The document summarizes scientific evidence supporting lifestyle interventions.
Today anyone can find out about the scientific basis for behavior change interventions with the click of a mouse,’ says David Shih, MD, MS, ACPM senior director for medical affairs The web site also describes ACPM’s activities in Lifestyle Medicine, like the formation of the approach to life Medicine Task Force and development of a clinical preventive and lifestyle medication track for the Preventive Medication 2010 meeting in Washington, DC. ACPM commissioned the literature review in planning for hosting a blue ribbon panel of physician experts and representatives from leading primary care and additional medical associations on July 27 and 28. This panel reached consensus on a draft set of domains and competencies that define a minimum base of knowledge, skills, and attitudes physicians should possess to impact evidence-based lifestyle methods to disease administration and prevention.Collaboration and data sharing between firms have improved. Groups are focusing their efforts in cities defined as hot spots. The results are encouraging. Czarnecki's research implies that for each and every dollar spent to control fraud from 2009-2011, $7 was returned. In fiscal year 2011, $2.5 billion of Medicare funds were recovered; in 2012, a lot more than $3 billion was recovered. Every dollar that is saved from fraudsters could be reallocated for some useful purpose such as providing better health care or reducing general health treatment costs, Czarnecki says.