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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Adding chest radiation to chemotherapy allows some people with small-cell lung cancer to live longer and cuts recurrence rates by nearly 50%, European researchers report. The research was published online Sept. 14 in The Lancet to coincide with presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology, held from Sept. 14 to 18 in San Francisco.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Just over one-quarter of US children with acute respiratory tract infections have bacterial illness, yet antimicrobials are prescribed twice as frequently as expected during ARTI outpatient visits, according to a study published online Sept. 15 in Pediatrics.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Household income is tied to significant differences in hospitalizations for ambulatory-care-sensitive respiratory conditions, according to a study published in the September/October issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.
Monday, September 15, 2014
The new consumer retail market in U.S. healthcare is necessary and will benefit consumers, and as consumers take on more costs of care, access to information to help them make informed decisions is crucial, according to a recent white paper published by Vitals.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Individuals aged 65 to 74 years with a history of smoking should not be excluded from screening with low-dose computed tomography for lung cancer, according to researchers who published their study findings online Sept. 9 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Friday, September 12, 2014
A family doctor who was involved in a malpractice suit describes the impact on her practice of medicine in an article published online in the September/October issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Perceived inability to access timely follow-up care and uncertainty and fear about disease progression are the main reasons for return visits to the emergency department, according to a study published online Sept. 2 in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
More than one-third of the small number of reanalyses of randomized clinical trials have implied conclusions different from those of the original articles, according to a study published online Sept. 9 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
For patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) receiving combination therapy with tiotropium, salmeterol, and glucocorticoids, the risk of exacerbations is similar for stepwise glucocorticoid withdrawal and continued glucocorticoid therapy, according to a study published online Sept. 8 in the New England Journal of Medicine to coincide with the European Respiratory Society's International Congress, held Sept. 6 to 10 in Munich.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
For some young people in the United States, the cost of paying a penalty for not buying health insurance will be lower than the lowest-cost insurance, according to a study published online Sept. 9 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Physician's Money Digest
American hospitals reported 38.6 million stays in 2011 and in 24.3 million of those visits, some type of medical procedure was performed (often multiple procedures).
A new study finds narrow health networks can help reduce healthcare costs without impacting the quality of care patients receive.