Dementia care lacking at U.K. hospitals; Telehealth after surgery saves time, money;

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> Patients in the U.K. with dementia are still experiencing poor quality care in hospitals, according to the nation's second National Audit of Dementia published today. Two-fifths of U.K. hospitals still don't offer dementia awareness training to new staff or to support staff. Announcement

> After screening all patients for the antibiotic-resistant superbug CRE upon admission to a long-term acute care hospital in Virginia, researchers found patients colonized with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae brought it with them upon transer from other hospitals and that it then spread among inpatients. Announcement

> The Joint Commission and the American Medical Association-Convened Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement have identified five overused but unnecessary medical treatments and recommended steps for reduction. Statement (.pdf)

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> Telehealth follow-up to ambulatory surgery can be as effective as an in-person visit in some cases, according to a study in JAMA Surgery that also found the tactic saves time and money and improves patient satisfaction. Article

> At a meeting of the Health IT Policy Committee on Tuesday, National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari urged members to step back and appreciate the "broad sweep" of change in which they've taken part. Article

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