A right-wing ‘power grab’ in the Socialist Health Association could help to privatise the NHS further

On 23 July, Skwawkbox published revelations about alleged voting, constitutional, and financial irregularities at the Labour Party affiliated Socialist Health Association (SHA). Since the publication of that article, further allegations have come to light. Some members of the SHA, who wish to remain anonymous, spoke to The Canary about these allegations. In particular, they discussed how the current leadership has dealt with them. One longstanding member described events in the SHA as a “power grab by the right”. This “power grab” could go beyond the voluntary SHA to destroy the NHS as a healthcare provider that’s “free at the point of delivery”. Campaigning for “health and well-being” Founded…

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We are facing a mental health crisis and low-pay workers are being hit hardest

Coronavirus (Covid-19) has hit the mental health of the poorest workers the hardest, a study has found. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Oxford, found that lower-paid workers have borne the brunt of job and income losses during the pandemic. This has led to a larger impact on their mental health. Of people experiencing economic consequences of coronavirus, lower-paid workers were twice as likely to report depression and health anxiety. Doctor Dirk Witteveen, co-author of the study, said: The economic burden of the COVID-19 lockdown disproportionately fell on the shoulders of workers in lower prestige-ranked jobs – those with lower-pay and lower-skill. They were confronted…

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Cost utility analysis: health economic studies

This page is part of a guide to evaluating digital health products. Cost utility analysis (CUA) is one type of economic evaluation that can help you compare the costs and effects of alternative interventions. CUA measures health effects in terms of both quantity (life years) and quality of life. These are combined into a single measure of health: quality-adjusted life years (QALYs). CUA can help you understand how far your product extends people’s lives (life year gains) and improves the quality of life compared to alternative options. The incremental cost and incremental effect (QALY) of your product is then combined into a single metric, the cost per QALY…

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Cost effectiveness analysis: health economic studies

This page is part of a guide to evaluating digital health products. Cost effectiveness analysis (CEA) is one type of economic evaluation that compares the costs and effects of alternative health interventions. CEA focuses on assessing the intervention’s impact on clinical measures, unlike other types of economic evaluation that consider broader effects. CEA measures effects in physical units of health outcomes. These are typically clinical outcomes, such as blood pressure and cardiovascular events. CEA enables you to compare the costs and health effects of your digital product with alternatives, as long as the effects of the different interventions are measured in the same units. The incremental cost and…

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DOJ Prioritizes Health Care Fraud in the Pandemic

The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) recently announced its largest ever health care fraud and opioid enforcement action.  In a coordinated effort, DOJ charged 345 defendants with more than $6 billion in fraud losses for submitting false and fraudulent claims to federal health care programs and private insurers. The nationwide enforcement operation has been in motion since April and is the product of inter-agency cooperation between the Criminal Division, Fraud Section’s Health Care Fraud Unit, the Health Care Fraud and Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid (ARPO) Strike Force program, local U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, HHS-OIG, FBI, and DEA. While the opioid crisis has long been a target of federal prosecutors, it…

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“I Feel for Them”: Son of Former White House Butler Says Trump Endangered Health of Residence Staff

Charles Allen, whose father Eugene Allen worked as a butler at the White House for 34 years, says President Trump’s reckless actions following his COVID-19 hospitalization are threatening the health of the domestic staff at the White House. “As my dad used to say, they were the little people that made it possible for the big people to do what they did,” he says. Eugene Allen, who served eight presidents, from Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan, died in 2010, but his life story became the basis of the 2013 film “The Butler,” starring Forest Whitaker. Source link

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"I Feel for Them": Son of Former White House Butler Says Trump Endangered Health of Residence Staff

Charles Allen, whose father Eugene Allen worked as a butler at the White House for 34 years, says President Trump’s reckless actions following his COVID-19 hospitalization are threatening the health of the domestic staff at the White House. “As my dad used to say, they were the little people that made it possible for the big people to do what they did,” he says. Eugene Allen, who served eight presidents, from Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan, died in 2010, but his life story became the basis of the 2013 film “The Butler,” starring Forest Whitaker. Source link

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