Drug costs are projected to rise 3 to 5 percent across all care settings in 2014, according to a study published in the March 15 issue of the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy.
Interoperability of electronic health record systems is a national priority of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, according to an article published March 4 in Medical Economics.
Chronic hyperglycemia (A1C >8 percent) is associated with poor surgical outcomes, as measured by an increased hospital length of stay, according to a study published in the March issue of Diabetes Care.
Patients undergoing two-year gonadotrophin treatment reported significantly improved physical, social, and psychological quality of life scores.
For Medicare beneficiaries with prostate cancer, stereotactic body radiation therapy is less expensive than intensity-modulated radiation therapy, but is associated with more genitourinary toxicity, according to a study published online March 10 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Inconsistencies between ClinicalTrials.gov and medical journals’ reporting are raising questions about the editing and disseminating process.
Physicians are being given the opportunity to describe what resources they need in order to transition to value-based models of care, according to a report published by the American Medical Association.
For patients with kidney transplants, a urine test could detect dysfunction easier than by invasive measures, according to a study published in the March issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
Although patients with prostate cancer endorse multiple sources of information, they report greatest satisfaction with information from the treating physician about patient outcomes, according to research to be published in the May issue of The Journal of Urology.
For women undergoing surgery for vaginal prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, outcomes for two common transvaginal approaches are comparable, and perioperative behavioral therapy with pelvic floor muscle training does not improve surgical outcomes, according to a study published in the March 12 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.