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Health Care: Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring Use in Medicare and Selected Federal Programs

Categories: Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/684115.pdf

Studies alternatives to health care provided in person at a physician’s office for those distant from medical providers.  Looks at factors that affect the use of remote medical services through Medicare and emerging payment/delivery models. From the Government Accountability Office

 

Women in the Labor Force: A Databook

Categories: Disability,Education,Income/Poverty,Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Veterans,Women

https://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/womens-databook/2016/home.htm

Labor force participation by women reached a peak in the U.S. in 1999 with a rate of 60% and has since declined to 56.7% in 2015.  This report presents historical and recent labor force participation and earnings data for men and women from the Current Population Survey.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Census Bureau Survey Shows Adoption of Structured Management Practices at U.S. Manufacturing Establishments

Categories: Manufacturing,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/cb17-tps32.html

Ranks manufacturing establishments in different regions of the country according to scores derived from the degree of structure in their management practices.  The scores are based on 16 questions related to how activities are monitored, how targets for performance and production are set, and how they are incentivized.  Press release with links to data.  From the Census Bureau

 

Prevalence of HPV in Adults Aged 18-69: United States, 2011-2014

Categories: Health/Medical,Sex Issues,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db280.pdf

Provides the most recent national estimates of oral and genital prevalence of the human papillomavirus among adults.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

United States Life Tables, 2013

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr66/nvsr66_03.pdf

Complete period life tables for the U.S. by race, Hispanic origin, and sex based on death rates in 2013.  Overall expectation of life  at birth was 78.8 years, unchanged from 2012.  Life expectancy at birth declined for both the white population and the non-Hispanic white population.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Prostate Cancer Screening: Draft Recommendations

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Headlines,Health/Medical

http://swemgovdocs.blogs.wm.edu/wp-admin/post-new.php

Presents text of latest draft recommendation for public comment and supporting information regarding PSA screening for men aged 55 to 69 and for those over 70.  Represents reversal of previous recommendation which found benefits of screening outweighing harms for those 55-69.  From the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

 

United States Life Tables, 2013

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr66/nvsr66_03.pdf

Complete period life tables for the U.S. by race, Hispanic origin, and sex based on death rates in 2013.  Overall expectation of life  at birth was 78.8 years, unchanged from 2012.  Life expectancy at birth declined for both the white population and the non-Hispanic white population.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Drug Poisoning Mortality: United States, 1999-2015

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data-visualization/drug-poisoning-mortality/

“Storyboard” treatment of drug poisoning deaths at the national, state, and county levels.  Slider device enables retrieval of information by demographic characteristics.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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