Keyword: British Medical Journal
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Greater continuity in primary care could reduce hospital admissions and lower costs, according to a new British study.
Hospitals with the lowest inpatient admission rates for Medicare patients also had the highest rates of unexpected or early death in that patient population.
World health leaders are still “grossly underprepared” to handle infectious disease outbreaks, a group of experts warn in a new study.
Lawrence Schlachter believes more information empowers patients to be more involved in decision-making, but doctors must take the time to listen.
It can take a long time for new medical research to trickle down to influence how physicians actually practice medicine. Now a medical journal hopes to change that by turning new research evidence into recommendations for how doctors should change their practice.
More doctors are engaging in shared decision-making with their patients. However, what hasn’t been studied is the best time for the physician to provide their recommendation to a patient on a particular course of treatment.
Moving from paper to electronic records--or from one EHR to another--did not hurt short-term outcomes in Boston.
Most upper respiratory infections such as colds and ear infections are viral--and they don’t respond to antibiotics. Still, doctors often prescribe antibiotics for such ailments, which is one of the culprits behind the increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria.