Is General Practice good value for money?

Last year taxpayers spent A$6.3 billion on GP services through Medicare, about 6% of the total government health expenditure. The authors of the Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH) program their assessment of whether this represented good value for money. Their conclusion, as outlined in the infographic above, is that We get the best bang for our buck from General...

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Mediterranean Diet wins again!

Diabetes Care. 2014 Apr 10. [Epub ahead of print] The Effects of a Mediterranean Diet on Need for Diabetes Drugs and Remission of Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes: Follow-up of a Randomized Trial – Esposito K1, Maiorino MI, Petrizzo M, Bellastella G, Giugliano D. There can now be little doubt that we all need to move to Tuscany. In this 8 year follow up of a previous study, the low carb...

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Main meal at breakfast or dinner?

HHigh Caloric intake at breakfast vs. dinner differentially influences weight loss of overweight and obese women. [Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013] – PubMed – NCBI Having your main meal at breakfast, rather than dinner, has some benefits. However, I’m sticking to dinner. Much more fun. OBJECTIVE: Few studies examined the association between time-of-day of nutrient intake and the...

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How many Calories per day for maintained weight loss?

Effects of prescribing 1,000 versus 1,500 kilocalories per day in the behavioral treatment of obesity: a randomized trial. [Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013] – PubMed – NCBI: “” Controversy exists regarding the optimal energy prescription to promote successful long-term behavioral management of obesity. Prescribing intake of 1,000 (vs. 1,500) kcal/day may produce larger...

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500 steps…..

I’m very happy with the service and the quality and i recommend your website to my friends whenever i get the chance. ? Canadian drugs are only shipped from our affiliated Canadian dispensary. See the full gallery on Posterous 500 steps ….Straight up Kings Canyon.Plus a 7 hour drive to Alice.Brendan, you would have been proud of my 4WD expertise on the dirt back roads...

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Performance Improvement in Health Care — Seizing the Moment — NEJM

Perspective Performance Improvement in Health Care — Seizing the Moment David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P. April 25, 2012 (10.1056/NEJMp1203427) Article References We have an unprecedented opportunity to create a high-performance health system in the United States. Recent statutes, including the Affordable Care Act, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and the Health...

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