Medicare beneficiaries, according to a new RAND Corporation study being published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. Depending on whether narrow or expansive definitions of primary care are used, primary care spending represents 2.12 to 4.88 percent of total medical… Read More »

Medical News Today: Dementia: Amyloid PET scans can improve diagnosis and care

PET scans that can detect changes in the brain relating to Alzheimer’s disease could improve the diagnosis and medical care of people with dementia and similar symptoms. An innovative type of brain scan may improve care for people with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and other forms of cognitive impairment. Investigators came to this conclusion after analyzing… Read More »

Ambulatory care unit for paediatrics ward a bonus for sick kids

NEW UNIT: Paediatric registered nurse Kayleen Cole, nursing unit manager Shirley Roberts, Stephanie Dorsett and hospital general manager Cathy Marshall. PAEDIATRIC patients will no longer have to travel to Sydney for certain specialised medical treatments, thanks to a new paediatric ambulatory care unit operating out of Bathurst Base Hospital.    Housed within the paediatric ward, the unit has… Read More »