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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

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Video Helps Patients Meet Radiotherapy Educational Needs

March 17, 2017 Ninety-eight percent of patients reported that video was useful for meeting at least one educational need

Women Underrepresented Among Grand Rounds Speakers

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

No Benefit for Activity Restriction Post Prolapse Surgery

March 15, 2017 Equal satisfaction for women instructed to liberally resume activities, restrict postoperative activities

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

Behavioral Treatment, Physical Activity Aids Urinary Incontinence

March 08, 2017 Combining behavioral tx with physical activity may improve urinary incontinence in frail older women

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

Strategies Suggested to Protect Practices From Hackers

February 28, 2017 Small practices are a target, especially as larger organizations improve their security

Physician Burnout Eroding Sense of Calling

February 28, 2017 Physicians who are completely burned out have lower odds of six validated aspects of sense of calling

Cyberattacks Remain Serious Threat to Health Providers

February 23, 2017 Processes, technology should be boosted against cyberthreats, which are becoming more sophisticated

Targeting of Tracked Tumor Foci Ups Gleason Score Upgrading

February 23, 2017 Men with Gleason score 3 + 4 more likely to have upgrading than men with Gleason score 3 + 3

Zika Virus Found to Cause Testicular Atrophy in Mice

February 22, 2017 Study authors unsure if virus can harm human fertility

Ultrasound OK As Initial Imaging for ID of Nephrolithiasis in ER

February 22, 2017 No delay to intervention or impact on procedure type with ultrasonography as initial imaging

HIV Coinfection May Play Role in Survival of Ebola RNA in Semen

February 22, 2017 Case report of EVD survivor with preexisting HIV whose semen was positive 565 days after recovery