Patients treated for acute respiratory infections by a doctor on a telephone or live video are as likely to be prescribed an antibiotic as those treated in person. However, patients treated virtually are more often prescribed a broad-spectrum antibiotic, which is concerning because overuse of the drugs increases costs and contributes to antibiotic resistance.
Among a sample of Ugandan couples with an HIV-positive partner who hope to conceive, about one-third used a "safer" conception method such as timed unprotected intercourse to reduce HIV transmission, but only about half were aware of such methods.
Backyard poultry raisers in urban, peri-urban, and rural settings in north Vietnam tend to perceive the highest risk of bird flu in settings where they do not live, which may decrease precautions they take to manage and prevent disease.
This pilot evaluation of Startup Tech assesses whether 12th-grade students experienced either improved self-efficacy or changes in their college and career plans during the year in which they were in the program.
Americans spend billions of dollars out of pocket seeking relief from chronic conditions in alternative schools of health, such as acupuncture or chiropractic. What would it take to more fully integrate such practices into the mainstream?
Based on subjective survival probability questions in the Health and Retirement Study HRS, we use an econometric model to estimate the determinants of individual-level uncertainty about personal longevity.
The policy challenges associated with coverage, licensure, scope of practice, institutional privileges, and research may prevent complementary and alternative medicine professionals from practicing to the full extent of their capabilities.
Inmates who participate in any kind of educational program behind bars are up to 43 percent less likely to reoffend and return to prison. They also appear to be far more likely to find a job after their release.
A bewildering array of curricula and materials is available to support K–12 financial education. This reviewing tool helps educators assess which to use, and to better understand the strengths and gaps in the curriculum currently in use.
Financial service providers often have better information about their wares than consumers. Disclosure is a policy tool designed to address this by giving consumers valuable information. But it may not provide enough support in helping them make more informed decisions.
Financial advisers can play an important role with helping individuals make better financial decisions and improving their financial situations. But does working with a financial adviser improve savings behavior, particularly saving for retirement?
This review compares financial advice markets in a cross-section of countries where regulatory changes aimed at improving the quality of financial advice have recently been made, to determine how such changes have affected them.
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treats the whole person, but political definitions of CAM have focused only on treatment methods. Policies that impact patient access and care need to consider the full scope of CAM professions.
A systematic review of the evidence of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness on changing the public's risk related behaviour pertaining to antimicrobial use to inform a NICE public health guideline aimed at delaying antimicrobial resistance.