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https://read.qxmd.com/read/38802091/mortality-risk-of-low-bmi-in-life-insurance-applicants
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Steven J Rigatti, Robert Stout
OBJECTIVES: -This study seeks to quantify the mortality effect of low levels of body mass index (BMI) on life insurance applicants who, based on their laboratory profile and other information, appear to be suitable for life insurance coverage. BACKGROUND: -It has been demonstrated that low BMI is associated with higher mortality risk than normal or near-normal BMI. METHODS: -Data were collected from over 4.7 million life insurance applicants with available BMI tested between 1995 and 2021, and vital status was assessed via the Social Security Death Master File...
July 1, 2024: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38802090/health-predictions-in-latin-america
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Javier González Maciel, Elyssa Del Valle, Charles Lutz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1, 2024: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38802089/jim-reading-list
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1, 2024: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38802088/basics-of-artificial-intelligence-ai-modeling
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REVIEW
Rodney C Richie
A key-word search of artificial intelligence, artificial intelligence in medicine, and artificial intelligence models was done in PubMed and Google Scholar yielded more than 100 articles that were reviewed for summation in this article.
July 1, 2024: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38802087/how-the-medical-director-should-use-data-sources
#5
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Jean-Marc Fix
The life insurance industry is transitioning towards precision underwriting driven by increased data availability and access to advanced analytical tools. Effectively utilizing diverse data sources in life insurance underwriting presents an opportunity for medical directors to fully leverage their skillset in this evolving environment. By navigating these changes, balancing the value of data against its limitations, and fostering collaborative approaches to enhance risk assessment and underwriting processes, medical directors can maintain a pivotal role in the life insurance companies of tomorrow...
July 1, 2024: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38802086/life-and-disability-insurance-for-people-with-or-at-risk-of-hiv-aligning-policy-with-evidence
#6
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Benjamin Grobman, Michael J Silverberg, Julia L Marcus
Antiretroviral medications have substantially improved life expectancy for people with HIV. These medications are also highly effective in preventing HIV acquisition in people who do not have HIV, a strategy known as HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Despite these advances, some life and disability insurers continue to deny or limit coverage for people with HIV, and some have even refused to cover people who are using PrEP to protect themselves. These policies unfairly deny people with HIV, PrEP users, and their families the peace of mind and financial protection that can come with life and disability insurance coverage...
July 1, 2024: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38802085/diabetes-following-covid-19-infection-is-it-common
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REVIEW
Timothy Meagher
New-onset diabetes mellitus following COVID-19 infection has been frequently reported. This article will review the evidence that supports this observation and provide an opinion about its validity and relevance to insured cohorts.
July 1, 2024: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38802084/editor-s-welcome
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EDITORIAL
Rodney C Richie
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1, 2024: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38802083/as-we-start-a-new-journey-together
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EDITORIAL
Michael Moore
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1, 2024: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38802082/comment-on-chatgpt-how-closely-should-we-be-watching
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LETTER
Hinpetch Daungsupawong, Viroj Wiwanitkit
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1, 2024: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38358929/breast-cancer-20-year-comparative-mortality-and-survival-analysis-by-age-sex-race-ethnicity-stage-grade-disease-duration-selected-icd-o-3-oncophenotypes-and-cohort-entry-time-period
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Anthony F Milano
Breast cancer remains the most common non-cutaneous malignancy in women in both Europe and the United States and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths. In this breast cancer mortality and survival study, a US retrospective population-based analysis of 656,501 microscopically confirmed breast cancer cases, 1975-2019, data is derived from the NCI Surveillance Epidemiology & End Results Program, SEER*Stat 8.4.0.1.
July 1, 2023: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38358928/tongue-carcinoma-20-year-comparative-survival-and-mortality-analysis-by-age-sex-race-stage-grade-cohort-entry-time-period-and-disease-duration
#12
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Anthony F Milano
Cancer of the tongue is an uncommon cancer site, with only 31,378 cases in the SEER 1975-2017 database, fewer than 1% of all reported cancers. This article updates trends in incidence, prevalence, short and long-term survival and mortality of tongue carcinoma.
July 1, 2023: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38358927/jim-reading-list
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1, 2023: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38358926/a-farewell-message-from-the-retiring-editor-in-chief
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Ross MacKenzie
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1, 2023: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38358925/chatgpt-how-closely-should-we-be-watching
#15
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Timothy Meagher
ChatGPT is about to make major inroads into clinical medicine. This article discusses the pros and cons of its use.
July 1, 2023: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38358924/metabolic-muddle-masld-and-mash-on-the-horizon
#16
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Timothy Meagher
NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease) and NASH (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis) are time-honored acronyms, with widely popular acceptance. Experts now recommend discarding them in favor of MASLD for "metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease" and MASH for "metabolic dysfunction-associated steatohepatitis." The reasons for this change are explored and an argument about why the change is confusing, is advanced. Should these acronyms become clinically popular, risk assessment manuals will require updates...
July 1, 2023: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38358923/new-insurance-product-needed-for-physicians-coverage-for-sham-peer-review-and-hospital-immunity
#17
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Rainer W G Gruessner, Robert Poston, Farid Gharagozloo
This commentary article highlights the need for an insurance product for hospital-employed physicians that provides coverage against sham peer review and a complete defense against wrongful hospital allegations of incompetent, whistleblowing, or disruptive behavior.
July 1, 2023: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38358922/from-benign-to-malignant-the-arrival-of-pituitary-neuroendocrine-tumors-pitnets
#18
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Timothy Meagher
Pituitary adenomas were recently reclassified as "neuroendocrine tumors," and are now considered to be cancers. The evolution and justification for this change are described. Critical illness policies, which currently provide coverage of pituitary adenomas under the "Benign Brain Tumor" provision must now be modified to reflect this new taxonomy. This change also prompts questions about the use of the words 'benign' and 'tumor' in critical illness policies.
July 1, 2023: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37725503/non-hodgkin-lymphoma-nodal-and-extranodal-20-year-comparative-mortality-survival-biologic-behavior-analysis-by-age-sex-race-stage-cell-morphology-histology-cohort-entry-time-period-and-disease-duration-a-systematic-review-of-384-651-total-nhl-cases-including
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Anthony F Milano
UNLABELLED: During the past 5 decades, there have been reports of increases in the incidence and mortality rates of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in the United States and globally. The ability to address the epidemiologic diversity, prognosis and treatment of NHL depends on the use of an accurate and consistent classification system. Historically, uniform treatment for NHL has been hampered by the lack of a systematic taxonomy of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Before 1982, there were 6 competing classification schemes with contending terminologies for NHL: the Rappaport, Lukes-Collins, Kiel, World Health Organization, British, and Dorfman systems without consensus as to which system is most satisfactory regarding clinical relevance, scientific accuracy and reproducibility and presenting a difficult task for abstractors of incidence information...
July 1, 2023: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37725502/methods-for-inclusive-underwriting-of-breast-cancer-risk-with-machine-learning-and-innovative-algorithms
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Manuel Plisson, Antoine Moll, Valentine Sarrazin, Denis Charles, Thibault Antoine, Razvan Ionescu, Odile Koehren, Eric Raymond
INTRODUCTION: -Due to early detection and improved therapies, the prevalence of long-term breast cancer survivors is increasing. This has increased the need for more inclusive underwriting in individuals with a history of breast cancer. Herein, we developed a method using algorithm aiming facilitating the underwriting of multiple parameters in breast cancer survivors. METHODS: -Variables and data were extracted from the SEER database and analyzed using 4 different machine learning based algorithms (Logistic Regression, GA2M, Random Forest, and XGBoost) that were compared with Kaplan Meier survival estimates...
July 1, 2023: Journal of Insurance Medicine
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