Higher likelihood of readmission, developing abscess; more follow-up needed in year after admission.
Facilitator-led sites had a higher percentage of patients who reported equal participation with their provider in making asthma treatment decisions vs the lunch-and-learn sites.
Researchers are concerned that the increased focus on sexual harassment resulting from the #MeToo campaign may cause negative health outcomes.
Administration hopes to identify the systemic factors that contribute to this problem.
Publicly available online ratings of emergency departments and urgent care centers provide important insights for health systems.
Intervention included educational deprescribing information to patients, physicians.
The results highlight the importance of evaluating and monitoring cognitive function in individuals with recent critical illness or major infections, especially if they are already at risk for dementia.
EHR usability issues contribute to 36% of med errors; 18.8% may have caused harm.
Efforts needed in implementing routine assessments of needs, facilitating personalized referrals.
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans provides recommendations for physical activity that have the potential to reduce the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia, and several cancers.
Updated cholesterol guidelines offer more personalized cardiovascular disease risk assessment.
A birth control coverage opt-out for employers was finalized by the Trump administration on Wednesday.
Gaps in quality, safety competencies between bachelor's, associate degree nursing grads increase.
One-view digital breast tomosynthesis with a reduced compression force detected breast cancer with higher sensitivity and lower specificity than 2-view digital mammography.
Evidence-based medicine is the cornerstone of clinical practice.
Black women, women living in poverty, and those with higher levels of distrust are less likely to report barriers to timely screening mammography.
Trick-or-treating is a rite of passage for some, but has the potential to become deadly.
Advanced practice providers were found to prescribe more opioids and in larger quantities compared with other physicians.
HHS study shows Medicare pays 80 percent more than other countries for certain prescription drugs
The efficacy of nonpharmacologic agents for wound care should encourage discussion of their usefulness and appropriateness in wound management.
While primary care physicians overwhelmingly recommend pneumococcal vaccines, there is a gap in their knowledge of how to implement related vaccine recommendations.
Patients managed with intensive blood pressure reduction were found to have significantly greater decreases in kidney damage biomarkers compared to standard blood pressure management.
Recommendations developed in realms of infrastructure, education, payment, research.
Electronic medical visits (e-visits) trigger additional clinic visits, rather than serving as an office visit substitute.
Agreement between formalized triage assessment and simple clinical assessment was poor.
Recent high-quality clinical trial evidence has demonstrated that medications commonly prescribed for migraine prevention in pediatric patients were not superior to placebo for reducing headache symptoms.
Between the double shifts and stressful days, keeping energy up and eating right can seem like an insurmountable challenge.
Researchers suggested that more data is required to create a centralized database that can be used to inform the debate on an assault weapons ban.
Recommendations include clinician education, use of gastric pH measurement, radiographs.
The job market for new nephrologists is continuing to improve, and most fellows would recommend nephrology to medical students or residents.