Providers and hospitals are making slow progress toward achieving meaningful use stage 2, according to an article published July 10 in Medical Economics.
Guideline statements have been developed for the diagnosis, prevention, and follow-up of patients with kidney stones, and published in the August issue of The Journal of Urology.
Medicare support for graduate medical education should be restructured and based on its value and contribution to the nation's health needs, according to a report published July 29 by the Institute of Medicine.
Pharmaceutical sales representatives' access to physicians is continuing to decrease, even in previously rep-friendly specialties, according to a report published by ZS Associates.
Most Americans focus on provider quality related to doctor-patient interactions rather than effectiveness of care when defining provider quality, according to a report published by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
By Jeannette Wick
Clinicians must anticipate changes in kidney function during acute illness and surgical procedures, as well as frequently reassess metformin use in older patients, since kidney function declines predictably with age.
By Jackie Syrop
During the first open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act, more than 10 million Americans gained health insurance coverage.
There has been a decrease in the number of uninsured following the open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act, according to a report published online July 23 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
No significant cost savings are achieved by using a recombinant tissue plasminogen activator and twice-weekly heparin as a locking solution for dialysis catheters compared to heparin alone three times per week, according to a study published online July 10 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
Blood donations to the American Red Cross are down substantially, and the agency says an "emergency situation" could arise within weeks.