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By Jeannette Wick
Though hospital stay duration was once used as a surrogate outcome for surgical recovery, the increasing popularity of short-stay surgery has eliminated that measure, making it harder for hospitals to track recovery trajectories and more difficult for surgeons to plan physical, psychological, and social postoperative courses for prospective patients.
By Jacquelyn Gray
Although medications for alcohol use disorders are not widely utilized, a review published in a recent issue of JAMA highlighted several drugs that can effectively reduce alcohol consumption.
By Katie Eder, Managing Editor
Designated “meaningful users” of electronic health record systems do not deliver improved care for common chronic diseases.
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 Jackie Syrop
During the first open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act, more than 10 million Americans gained health insurance coverage.
A questionnaire improves discussion of psychosocial problems during genetic counseling sessions for cancer, according to research published online July 21 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
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.
Maternal smoking and nicotine replacement therapy during pregnancy are associated with increased risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children, according to research published online July 21 in Pediatrics.

The percentage of teens who admit to using synthetic human growth hormone jumped to 11% in 2013 -- more than double the 5% figure in 2012, according to a new survey from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.
Vitamin D deficiency is associated with schizophrenia, according to a review published online July 22 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Physician's Money Digest
Just because David A. Fleishman, MD, retired did not mean his specialty lost his interest. This former ophthalmic surgeon has become an internationally known expert on the history of vision aids.
In a potentially crippling setback to the Affordable Care Act, a panel of judges from a federal court of appeals ruled it is illegal for the federal government to provide subsidies for health insurance purchased through federally run exchanges.