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30-Day Mortality Down During Joint Commission Survey Weeks

March 23, 2017. 7:00 PM EST. Patients admitted during survey weeks (versus non-survey weeks) have significantly lower mortality Read article

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Initial Rx Can Affect Likelihood of Long-Term Opioid Use

March 17, 2017 Prescribing opioids for three days or less may lower chances of addiction, researchers say

Los Angeles eConsult Program Can Reduce Wait Times

March 17, 2017 eConsult program rapidly adopted; used by more than 3,000 primary care providers by 2015

Patients Have High Confidence in Self-Testing INR

March 17, 2017 Seventy-three percent of patients report being confident in adjusting their own warfarin level

High-Intensity Aerobic Exercise May Help Reverse Cellular Aging

March 16, 2017 More robust increase in gene transcripts for high-intensity interval training versus other modalities

Clinical Decision Support System Use Tied to Fewer VTE Events

March 16, 2017 Increase in rate of appropriate ordering for VTE prophylaxis; reduction in risk of VTE events

Depressive Symptoms Linked to PTSD Post Hip Fracture Repair

March 16, 2017 At 12 weeks after surgery for hip fracture, few have partial PTSD but more than half have fear of falling

Women Underrepresented Among Grand Rounds Speakers

March 15, 2017 Women presented a median of 28.3 percent of the total sessions

Inpatient Rehab Doesn’t Up Total Knee Arthroplasty Outcomes

March 15, 2017 No significant difference in six-minute walk test for inpatient, at-home rehab at 26 weeks after TKA

Higher Spending by Physicians Not Tied to Better Outcomes

March 13, 2017 No difference in patient outcomes when physicians order more -- or more pricey -- tests, treatments

ACA’s Medicaid Expansion May Pose Challenges to Timely Care

March 09, 2017 Research shows benefit, but also more problems with patients getting appointments

CDC: Arthritis Limits the Activities of 24 Million U.S. Adults

March 08, 2017 One in four adults have been diagnosed with arthritis in the United States

Increased Nonvertebral Fracture Risk After Roux-en-Y Bypass

March 07, 2017 Risk associated with RYGB manifested more than two years after surgery; increased in subsequent years

Judgement Bias in Medical Device Recall Decisions

March 03, 2017 Decision makers in firms either over-react or under-react, researchers say

Overall, 8.8 Percent of U.S. Population Uninsured in 2016

March 02, 2017 In first nine months of 2016, 12.3 percent of adults aged 18 to 64 and 5 percent of children uninsured

Hospitals May Be Overcharging for Hip, Knee Replacements

March 01, 2017 Prices double the average costs for the implants, but only one insurer included in the research