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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

One-Third of Hospitals Compliant With Price Transparency for Joint Arthroplasty

~20 percent of hospitals provide CMS-compliant pricing information for two CPT codes and two DRG codes


Tuesday, June 28, 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

Integration of AI Platform Can Cut Time for Chest CT Interpretation

Mean interpretation times were 22.1 percent shorter in the artificial-intelligence versus non-AI arms


Monday, June 27, 2022

Robotic Surgery Offers Benefits for Total Hip Arthroplasty

Lower risk for dislocation, revisions seen versus manual arthroplasty


Thursday, June 23, 2022

Inability to Balance on One Leg in Middle Age Tied to Premature Death

Additionally, ability to complete stance adds prognostic information beyond age, sex, and other established risk factors


Thursday, June 23, 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

ENDO: Fracture Risk Up With Insulin Compared With Metformin in T2DM

Risk for major osteoporotic fractures up for insulin versus metformin for those with HbA1c <7 percent, BMI <25 kg/m2


Friday, June 17, 2022

Early Identification Cuts Costs for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Among treated patients, costs were lower for those identified by newborn screening versus presentation of symptoms


Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Meta-Analysis: Smoking Linked to Increased Fracture Risk for Men

Increased risk seen using frequentist approach and Bayesian approach; significant association also seen in subgroup analyses


Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Youth Trampoline Injuries More Severe at Sports Center Than at Home

Likelihood of musculoskeletal and/or orthopedic injuries, lower extremity injuries, sprains, and need for surgery greater at trampoline centers


Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Spinal Anesthesia Tied to More Severe Pain After Hip Fracture Surgery

Greater worst pain in first 24 hours and more prescription analgesic use at 60 days reported with spinal versus general anesthesia


Monday, June 13, 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

Walking for Exercise Beneficial for Knee Osteoarthritis in Over 50s

Those who walked for exercise had reduced likelihood of new frequent knee pain and medial joint space narrowing


Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Adverse Event Rate After THA Similar for Female, Male Surgeons

No association seen between sex of surgeon and adverse event rate for patients following primary total hip arthroplasty


Friday, June 3, 2022

Deep-Radiomics Models Can Diagnose Osteoporosis

Deep-radiomics models can use hip radiographs to diagnose osteoporosis


Friday, June 3, 2022

Specific Dietary Components in RMDs Moderately Beneficial

Moderate evidence of small effect on disease progression seen for vitamin D, chondroitin, glucosamine for osteoarthritis


Thursday, June 2, 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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