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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Few people know how to use epinephrine injectors and asthma inhalers as directed, according to a new study published in the January issue of the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Digital self-scheduling is set to increase considerably in the next 5 years, according to a report published by Accenture.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Staff members who perceive a work climate of crisis mode in their hospital units say that it leads to problems in exchanging patient information, according to research published online Dec. 10 in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Under the Affordable Care Act, information must be made available to allow the public to compare physicians, although there are considerable challenges surrounding the development of the physician performance website, Physician Compare. These challenges are addressed in a health policy brief published online Dec. 11 in Health Affairs.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
With the issuing of the new US Senate report on interrogations, the American Medical Association is reminding physicians of their ethical obligations relating to torture and interrogation.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Public disclosure of the potential harms of antibiotic use is associated with a reduction in antibiotic prescription rates for upper respiratory tract infection, according to a research letter published online Dec. 15 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
For individuals without airflow obstruction or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, greater emphysema-like lung on computed tomography (CT) is associated with all-cause mortality, according to a study published in the Dec. 16 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Consent and purpose are important for public support of secondary uses of electronic health information, according to a study published in the Dec. 16 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
A new screening test designed to estimate a person's risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Patient diaries kept during a hospital stay in the intensive care unit for a critical illness may be used as a therapeutic tool to assist survivors in recovery after discharge, according to research published online Dec. 8 in the Journal of Clinical Nursing.
Physician's Money Digest
Support for the mandate that large employers provide health insurance varies significantly depending on how the question is asked.
Retiree optimism is up significantly in the fourth quarter, but investors remain more circumspect.