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Why companies should not give their customers discounts after service failures
A new study finds that price-based recovery incentives after service failures are negatively associated with the likelihood that subscribers renew their service contracts. (2019-07-25)
Ten-state program increases healthy eating and physical activity at child care facilities
Nearly 1,200 child care programs in 10 states have improved their healthy eating and physical activity standards after participating in Nemours Children's Health System's National Early Care and Education Learning Collaboratives (NECELC) project, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2019-07-25)
Research finds connecting patients with their community could transform healthcare
Engaging a wider range of resources to connect patients with organizations within their community can help transform healthcare and improve overall well-being, according to new research. (2019-07-25)
Opioid prescribing rates higher in US compared with other countries
Physicians in the United States may prescribe opioids more frequently to patients during hospitalization and at discharge when compared to their physician peers in other countries, according to a recently published study led by researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. (2019-07-24)
Sustainable savings on medical care
Over eight years, patients covered under a global budget payment model for doctors and hospitals showed slower spending growth and better quality than comparable populations mostly under the traditional fee-for-service model. (2019-07-17)
New study finds both components of blood pressure predict heart attack, stroke risk
Both numbers in a blood pressure reading -- the 'upper' systolic and the 'lower' diastolic -- independently predicted the risk of heart attack or stroke in a very large Kaiser Permanente study that included more than 36 million blood pressure readings from more than 1 million people. (2019-07-17)
Body and mind need care in mental illness
The 18-year life expectancy gap between people with mental illness and the general population can only be bridged by protecting patients' physical and mental health, according to a new study. (2019-07-17)
Dementia and transitional care: Gaps in research and practice
In a new study published in the Journal of Gerontological Nursing, Prusaczyk and colleagues showed that older patients with dementia at one major teaching hospital were less often provided with transitional care steps including patient education, discharge planning, and documentation of medication history, as compared to patients without dementia. (2019-07-16)
Study finds age, race disparities in hospital patient portal use
Removing the barriers of access to technology does not close the digital divide for African American and older patients, according to new research from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. (2019-07-16)
What to call someone who uses heroin?
A first-of-its-kind study by researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) and the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), published in the journal Addiction, has found that people entering treatment for heroin use most often called themselves 'addicts,' but preferred that others called them 'people who use drugs.' (2019-07-16)
Can videogames promote emotional intelligence in teenagers?
A new study has shown that videogames, when used as part of an emotional intelligence training program, can help teenagers evaluate, express, and manage their own emotions immediately after the training. (2019-07-15)
Child psychiatry telephone programs help increase mental health services for children
More than half of the children in the US with mental health problems do not receive needed treatment, often because there are too few child mental health specialists to provide the services needed. (2019-07-15)
Adults with HIV who have compassionate care providers start and remain in treatment longer
Rutgers researchers find patients who perceive their primary care providers as lacking empathy and not willing to include them in decision making are at risk for abandoning treatment or not seeking treatment at all. (2019-07-14)
Sound mind: Detecting depression through voice
AI algorithms can now more accurately detect depressed mood using the sound of your voice, according to new research by University of Alberta computing scientists. (2019-07-12)
Taking opioids for pain may make it harder to find primary care, study finds
Finding a new doctor for health checkups and general care can pose a challenge to anyone. (2019-07-12)
Improving care quality for hospitalized socially at-risk patients
Nurses play a pivotal role in caring for hospitalized patients with social risk factors and preparing them for discharge. (2019-07-12)
Team approach to cardiac care increases chance of surviving heart attack complications
When multidisciplinary health care teams were engaged in caring for patients suffering from refractory cardiogenic shock, a severe condition that can occur after a heart attack, the likelihood of survival increased significantly, by approximately 50 percent. (2019-07-11)
AGS commends bipartisan leaders on bringing training legislation closer to law
As members of the House Committee on Energy & Commerce move to debate, amend, and revise a host of important health proposals, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) again pledged enthusiastic support for one of the Committee's most important bills under consideration: The Educating Medical Professionals and Optimizing Workforce Efficiency and Readiness (EMPOWER) for Health Act of 2019 (H.R. (2019-07-11)
Study finds ACOs need a balance of PCPs and specialists to best reduce health care costs
Accountable care organizations (ACOs), the health care delivery model created by the Affordable Care Act in an effort to reduce Medicare costs while improving coordination and quality of care, typically rely on primary care providers (PCPs) to steer the boat. (2019-07-10)
A structured approach to detecting and treating depression in primary care
A questionnaire-based management algorithm for major depressive disorder in primary care is feasible to implement, though attrition from treatment is high. (2019-07-10)
Nonphysician practitioners absorbing more new patient requests post Affordable Care Act
The advent of the Affordable Care Act has led to millions of new patients seeking primary care. (2019-07-10)
How primary care physicians can make Astana work
The Astana Declaration, adopted by the World Health Organization in October 2018, acknowledges the importance of primary health care to achieve better health outcomes globally. (2019-07-10)
Two new algorithms can identify patients at risk of HIV
Two new studies developed algorithms that can identify patients who are at risk of acquiring HIV and may benefit from preventive care. (2019-07-08)
Prediction tool from Kaiser Permanente researchers may identify patients at risk for HIV
Researchers have developed a new analytical tool that identifies people at risk of contracting HIV so they may be referred for preventive medication. (2019-07-08)
More money, skills and knowledge needed for social prescribing to serve as route into work
A new report from The Work Foundation, Embedding Work and Related Outcomes into Social Prescribing: Overcoming Challenges and Maximising Opportunities, says social prescribing can be an effective means of integrating people into work. (2019-07-04)
Hospitals address opioid crisis via stewardship with strong pharmacist involvement
A survey of health-system pharmacy directors released today found that most large health systems have active stewardship programs to prevent the misuse of opioids -- with pharmacists playing a key role. (2019-07-03)
Are you sure it's burning mouth syndrome?
Not all burning mouths are the result of a medical condition known as 'burning mouth syndrome' (BMS) and physicians and researchers need better standards for an appropriate diagnosis, according to new research at the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. (2019-07-03)
Physical and mental illnesses combined increase emergency department visits
People with both physical illnesses and mental disorders visit the emergency department more frequently than people with multiple physical illnesses or mental illness alone, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-07-02)
Study: Brain injury common in domestic violence
Domestic violence survivors commonly suffer repeated blows to the head and strangulation, trauma that has lasting effects that should be widely recognized by advocates, health care providers, law enforcement and others who are in a position to help, according to the authors of a new study. (2019-07-02)
More people born with a single lower heart chamber survive; but, face challenges in quality and length of life
The Fontan procedure has saved the lives of many people born with only one ventricle, but their unique circulatory system requires lifelong medical monitoring and care. (2019-07-01)
Deal or no deal? How discounts for unhappy subscribers can backfire on businesses
New research from the University of Notre Dame demonstrates discounts may not be successful in retaining customers in the long term. (2019-07-01)
Geisel study finds downside risk contracts still less common for ACOs
Dartmouth-led study shows that while the number and variety of contracts held by Accountable Care Organizations have increased dramatically in recent years, the proportion of those bearing downside risk has seen only modest growth. (2019-07-01)
Breaking the barriers to health care for transgender individuals
The latest comprehensive review addresses current practice recommendations and encourages providers to stay informed. (2019-07-01)
Low-income, less educated women least likely to access infertility care
Despite similar rates of infertility among all socioeconomic groups, white women, women with higher education levels, and women with higher incomes are at least twice as likely to seek treatment as other groups of women, new research suggests. (2019-06-28)
In the drive to decrease low-value care, many don't assess the right impacts on patients
Health care institutions and providers face mounting pressure to wring more value out of every dollar spent on caring for their patients. (2019-06-28)
Opioids study shows high-risk counties across the country, suggests local solutions
Dozens of counties in the Midwest and South are at the highest risk for opioid deaths in the United States, say University of Michigan researchers. (2019-06-28)
Patients see multiple clinicians on one visit, thanks to new scheduling protocol
A new patient-centered scheduling protocol is improving the quality, efficiency and convenience of multiprovider health care, according to a recently published paper from the University of Texas at Austin. (2019-06-27)
One simple change cut unnecessary imaging for cancer patients in half
Most 'nudges' seek to increase a behavior, but this is one of the few employed to reduce it. (2019-06-27)
Reducing delays in identifying visceral leishmaniasis
Women in Indian states with endemic visceral leishmaniasis -- also known as Kala Azar -- should be encouraged to seek care for persistent fever without delay. (2019-06-27)
Factors orthopaedic surgeons should consider when prescribing opioids
Orthopaedic surgeons are the third-highest physician prescribers of opioids, writing more than 6 million prescriptions a year. (2019-06-26)
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