Hospitalized patients with asthma or COPD who received virtual inhaler use education via a tablet was as effective as in person education.
Following resuscitation with naloxone, clinicians commonly recommend an observation period to monitor for rebound apnea and other symptoms. Patient refusal of this recommendation is common, although rarely discussed in the literature.
Researchers sought to examine differences in the frequency, type, and duration of postacute care use among rural and urban Medicare beneficiaries.
Nurses certified in critical care also have higher perceived value of evidence-based practices.
Administration of simeprevir is more problematic with ART; sofosbuvir has fewest interactions with ART.
A highly publicized custody dispute in Texas has garnered attention from medical societies and policy makers alike.
Work culture of high psychological safety reported in about 38% of acute care hospitals.
No change in emergency department utilization during 2014 to 2016 after expansion of Medicaid.
Results published in JAMA Network Open suggest that physicians with positive screening for depressive symptoms were at higher risk for making medical errors.
For patients who are overweight or obese, clinical visits are often characterized by negative interactions and dismissive advice.
Strategies to encourage better distribution of advanced practice psychiatric nurses to lower-resourced areas must be developed to address the workforce shortages.
Significant reductions among adults in their 30s, 40s, 50s; decrease for those with no comorbidities.
Teledermatology offers near-immediate access to specialty medicine for underserved populations. Robert Stavert, MD, MBA, describes the successful physician-to-physician model his team employs at a safety net healthcare system.
Medical history, cognitive and physical examination, laboratory testing, and brain imaging can help identify causes of dementia, and several pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic approaches can help manage the disease.
Higher preventable hospitalization and mortality rates partly due to reduced access to specialists.
The researchers sought to address the large population receiving mental healthcare in primary care settings; many studies focus instead on patients in mental health services and psychiatric settings.
Stress, sleepiness, dissatisfaction with work-life balance, recent medical error linked to burnout risk.
Researchers created an experiential education program for clinicians to learn about and follow a whole-food plant-based dietary pattern in order to better counsel their patients on this diet.
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Of 130.5 million prescriptions in 2015, 18% had no documented indication.