ACEP aims to eliminate unnecessary CT scans; Septic shock survivors frequently return to hospital within 30 days with another life-threatening condition;

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> The aging population is at risk of chronic illness and poor well-being, according to a new series of studies published in The Lancet, and authors call for effective strategies to reduce this risk. Studies

> The American College of Emergency Physicians aims to eliminate unnecessary CT scans in its second Choosing Wisely list of tests and procedures that doctors should use judiciously, according to Medscape. Article

> Penn Medicine researchers say that while most patients now survive a hospital stay for septic shock, 23 percent will return to the hospital within 30 days, many with another life-threatening conditions--a rate substantially higher than the normal readmission rate at a large academic medical center. Announcement

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> The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's cybersecurity guidance for medical devices, published Oct. 1, remains voluntary, but device makers would be wise to heed it, privacy attorney Ellen Giblin said in an interview with Article

> Organizations continue to prepare for testing and the switch to ICD-10, but smaller entities still anticipate difficulties, according to an AHIMA survey. Article

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