By Jeanette Wick
As more pediatric surgical procedures being conducted as same-day procedures, parents are assuming responsibility for their children’s immediate post-operative pain management.
Physicians and health care providers must be aware of their potential liability when ordering screening tests, according to an article published July 24 in Medical Economics.
Orthopedic trauma patients who seek multiple narcotic providers postoperatively are at greater risk of prescription drug abuse, according to research published in the Aug. 6 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
Extra time spent counseling patients and coordinating care can be billed using evaluation and management (E/M) and prolonged service codes, according to an article published July 24 in Medical Economics.
Most US hospitals and office-based physicians have adopted electronic health records, according to two studies published in the August issue of Health Affairs.
Use of medical consultations for surgical patients varies widely among hospitals, according to a study published online Aug. 4 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Repeated measurements of low back pain-related variables are necessary to identify patterns in a fluctuating condition, according to a study published in the August 1 issue of The Spine Journal.
Integrating telemedicine raises various considerations, including operational and legal issues, according to an article published July 24 in Medical Economics.
By Jacquelyn Gray
Although many fibromyalgia patients complain of chronic pain throughout their bodies, treatment has been difficult. However, in a new study, lidocaine injected into peripheral tissues reduced pain sensitivity.
Evidence suggests there may be an association between cervical manipulative therapy and cervical artery dissections, according to an American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association scientific statement published online August 7 in Stroke.