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GM Crops and Regulation

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-482.pdf

Summarizes the evidence to date on the impact of genetically modified crops on human health and the environment, describes recent technological developments, and examines their likely consequences for proposed reforms of GM regulation.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

The Concentration of Health Care Expenditures and Related Expenses for Costly Medical Conditions, 2012

Categories: Health/Medical,Mental Health,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st455/stat455.pdf

Reports on the most expensive medical conditions and the concentration of spending for these conditions.  5 percent of the population accounted for 50 percent of overall health care  spending.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Expenditures for Mental Health Among Adults, Ages 18-64, 2009-2011: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Mental Health,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st454/stat454.pdf

Mental health spending for an annual average of 27.5 million adults with disorders totaled $48 billion annually in the 2009-2011 period.  Also provides statistics on what the money was spent on and the primary payer.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Costs for Hospital Stays in the United States, 2012

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb181-Hospital-Costs-United-States-2012.pdf

Covers the distribution of hospital inpatient costs in 2012 by expected primary payer and type of hospital stay, the growth in mean hospital costs between 2003 and 2012 by type of stay, patient age, and primary payer, and the components of cost growth.   From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Characteristics of Medicaid and Uninsured Hospitalizations, 2012

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb182-Medicaid-Uninsured-Hospitalizations-2012.pdf

Reports that Medicaid was the primary insurance payer for 20.9% of inpatient hospital stays in the U.S. in 2012.  Provides statistics on characteristics of hospital stays paid by Medicaid, by private insurance, and those that were uninsured. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Ebola Virus Disease: Information for U.S. Healthcare Workers

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical

http://www.hrsa.gov/ebola/

A series of information files on such topics as infection prevention and control, guidance on using personal protective equipment, and ebola-associated medical waste management.  From the Health Resources and Services Administration

 

Estimating the Future Number of Cases in the Ebola Epidemic: Liberia and Sierra Leone, 2014-2015

Categories: Africa,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/su6303a1.htm

Describes the use of a modeling tool to estimate the number of Ebola cases that West African nations may have to deal with.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Women: Stay Healthy at Any Age

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

http://www.ahrq.gov/patients-consumers/prevention/lifestyle/healthy-women.html

Describes which screening tests are needed, when to get them, which medicines may prevent disease, and other steps women can take for good health.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

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