Furosemide 40 mg tablets are used as a water pill. They are under the class of drugs called diuretics. Diuretics help in the elimination or secretion of unwanted body fluids that causes serious effects in the body. One of these serious unwanted body effects is Edema in which the furosemide 40 mg tablets are the best medication that intends to cure it. Edema is the swelling of some body parts caused by abnormal fluid formation between the interstitial spaces of some of our body tissues caused by some health conditions like high blood pressure, lung problems, heart problems, and liver problems. Furosemide 40 mg tablets works by discharging these fluids together with the urine by controlling some kidney functions. Typically, a doctor prescribes you with furosemide 40 mg tablets if you have too much water in the body. Read more…
Congratulations to Mr Obama on the passing of the truly odd health legislation -- a horse designed by a committee that came out a camel if ever there was one. Is the main intention to force private health insurers to take on 30 million new customers? Did I get that right? Free enterprise lives! Remarkably not a single "free-enterprise" Republican voted for it. But then neither did 34 "socialist" Democrats. No one from either party has much of an idea of how the scheme will play out. To hear them talk, it's going to sink each and every one of them who runs in the election this fall regardless of how they voted.
I've had many discussions with Americans about health care over the last five years most of them in airplanes. One seat mate asked if because of long waiting times had he lived in Canada would he have died of the "gall bladder attack" he'd just experienced. Another man. with a young family and no coverage, said he couldn't tolerate the government meddling in his affairs. A woman at a dinner party told me she couldn't bear the thought of the government "knowing everything about me." I suggested she embrace "single payer medical coverage" and address her ire at Electronic Medical Records (EMRs). She was puzzled the learn that in Canada far fewer doctors use EMRs than the US (see below).
It's high time we got serious about EMRs : 62 % of Canadians over age 65 take five or more prescriptions medicines a day. Fully 20% take 10 or more Rx medicines daily.
That's the conclusion of a new UBC study released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information that looked at drug use among more than one million seniors covered by public drug programs in six provinces from 2002 to 2008. Time spent by MDs trying to verify patient medication use could be "virtually" eliminated with more aggressive adoption of EMRs.
Only 37% of MDs here use electronic records and though that’s up from 20 % in 2006, we lag behind most of the other players. In Holland the number is 99% of family doctors using EMR. It's over 90% in Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the UK and Italy. Germany clocks in at 72%, France at 68%, even the US counts 46% of their physicians in the EMR user column.
Posted by David Elkins and others at 8:35 PM