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Monday, October 20, 2014
The Medical College Admission Test has been revised, and the latest changes, including more humanities such as social sciences, are due to be implemented next April, according to a report from the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Monday, October 20, 2014
From 2001 to 2010 the volume of patient-to-physician electronic messages increased, but the rate per-capita stabilized, according to research published in the October issue of Health Affairs.
Friday, October 17, 2014
A Manhattan Research survey recently found that many physicians believe digital communication technologies, including mobile apps, can be used to improve patient outcomes, according to an article published Oct. 8 in Medical Economics.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Malpractice reform may not keep physicians from ordering unnecessary and expensive tests, according to a study published in the Oct. 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Reform of malpractice laws as well as inclusion of patients in medical decision making may help reduce overdiagnosis and overtreatment, according to an article published online Oct. 14 in The BMJ.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
By Rachel Lutz
Studying vascular endothelial growth factor could lead to a new type of painkiller, according to a study published in Neurobiology of Disease.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Prescription opioid analgesics play an important and legitimate role for surgical patients, and proper use by surgeons ensures that patients find the pain relief they need with few adverse events.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The percentage of American patients who experience serious postoperative pain appears to have fallen significantly over the past decade, a new survey reveals. These findings were presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, held from Oct. 11 to 15 in New Orleans.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Silence and listening to jazz music can reduce heart rate after surgery, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, held from Oct. 11 to 15 in New Orleans.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Anesthesia-related complications in the United States have fallen by more than half, while the overall death rate has remained the same, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, held from Oct. 11 to 15 in New Orleans.
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