Medicaid surgical patients have more complications, stay longer; Racial disparities in ED visits for newborns;

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> Surgical patients with Medicaid coverage on average have worse pre-procedure health, more complications and longer stays than privately insured patients, according to a new study published in JAMA Surgery. Study abstract

> At its annual meeting, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists premiered a new obesity management model, MedPageToday reports. Article

> African-American newborns are brought to emergency departments at about twice the average rate during their first month of life, according to a study in Pediatric Emergency Care. Study abstract

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> Diabetes is endemic in the United States, and it generates an outsized number of pricey hospitalizations in California, according to a new study. Article

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> While telemedicine can serve as a viable and convenient alternative to face-to-face primary and urgent care, particularly for rural patients, it's not meant to totally replace such care, according to draft guidelines published this month by the American Telemedicine Association. Article

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