Researchers identify massive shortfall, especially in rural areas There is a tremendous disparity between the need for home-based medical care and the number of frail seniors actually receiving it, a new study finds. In many rural areas, the problem is so great that the researchers label it “remarkable.” “Most homebound seniors have not received medical […]Continue Reading ...
Yelp reviews reveal that emergency departments are viewed as being higher quality but lacking in service as compared to urgent care centers, which patients rate the opposite, according to a new study from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The study results, published this month in the Annals of […]Continue Reading ...
A standardized care pathway for children with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis undergoing spinal fusion surgery reduces the need for opioid pain medications and shortens hospital stays at Children’s National Health System. The outcomes were reported in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. The study measured the impact of a new spinal fusion surgical home pathway […]Continue Reading ...
A study commissioned to help guide revisions of best practices in providing palliative care finds that there is a wide and varied body of evidence to support such clinical practice guidelines. The systematic review by researchers from the RAND Corporation found that the research base for palliative care was larger than generally appreciated, although there […]Continue Reading ...
Chinese adults who have children prefer to receive end-of-life care from family members at home, while those who lost their only child prefer to be cared for in hospice or palliative care institutions, finds a new study led by an international team of researchers and published in the November issue of The Journal of Palliative […]Continue Reading ...
A new report funded by the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and released by the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science indicates that genetic testing and breakthrough therapies will transform the diagnosis and care of neuromuscular disease within the next decade. The report, “Understanding Neuromuscular Disease Care,” highlights current gaps in care and opportunities to optimize […]Continue Reading ...
Healogics®, the nation’s wound healing expert, is proud to participate in a national diabetes awareness campaign October 29 through November 2. This campaign will highlight the important connection between diabetes and chronic wounds and their recurrence. Throughout this week, Wound Care Centers® from across the country will dedicate their time to visiting local physician offices […]Continue Reading ...
The number of people with multiple long-term conditions, known as multimorbidity, is rising internationally, putting increased pressure on health care systems, including the NHS. Researchers from the 3D Study – the largest ever trial of a person-centered approach to caring for patients with multimorbidity in primary care – at the Universities of Bristol, Dundee, Manchester […]Continue Reading ...
Entrepreneurs working to improve the lives and promote the independence of patients may soon benefit from an initiative run by the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2). A joint partnership between UMass Lowell and UMass Medical School in Worcester, M2D2 is a business incubator that helps medical-device and biotech startups bridge the gap between idea […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers A recent retrospective matched cohort study of more than 9,000 pregnant women found that women who received group prenatal care had a significantly lower risk of having a preterm birth or a low birth weight baby compared with women who received individual care only, after adjusting for number of […]Continue Reading ...
Going to the doctor’s office can feel so routine. You sit in the waiting room, fill out the paperwork, get measured and hop onto the exam table. But medical appointments for patients with disabilities require navigating a tricky obstacle course, full of impediments that leave them feeling awkward and could result in substandard care. Despite […]Continue Reading ...
California’s Medicaid program made at least $4 billion in questionable payments to health insurers and medical providers over a four-year period because as many as 453,000 people were ineligible for the public benefits, according to a state audit released Tuesday. In one case, the state paid a managed-care plan $383,635 to care for a person […]Continue Reading ...
Many Americans die in facilities such as hospitals or nursing homes receiving care that is not consistent with their wishes. To make sure that doesn’t happen, older people need to know what their end-of-life care options are and state their preferences to their caregivers in advance. For example, if an older person wants to die […]Continue Reading ...
An interview with Sarah Fairbairn, Product Discovery Team Manager, LumiraDx, at the NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo, discussing the need for innovation in the NHS, and how LumiraDx were able to change the model of care for patients on anticoagulants. What are the major challenges currently facing the NHS? Obviously; money, capacity, resources to […]Continue Reading ...
Individuals with dementia often experience burdensome symptoms such as agitation, aggression, anxiety and pain, but have difficulty with comprehension and communication, making it challenging for healthcare providers to provide appropriate treatment. With the goals of improving care for symptom management and other burdens of dementia as well as empowering their family caregivers, researchers from the […]Continue Reading ...
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