Rates of cancer screening and provider counseling are currently below the Healthy People 2020 targets, according to a study published Feb. 27 in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Preventing Chronic Disease.
Medical schools are beginning to change their curriculum to address ways to eliminate health disparities, according to the American Medical Association.
Value-based insurance design plans with certain features aside from solely lowering cost sharing can increase medication adherence, according to a study published in the March issue of Health Affairs.
Inpatients frequently receive antibiotics, and in many cases antibiotic prescribing could be improved, according to a report published in the March 4 early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly.
For US health care facilities, participation in the World Health Organization global campaign to improve hand hygiene practices is associated with improved hand hygiene, according to a study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.
Human subjects protections policies do not provide regulatory coverage for all clinical trials, while up to about a quarter of trials are considered overlap trials, according to a research letter published in the March 5 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Preliminary research data revealed a significantly higher incidence of opioid-induced constipation among patients taking opioid analgesics for chronic non-cancer pain than self-reported constipation complaints suggest.
The top U.S. internal medicine residency programs have been ranked by physicians and include Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and the University of California in San Francisco, according to an article published by U.S. News & World Report.
The prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is about 1 percent, with 2.7 million US residents estimated as having chronic HCV infection, according to a study published in the March 4 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Colonoscopy quality and safety are comparable for nurse and physician endoscopy trainees, according to a study published in the March issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.