Music eases post-operative pain for children; Community-wide cardiovascular programs led to reduced hospitalizations and death rates;

News From Around the Web

> Going through a surgery often means post-operative pain for children, but listening to their favorite music might help ease their discomfort, according to a new study published in Pediatric Surgery InternationalStudy abstract

> Lee Sacks, M.D., executive vice president and chief medical officer of Advocate Health Care in Downers Grove, Illinois, will chair the American Hospital Association's Committee for Clinical Leadership for 2015. Announcement

> A new study in JAMA finds that community-wide programs in a rural Maine county targeting cardiovascular risk factor and behavior changes were associated with reductions in hospitalization and death rates over a 40-year period. Study abstract

Practice Management News

> Despite the challenges practices face in implementing the patient-centered medical home model, many who've put forth the effort have achieved promising results, according to a series of recent reports. However, progress to date varies by practice size, noted an article from Medscape. Article

> Consumer Reports has released its latest round of ratings for physician offices, this time using survey response data from more than 52,000 patients throughout California to rate practices on how well they communicate with patients, offer timely care and service, coordinate patient care, help patients stay healthy and provide helpful office staff. Article

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