Since the Affordable Care Act extended dependent health coverage to young adults up to 26 years old, the percentage of this age group with private health insurance has increased and the percentage with gaps in insurance coverage has decreased, according to a December data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.
By Jackie Syrop
Results of a large national survey published online in JAMA Psychiatry show that outpatient visits resulting in mental health diagnoses have increased significantly in the United States, especially among children and adolescents.
In the coming decades, the global burden of dementia will shift even further from richer countries to poorer countries, especially rapidly developing middle-income countries, according to an Alzheimer's Disease International policy brief. The brief is being published ahead of the G8 Dementia Summit, which will be held in London on Dec. 11.
Recommendations to effectively address the problem of prescription drug abuse are presented in a policy position paper from the American College of Physicians (ACP), published online Dec. 10 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Outpatient physicians report more emotional exhaustion than inpatient physicians, according to a review published in the November issue of the Journal of Hospital Medicine.
A practical approach may be used to offer mind-body regulation training to medical students, according to research published in the Fall issue of the Annals of Behavioral Science and Medical Education.
Women who are happy with their weight are more likely to be happy in their relationship, have greater self-esteem, and be less self-conscious about their body, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the British Psychological Society's Division of Clinical Psychology, held from Dec. 4 to 6 in York, U.K.
The final hospital outpatient and ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payment rule will give hospitals and ASCs the ability to lower costs, according to a report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).