Expensive hospital care doesn’t buy better health

first_img Read Full Story Patients who receive expensive care in the hospital are readmitted and die at similar rates to patients whose doctors order fewer or less expensive tests and procedures, according to a new study by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School. They suggest that policies to reduce wasteful spending should focus on both hospitals and physicians.The study was published March 13, 2017 in JAMA Internal Medicine.The researchers analyzed health data from Medicare patients hospitalized for nonelective medical conditions between 2011 to 2014. They found that health care spending varied slightly more between individual physicians within a hospital than across hospitals.“Before now, most of the research and efforts aimed at cutting spending and improving the value of care have been aimed at hospitals, health systems, and groups of doctors,” lead author Yusuke Tsugawa, a research associate at Harvard Chan School said in the Harvard Gazette. “The differences between hospitals and regions are important, but they’re only part of the puzzle. Our findings show how important it is to consider the differences between individual doctors in any effort to improve health care.”Ashish Jha, K.T. Li Professor of Health Policy at Harvard Chan School, was a co-author on the study.last_img read more

ANC Women’s League Demand Long Jail Sentence for Pistorius

first_imgSouth Africa’s African National Congress Women’s League’s (ANCWL) members are demanding a long prison sentence for former paralympian Oscar Pistorius.Pistorius was on Thursday found guilty of murdering his former girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in an appeal of a court ruling that could reportedly see him sent back to prison for up to 15 years.The paralympian was transferred into house arrest in Octber one year after he was handed a 5-year sentence for manslaughter.“We are looking forward that Oscar Pistorius should get up from 20 years and or life,” the league’s Free State chairperson Mapaseka Nkoane said outside court.Reeva Steenkamp’s mother June was reportedly seen outside the court in Bloemfontein, embracing members of the ANCWL, who were singing songs of celebration.Part of the ANCWL members have been supporting Mrs. Steenkamp throughout the trial and subsequent appealPistorius’ family have reacted to the ruling, saying that its legal team will study thejudgement.“We have taken note of the judgement that has just been handed down by the Supreme Court of Appeal,” family spokesperson Anneliese Burgess said.“The legal team will study the finding and we will be guided by them in terms of options going forward.“We will not be commenting any further at this stage.”last_img read more

Franklin County School offering free summer lunch

first_imgFRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. — Franklin County High School and the Laurel Library are hosting free lunches for children this summer.Starting May 30, any child ages 3 through 18 can visit the Laurel Library from noon until 1 or the Franklin County High School from 11 until 12:30.The Children do not have to be students in school.Adults can also eat lunch for $3.The program is Monday through Friday and will continue through June 30, but may continue into July if needed.The USDA reimburses the school to cover the cost of the summer lunch program.The goal of the program is to offer nutritious meals so that no child will go hungry.last_img read more

10 months agoMonaco fight Chelsea over Fabregas transfer fee

first_imgMonaco fight Chelsea over Fabregas transfer feeby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea and Monaco are fighting over a suitable transfer fee for Cesc Fabregas. The Spaniard has flown into the principality and agreed personal terms over a two-and-a-half year contract, which included a signing bonus worth in excess of £9m. Fabregas, who waved goodbye to supporters after Saturday’s win over Nottingham Forest, could have joined the Ligue 1 club at the end of the season when his Chelsea contract expires.However, Chelsea want to cash in while on the 31-year-old and are holding out for £10m, but Monaco aren’t willing to meet their evaluation. A deal is still expected to be completed before the transfer window shuts at the end of January. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Monday Cheat Sheet: Everything That’s Gone Viral The Past 24 Hours (2/23/15)

first_imgScreen Shot 2015-02-21 at 10.09.04 PMTwitter/MiaKhalifaHere’s everything that has gone viral in college sports over the past 24 hours.1. Former Oregon player Kyle Long explained why he didn’t have to watch quarterback Marcus Mariota in the NFL combine over the weekend.2. Porn star Mia Khalifa poked fun at quarterback Jameis Winston for his slow 40-yard dash time.3. Louisville announced senior guard Chris Jones was dismissed from the team.4. Penn State’s Football team dropped an incredible dance routine at THON on Saturday.5. Ohio State football players reminded Michigan of the Buckeyes’ domination on the gridiron following its basketball loss.6. Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones made it clear over Twitter that he’s not impressed with the Knicks.7. Miami defensive back Antonio Crawford skipped practice and went on a Twitter rant.8. Nebraska students wore protective goggles at its basketball game to mock notorious Iowa eye poker Adam Woodbury.9. Detroit Lions’ Ndamukong Suh was at the Ohio State-Michigan game yesterday.10. Ohio State outside linebacker Jamarco Jones was disgusted with its performance and loss to Michigan.Video of the Day: Miami’s Phillip Dorsett Ran 4.33 40-Yard-Dash At Combine. Tweet of the Day: 4-Star Ohio State Commit JaQuan Lyle Was Very Excited To See Thad Matta On His TV.Turn on the TV and see this guy..makes me excited to be apart of something special..#BuckeyeNation ⭕️ pic.twitter.com/lo7oP969qO— JaQuan Lyle (@JMamba5) February 22, 2015Girlfriend of the Day: Michigan’s Spike Albrecht, who once tweeted at Kate Upton, hasn’t lowered his standards. He’s isn’t dating Charlotte McKinney, but he clearly wishes he was.Check Out Friday’s Cheat Sheetlast_img read more

CMU Develops Online Matriculation Programme

first_imgThe Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) has partnered with United Kingdom-based education publishing and assessment company, the Pearson Corporation, to develop an online matriculation pathway for students.The pilot for the programme commenced in September.It offers alternative entrance through the online matriculation programme, allowing students the opportunity to sit those subjects required for enrolment.The online platform provides students with notes, assignments and examinations for courses. Course content is supplied by the CMU.CMU President, Professor Fritz Pinnock, in providing details, said that the web-based programme is “driven by algorithms and artificial intelligence, which creates a unique pathway for each learner, thereby raising their level of competence”.He noted that approximately 100 students are enrolled in the pilot programme.“The key for us is not how you come in but how you exit, giving you credentials, discipline and professional certification. The CMU is committed to bringing access to learners on demand,” he said, noting that within the next two years, 60 per cent of all CMU courses will be offered online.Professor Pinnock was speaking at the university’s 2018 graduation ceremony held recently at the Jamaica Conference Centre, Downtown Kingston.last_img read more

Winnipeg hospital investigating after wrong remains were given to family

first_imgWINNIPEG — A Winnipeg hospital is apologizing for sending the wrong baby’s remains to a grieving family in Nunavut.Martine Bouchard, president of St. Boniface Hospital, says a review is underway and the family will be told of its findings.Tony Alagalak told the CBC this week he and his wife Alice Kinak went to the health centre in Arviat on April 19, where Kinak gave birth.Alagalak told the broadcaster the mother and baby were flown to Winnipeg, where the baby boy died in hospital.Kinak returned to Arviat, the baby’s remains were sent, and a funeral was held.Bouchard says shortly afterward, the hospital realized there had been a mix-up and sent two people to Arviat to meet with the family and explain the mistake.Alagalak has declined an interview request by The Canadian Press, and Bouchard would not reveal the identity of the remains mistakenly sent to Arviat.“No one should have to live through what this family has lived. We acknowledge that the wrong remains were released and on my personal behalf and on behalf of St. Boniface Hospital, I express my deepest regret for what has happened,” Bouchard wrote in a statement Friday.“Our responsibility now is to ensure that this does not happen again to anyone else. We are proceeding with a thorough review of our processes so that we can fully understand the circumstances that led to this error and make the necessary changes.“The family deserves answers and we will share our findings with them before sharing them more widely.”The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Lowes Fiscal 3Q Earnings Snapshot

first_imgMOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) _ Lowe’s Cos. (LOW) on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $629 million.On a per-share basis, the Mooresville, North Carolina-based company said it had profit of 78 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and asset impairment costs, came to $1.04 per share.The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 15 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 97 cents per share.The home improvement retailer posted revenue of $17.42 billion in the period, which also beat Street forecasts. Eleven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $17.33 billion.Lowe’s expects full-year earnings in the range of $5.08 to $5.13 per share.Lowe’s shares have dropped almost 2 per cent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has risen almost 1 per cent. The stock has risen 14 per cent in the last 12 months._____This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on LOW at https://www.zacks.com/ap/LOWThe Associated Presslast_img read more

Last Greyhound Bus leaves Dawson Creek

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – A mix of public transportation services have already started to fill the gap as Greyhound Canada ends service in Western Canada.Greyhound Service to Fort St. John and Fort Nelson ended June 1, but service was maintained into Dawson Creek from Edmonton until Tuesday.The national motor coach operator is being replaced by a mix of provincial government-subsidized services, Indigenous-owned bus lines, locally owned startups, flexible fleets of shuttle buses and a scattering of formal and informal ride-sharing services. In our region, the Province created the BC Bus to serve parts of Northern B.C. after Greyhound pulled out, but as of today service between our area of the Province of Alberta will be non-existent.Red Arrow in Alberta has already started to operate on the route between Grande Prairie and Edmonton but at this point hasn’t announced any plans to extend service into northeast B.C.last_img read more

Charges laid in Prince George Child Pornography Investigation

first_imgAdminister a Stupifying Drug – 246(b) CCVoyeurism – 162(1)(c) CC“This is a disturbing case of child sexual abuse.  Our front line members did a great job in gathering evidence and ensuring this child was saved from the situation and further harm wasn’t brought to this child”. Says Cpl. Carmen Kiener of the Prince George RCMP.No other information will be released by police at this time due to a Court ordered Publication Ban. The following charges have been laid against him;Sexual Assault – Sec. 271 CCSexual Interference – Sec. 151 CCMaking Child Pornography – 163.1(2) CCPossession of Child Pornography – 163.1(4) CCDistributing Child Pornography – 163.1(3) CC PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – RCMP received a report of child pornography that had been located in a Prince George residence on July 5, 2019.An investigation was conducted by the Front Line Officers and the Serious Crime Unit which identified the female child victim and the male offender. Police also discovered that this male offender was making and distributing child pornography of the female child.The male accused is Shawn Robert Dick, 52 years old, a Prince George resident.center_img Dick is a travelling salesman and travels throughout BC.  Due to these factors, police have not ruled out the possibility of more victims and are reaching out to the public.If you have any information about these Criminal offences or believe you or someone you know may be a victim, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300.last_img read more