Nudging clinicians toward better opioid prescribing. Credit: USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics In a novel experiment, doctors got a letter from the medical examiner’s office telling them of their patient’s fatal overdose. The response: They started prescribing fewer opioids. Other doctors, whose patients also overdosed, didn’t get letters. Their opioid prescribing didn’t […]Continue Reading ...
Despite years of warnings that older adults shouldn’t take sedative drugs that put them at risk of injury and death, a new study reveals how many primary care doctors are still prescribing them, how often, and exactly where. Mapped out county by county, the study shows wide variation in prescriptions of the drugs, called benzodiazepines. […]Continue Reading ...
State-level variation in the ED opioid prescribing rate for ankle sprains 2014 to 2015 among patients who were opioid naive. Credit: Penn Medicine Opioid prescribing for minor injuries—for which such powerful pain medications may not even be necessary—remains high and varies widely by state, despite an overall downward trend in prescribing, according to new research […]Continue Reading ...
August 14, 2018 A Johns Hopkins expert panel of health care providers and patients have announced what is, to their knowledge, the nation’s first set of operation-specific opioid prescribing guidelines. The guidelines are based on the premise that opioid prescribing limits should be based on the operation performed rather than a blanket approach. The ranges […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, July 26, 2018 — If you wind up in the emergency room with a minor injury, the likelihood you will be prescribed unnecessary opioids may depend on where the hospital is located, new research suggests. For example, such prescriptions were much less likely to be offered in hospitals in Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New […]Continue Reading ...
At the 47th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR), held in conjunction with the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR), Chad Lowell Wagner, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis, presented a poster titled “Effect of an Opioid Prescribing Protocol on Provider Prescribing Behavior.” The AADR/CADR […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 — Physicians receiving general payments from pharmaceutical companies are more likely to prescribe their drugs, according to a research letter published online April 9 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Aaron P. Mitchell, M.D., from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and colleagues examined the correlation between oncologists’ receipt of payments […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—A complete initiative, together with introduction of prescribing and doling out insurance policies, tracking and follow-up processes, and scientific coordination thru digital well being document integration, may have a good affect on opioid prescribing, in keeping with analysis printed on-line July 14 within the Magazine of Analysis in Scientific Follow. Jan L. Losby, Ph.D., from […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A study led by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health has found that letters targeting high prescribers of Seroquel (quetiapine), an antipsychotic with potentially harmful side effects in the elderly, significantly reduced the number of prescriptions for patients in Medicare. The results showed that peer comparison letters led to statistically […]Continue Reading ...
A Johns Hopkins expert panel of health care providers and patients have announced what is, to their knowledge, the nation’s first set of operation-specific opioid prescribing guidelines. The guidelines are based on the premise that opioid prescribing limits should be based on the operation performed rather than a blanket approach. The ranges offered for each […]Continue Reading ...
August 2, 2018 A study led by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health has found that letters targeting high prescribers of Seroquel (quetiapine), an antipsychotic with potentially harmful side effects in the elderly, significantly reduced the number of prescriptions for patients in Medicare. The results showed that peer comparison letters led to statistically meaningful, […]Continue Reading ...
June 20, 2018 Prescribing of medications has traditionally been restricted to physicians, but there is growing support to allow pharmacists to do so as well. A British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology review of a large number of studies in many countries reveals that diverse groups of stakeholders hold positive views and experiences around pharmacist prescribing. […]Continue Reading ...
May 8, 2018 Asking emergency department (ED) providers to self-identify their opioid prescribing practices and then providing them with timely, clinically relevant, individualized, and actionable feedback on their actual opioid prescribing data, significantly decreases future opioid prescribing among providers who underestimate their baseline prescribing. That is the finding of a study to be published in […]Continue Reading ...
Credit score: College of Queensland Asking sufferers to take a ‘wait-and-see’ way sooner than having their antibiotic prescriptions stuffed considerably reduces pointless use, a College of Queensland learn about has proven. The School of Drugs’s Number one Care Medical Unit discovered lower than a 3rd of sufferers used antibiotics in the event that they have […]Continue Reading ...
July five, 2017 A pilot learn into the usage of close to affected person diagnostics usually observe, to assist GPs and nurse practitioners prescribe antibiotics for chest infections extra exactly, has received a countrywide Public Well being England Award. The learn, led via Complicated Nurse Practitioner Liz Go and guided via Dr Denise Knight on […]Continue Reading ...
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