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Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent

January 16, 2019. 7:00 PM CST. Degree of EHR standardization strongest predictor of health information technology adoption Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Private Equity Acquisition of Physician Practices Discussed

January 10, 2019 Critics warn private equity firms might focus on increased profitability at expense of patient care

Many Female Health Care Workers Live in Poverty

January 09, 2019 Half of black and Latina female health care workers earn less than $15/hour

Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs

January 09, 2019 Rising costs of oral, injectable generic and specialty drugs mostly driven by new product entry

Costs Higher for Those With Comorbid Noncommunicable Diseases

January 08, 2019 Health expenditure greater for person with two diseases simultaneously than for the diseases separately

Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years

January 08, 2019 Considerable increase seen from 1997 through 2016, especially in direct-to-consumer advertising

ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate

January 08, 2019 However, individual market in California not expected to destabilize because of mandate penalty

Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Decreased Continuously From 1991 to 2016

January 08, 2019 Socioeconomic inequalities are widening, but racial gap in cancer mortality narrowing slowly

Multimethod Approach Improves ID of Med Nonadherence

January 07, 2019 Use of provider report, medication possession ratio improved ID of nonadherence in youth with CKD

Health Benefits of Nonsugar Sweeteners Uncertain

January 04, 2019 However, large systematic review could not rule out harms from nonsugar sweeteners

Kidney Stones Tied to Increased Renal Cell Carcinoma Risk

January 02, 2019 Risk increased for papillary RCC but not clear-cell RCC; risk for upper tract urothelial carcinoma increased

Incidence of End-Stage Kidney Disease Up in Australia

December 31, 2018 Incidence increased for nonindigenous people with type 2 diabetes; greatest increase for under 50s, over 80s

Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease Risk

December 28, 2018 Odds of CKD up with beverage pattern consisting of higher intake of sweetened soda, fruit drinks, water

Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages

December 27, 2018 Shortages associated with modest increases in price, ranging from 6 to 14 percent

Low Vitamin D Tied to Risk for Renal Hyperfiltration in Healthy Adults

December 27, 2018 Severe deficiency linked to increased prevalence of RHF in population with normal renal function

Exome Sequencing Provides Genetic Diagnosis for Some With CKD

December 26, 2018 Genetic diagnosis for 9.3 percent of 3,315 patients with chronic kidney disease from two cohorts