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NHS Privatization Tied to Increase in Treatable Mortality

Annual increase of 1 percent of outsourcing to the private for-profit sector linked to annual increase of 0.38 percent in treatable mortality


Thursday, June 30, 2022

JCAHO Standards Not Always Supported by High-Quality Evidence

Of 20 actionable standards from The Joint Commission, six completely supported by references, six partly supported


Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Life Expectancy in the U.S. Varies by Race, Ethnicity, State

Disparity in life expectancy across states greater when race/ethnicity are considered


Monday, June 27, 2022

More Than 18 Million Cancer Survivors Living in U.S. as of Jan. 1, 2022

Considerable racial disparities seen in treatment, with surgery receipt lower for Black versus White patients with NSCLC


Friday, June 24, 2022

Sex Differences Seen in COVID-19 Sequelae, Long COVID

Following SARS-CoV-2 infection, women more likely to develop long COVID-19 syndrome than men


Wednesday, June 22, 2022

SuperPulsed Thulium Fiber Laser Beneficial for Pediatric Urolithiasis

SPTF associated with higher stone-free rate compared with Ho:YAG with no increase in operative time, complications


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Medicare Could Have Saved $3.6 Billion on Generic Drugs in 2020

Authors say Medicare could have saved up to $3.6 billion by purchasing generics at Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company prices


Monday, June 20, 2022

Medicaid Expansion Buffered Health Coverage Loss During Pandemic

Workers who lived in Medicaid expansion states were 5.4 percent more likely to enroll in Medicaid after job loss during pandemic


Friday, June 17, 2022

Disparities in Life Expectancy by Race, Ethnicity, County Persist

In the U.S., increases in life expectancy were seen for Black, API, Latino, White populations, but no change seen for AIAN


Friday, June 17, 2022

Veterans Report Low Rates of Adverse Events With mRNA Vaccines

Rates slightly higher at 42 days for those receiving Pfizer versus Moderna


Thursday, June 16, 2022

Race-Free eGFR Equation IDs Kidney Failure, Mortality Risk

Among race-free equations, findings support using creatinine and cystatin C


Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Hospital Interns Spend Only 13.4 Percent of Time in Patient Rooms

Real-time locating systems may be used to improve the training experience, authors say


Monday, June 13, 2022

Half of Hospitals Have Implemented No Price Transparency

Only 5.7 percent of hospitals meet both requirements -- a machine-readable file for required price types and an accessible display for at least 300 shoppable items


Friday, June 10, 2022

New Drug Launch Prices Increasing Exponentially Each Year

Findings among newly marketed brand-name prescription drugs launched in 2008 to 2021


Thursday, June 9, 2022

Actions Against Physician Licenses Due to Substance Use Down

However, despite declines from 2004 to 2020, substance use-related actions remain much higher than actions for physical, psychological impairment


Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Consuming Coffee May Lower Risk for Acute Kidney Injury

Higher daily consumption tied to lower risk for new acute kidney injury diagnosis


Wednesday, June 8, 2022

ADA: Tirzepatide Improves Kidney Outcomes in T2DM With Increased CV Risk

Fewer renal complications seen with tirzepatide versus insulin glargine in adults with T2D and increased cardiovascular risk


Monday, June 6, 2022

Updates Issued for Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes

Updates include effects in T2D patients of finerenone on CV outcomes in those with CKD; of SGLT2 inhibitors on heart failure, renal outcomes


Thursday, June 2, 2022

Vaccination Cuts Risk of Severe COVID-19 in Patients on Dialysis

Reduction in risk of admission and deaths with prior two-dose vaccination versus no vaccination


Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Hispanic, Black Physicians Underrepresented in the United States

With sustained doubling of Hispanic and Black medical students, it would take 92 and 66 years to correct deficit of physicians


Wednesday, June 1, 2022

SGLT2 Inhibitor Use Not Tied to Increased Fracture Risk in CKD

Compared with DPP-4 inhibitor use, SGLT2 inhibitor use not associated with higher risk for fractures, regardless of eGFR


Wednesday, June 1, 2022


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