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6:19 am 27/08/2011

NHS medical centers beginning to ban unnecessary cesarean sections

Elective c-sections are a controversial practice to several individuals. The idea of a “designer birth” is abhorrent to a growing number of individuals. A group of public hospitals in Britain is banning all medically unneeded c-sections, because it’s unfair to ask the public to pay for an unneeded surgery. Article source: NHS medical centers prohibiting unnecessary cesarean sections

British and Oregon clinics have something in common

U.S. clinics in Oregon are changing the way they deal with elective cesarean sections before the completion of a full-term pregnancy. Those clinics asserted that delivering a baby earlier than full-term was not medically sound and too costly to allow. The Daily Mail states that hospitals in England are doing the same thing. The public health care in England called the National Health Service is encouraging some of its hospitals to not allow C-sections that aren't necessary. Opponents think NHS should not limit a women’s right to choose how to birth their child. Since health care is provided by the government, NHS claims the costs should not be covered.

Higher costs

In 2008, USA Today states that a vaginal birth was 75% less costly than a C-section. BizJournals.com claims Health care research by the U.S. Agency in 2003 compared the cost of a C-section at $11,524 while a traditional birth averaged $6,239 if both did not have complications. The British costs of the same procedures are approximately the same. The typical cesarean section in an NHS hospital cost the NHS 2,600 pounds. You can expect to conserve approximately 1,400 pounds with a traditional birth. NHS paid for c-sections that are elective and not required, if reduced by as little as 1% could save Britain’s 5.6 million pounds each year. 20 billion lbs is being subtracted from the yearly budget of NHS, says the Guardian. In 1980, only 9% of births in England were c-sections however now, ¼ of all births are c-sections. Concerns from the World Health Organizations (WHO) about the increasing numbers of c-sections has been voiced, and they say that there should never be a higher number of c-sections than 15% of the births.

It’s not black and white

Subsequent deliveries might be impacted by a previous cesarean section. A consideration has to be the risk of rupture of the uterus in deliveries after a delivery by c-section. With a VBAC, WebMD claims there is 5% or less chance of a tear to the uterus and Kansas.com in Wichita claims there is only a 1-2 % risk. Between 60 and 80 percent of VBACs are successful. However, fewer doctors are allowing them, as the rate of VBACs among women who have previously undergone a c-section fell from 28 percent in 1996 to 8.5 percent in 2006. Multiple c-sections put women at higher risk of infections, hemorrhaging and increases the chances of needing a hysterectomy.

Citations

Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2028443/Hospitals-ban-pregnant-women-having-c-sections-cost-cutting-move.html

USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2008-01-07-csections_N.htm

BizJournals: http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/stories/2006/05/15/focus4.html

The Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/aug/18/nhs-waiting-times-soar-cuts

WebMD: http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/vaginal-birth-after-cesarean-vbac-overview

Kansas.com: http://www.kansas.com/2011/08/16/1975653/factors-to-consider-before-second.html

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6:19 am 27/08/2011

NHS medical centers beginning to ban unnecessary cesarean sections

Elective c-sections are a controversial practice to several individuals. The idea of a “designer birth” is abhorrent to a growing number of individuals. A group of public hospitals in Britain is banning all medically unneeded c-sections, because it’s unfair to ask the public to pay for an unneeded surgery. Article source: NHS medical centers prohibiting unnecessary cesarean sections

British and Oregon clinics have something in common

U.S. clinics in Oregon are changing the way they deal with elective cesarean sections before the completion of a full-term pregnancy. Those clinics asserted that delivering a baby earlier than full-term was not medically sound and too costly to allow. The Daily Mail states that hospitals in England are doing the same thing. The public health care in England called the National Health Service is encouraging some of its hospitals to not allow C-sections that aren't necessary. Opponents think NHS should not limit a women’s right to choose how to birth their child. Since health care is provided by the government, NHS claims the costs should not be covered.

Higher costs

In 2008, USA Today states that a vaginal birth was 75% less costly than a C-section. BizJournals.com claims Health care research by the U.S. Agency in 2003 compared the cost of a C-section at $11,524 while a traditional birth averaged $6,239 if both did not have complications. The British costs of the same procedures are approximately the same. The typical cesarean section in an NHS hospital cost the NHS 2,600 pounds. You can expect to conserve approximately 1,400 pounds with a traditional birth. NHS paid for c-sections that are elective and not required, if reduced by as little as 1% could save Britain’s 5.6 million pounds each year. 20 billion lbs is being subtracted from the yearly budget of NHS, says the Guardian. In 1980, only 9% of births in England were c-sections however now, ¼ of all births are c-sections. Concerns from the World Health Organizations (WHO) about the increasing numbers of c-sections has been voiced, and they say that there should never be a higher number of c-sections than 15% of the births.

It’s not black and white

Subsequent deliveries might be impacted by a previous cesarean section. A consideration has to be the risk of rupture of the uterus in deliveries after a delivery by c-section. With a VBAC, WebMD claims there is 5% or less chance of a tear to the uterus and Kansas.com in Wichita claims there is only a 1-2 % risk. Between 60 and 80 percent of VBACs are successful. However, fewer doctors are allowing them, as the rate of VBACs among women who have previously undergone a c-section fell from 28 percent in 1996 to 8.5 percent in 2006. Multiple c-sections put women at higher risk of infections, hemorrhaging and increases the chances of needing a hysterectomy.

Citations

Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2028443/Hospitals-ban-pregnant-women-having-c-sections-cost-cutting-move.html

USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2008-01-07-csections_N.htm

BizJournals: http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/stories/2006/05/15/focus4.html

The Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/aug/18/nhs-waiting-times-soar-cuts

WebMD: http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/vaginal-birth-after-cesarean-vbac-overview

Kansas.com: http://www.kansas.com/2011/08/16/1975653/factors-to-consider-before-second.html

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5:46 am 20/08/2011

Federal bureau of investigation states cases of mortgage scams skyrocketing

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is cautioning against a growing number of cases of home loan scams, mostly from fraudulent loan applications. Troubled homeowners, according to the FBI, are also at risk for scams involving foreclosure prevention and home loan modification. Source of article: FBI claims cases of mortgage scams skyrocketing


Danger to those who do not pay their home loan

The FBI has released its latest figures for mortgage-related crime last year, reported by Reuters, and the agency is warning of an increase in mortgage-related crime. One of the largest cons out there targets individuals facing foreclosure. The con artists call this “foreclosure rescue.” A common scam are debt relief scams where individuals pay an upfront fee to get out of debt, and the foreclosure scams are very similar.


The truly dangerous individuals


Fake conveyances, principal reductions, and leasing to own leasebacks are a few of the scams the FBI reported. Areas with higher-than-average home values, such as New York, New Jersey and California, were the "hot-spots" for mortgage related scams. According to the Federal bureau of investigation, Las Vegas was the city with the highest number of home loan fraud investigations pending, but Florida accounted for 27 percent of all home loan fraud related cases. Troubled homeowners in those areas should be especially cautious.


The con artists love the industry

There is massive money to be made in conning those who own homes. The chairman of Taylor, Bean and Whitaker Mortgage Corp., Lee Farkas was given 30 years in prison for stealing $3 billion from home owners reported by the Christian Science Monitor. The state of New Jersey was able to get back $2.2 million stolen from home owners last year according the New Jersey Star-Ledger. The old saying still holds true, “if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.” Remember if you are having home loan problems, do not find somebody else, go to your lender.


Citations


Reuters


Christian Science Monitor


Federal Bureau of Investigation


New Jersey Star-Ledger


Reuters


Wikipedia on foreclosure schemes

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5:46 am 20/08/2011

Federal bureau of investigation states cases of mortgage scams skyrocketing

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is cautioning against a growing number of cases of home loan scams, mostly from fraudulent loan applications. Troubled homeowners, according to the FBI, are also at risk for scams involving foreclosure prevention and home loan modification. Source of article: FBI claims cases of mortgage scams skyrocketing


Danger to those who do not pay their home loan

The FBI has released its latest figures for mortgage-related crime last year, reported by Reuters, and the agency is warning of an increase in mortgage-related crime. One of the largest cons out there targets individuals facing foreclosure. The con artists call this “foreclosure rescue.” A common scam are debt relief scams where individuals pay an upfront fee to get out of debt, and the foreclosure scams are very similar.


The truly dangerous individuals


Fake conveyances, principal reductions, and leasing to own leasebacks are a few of the scams the FBI reported. Areas with higher-than-average home values, such as New York, New Jersey and California, were the "hot-spots" for mortgage related scams. According to the Federal bureau of investigation, Las Vegas was the city with the highest number of home loan fraud investigations pending, but Florida accounted for 27 percent of all home loan fraud related cases. Troubled homeowners in those areas should be especially cautious.


The con artists love the industry

There is massive money to be made in conning those who own homes. The chairman of Taylor, Bean and Whitaker Mortgage Corp., Lee Farkas was given 30 years in prison for stealing $3 billion from home owners reported by the Christian Science Monitor. The state of New Jersey was able to get back $2.2 million stolen from home owners last year according the New Jersey Star-Ledger. The old saying still holds true, “if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.” Remember if you are having home loan problems, do not find somebody else, go to your lender.


Citations


Reuters


Christian Science Monitor


Federal Bureau of Investigation


New Jersey Star-Ledger


Reuters


Wikipedia on foreclosure schemes

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