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Patients Prefer Doctors Who Engage in Face-to-Face Visits

April 23, 2018. 7:00 PM CDT. Patients perceive F2F physicians as more compassionate and better communicators Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Recommendations Developed on Gender Equity in Medicine

April 16, 2018 ACP supports equitable physician compensation based on comparable work at each stage of career

Nonoptimized Drug Therapy Costs More Than $500 Billion Annually

April 16, 2018 After initial Rx use, average cost of individual having treatment failure, new medical problem over $2,000

Suggestions Offered to Reduce Physician Frustration With EHRs

April 10, 2018 Eight suggestions include providing individualized optimization training to personalize EHR settings

Considerable Differences in Burden of Disease at State Level

April 10, 2018 Increasing burden of various diseases depending on state; overall death rates declined

Whole Body CT Doesn’t Cut Mortality in Peds Blunt Trauma

April 10, 2018 No significant difference in mortality for those undergoing whole body CT vs selective CT approach

Scoliosis Surgery Found Beneficial for Cerebral Palsy Patients

April 10, 2018 Significant improvements in long-term health-related quality of life seen

Interns’ Schedule Takes Toll on Sleep, Physical Activity, Mood

April 06, 2018 Findings based on eight-month evaluation of new interns using Fitbit activity trackers

Online Doc Reviews Don’t Reflect Patient Satisfaction Surveys

April 05, 2018 No difference in Press Ganey PSS for physicians with versus those without negative online reviews

ACA Marketplaces Expand Coverage for Chronically Ill

April 05, 2018 Enrollees have more chronic conditions, health care use versus other privately insured individuals

Variations Identified in Free-Text Directions in E-Prescriptions

April 04, 2018 However, more than half of all prescriber's patient directions could be categorized into 25 concepts

Pre-Op Chronic Opioid Use Ups Poor Outcomes Post Spinal Fusion

April 02, 2018 Preoperative opioid use tied to complications, ER visits, readmission, adverse events, increased costs

Transfusion Outcomes Differ by Race for Peds Scoliosis Surgery

April 02, 2018 Black children have increased blood loss, rate and amount of blood transfusion during scoliosis surgery

Pectoralis Major Tears Described in Deployed Military Personnel

March 30, 2018 All nine cases of injury identified during a four-month deployment cycle occurred during bench press

Novel Interstitium Has Been Identified in Human Tissues

March 29, 2018 Structure demonstrated to be part of the submucosa, supported by network of thick collagen bundles

2007-2013 Saw Increase in THA Revisions for 45- to 64-Year-Olds

March 28, 2018 Decrease seen for all other age groups; decreases in length of stay, hospital costs, complications in 2013