Staff performance in medical practices needs to be appropriately managed and measured with performance goals, according to an article published Dec. 25 in Medical Economics.
Until recently, it was unclear whether high-protein diets accelerate renal disease in susceptible individuals — including the roughly half of all diabetics who experience complete renal failure as a result of elevated glucose levels overworking the kidneys.
The question of whether to stop publishing research funded by the drug industry is addressed in a head-to-head piece published online Jan. 15 in BMJ.
Some medical schools are offering an accelerated three-year program, according to a report from Kaiser Health News.
The rationale behind the decision making processes of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is discussed in three articles published in the Jan. 22/29 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The impact of Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act on physicians' primary care practices will vary geographically, according to an article published Dec. 25 in Medical Economics.
Since 2000, increased federal funding for community health centers has helped low-income adults get access to primary care and dental care, according to a study published online Dec. 18 in Health Services Research.
Researchers estimate 43% of the roughly 3.1 million kidney stone episodes among US diabetics are related to type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), while another 680,000 cases may result from poor glycemic control.
The likelihood of unplanned admission is increased with polypharmacy, but the association is modified by the number of long-term conditions, according to a study published online Jan. 16 in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.
A community pharmacy-based medication synchronization program can improve medication adherence, according to a study conducted by the National Community Pharmacists Association.