"CAYACS is a multi-project research program in Cancer Survivor research. This program looks at the risks of later problems among young cancer survivors, their healthcare, education and lifeskills needs, as well as providing information for decision makers to optimize care for maximum quality of life.
This group of about 3,000 seniors were in the hospital 30,000 fewer days in the year after moving to Assisted Living compared to the year prior.
If the average cost of acute care is $1,000 per day, this is a cost avoidance of about 30 million dollars.
Increasing the gestational age of a newborn baby by one week reduces the length of a NICU stay by 3.3 days.
In the period studied here, there were 2704 babies born prematurely who needed NICU treatment. If one day in NICU costs $1,000*, adding just one week to each child’s gestational age would translate into a cost avoidance of nearly 9 million dollars.
"It is still possible that some patients gain long-term benefit from beta-interferon drugs. We are currently working toward identifying who those potential treatment responders might be."
Dr Afsaneh Shirani, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine (Neurology), University of British Columbia
"This study provided the evidence needed to reassure low-risk women that homebirth is no more risky than birth in a hospital. The subsequent advocacy for homebirth for healthy women attended by registered midwives marks a new level of visibility and approval. An increase in rates of home birth could ultimately save the health care system a great deal of money.."