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Analysis of FDA Documents Reveals Inadequate Monitoring of Key Program to Promote Safe Opioid Use

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A risk-management program set up in 2012 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to curb improper prescribing of extended-release and long-acting opioids may not have been effective because of shortcomings in the program’s design and execution, according to a paper from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Channels: All Journal News, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Public Health, JAMA,

Released:
7-Jan-2020 8:30 AM EST
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Significant underreporting in safety data found on Nursing Home Compare website

University of Chicago Medical Center

The website Nursing Home Compare is a go-to resource for many families researching nursing home options for their loved ones, however, a University of Chicago researcher has found that the data used by Nursing Home Compare to report patient safety related to falls may be highly inaccurate.

Channels: All Journal News, Healthcare, Nursing,

Released:
6-Jan-2020 5:05 PM EST
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Newswise: NUS researchers develop microsensor implants smaller than a pencil tip for round-the-clock health monitoring

NUS researchers develop microsensor implants smaller than a pencil tip for round-the-clock health monitoring

National University of Singapore

A research team from the National University of Singapore has developed an advanced wireless technology that can detect microsensors tiny enough to be injected under the skin.

Channels: All Journal News, Healthcare, Technology, Nature (journal),

Released:
23-Dec-2019 4:05 AM EST
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    16-Dec-2019 11:00 AM EST

Primary Care Declines in America

Harvard Medical School

National analysis reveals alarming decline in primary care use. Primary care is associated with better health outcomes than episodic, inconsistent care.

Channels: Government/Law, Healthcare, Race and Ethnicity, JAMA, All Journal News, Staff Picks,

Released:
12-Dec-2019 4:30 PM EST
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Newswise: Machine Learning Can Help Us Understand Conversations About Death
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    9-Dec-2019 12:05 AM EST

Machine Learning Can Help Us Understand Conversations About Death

University of Vermont

Researchers at the University of Vermont have used machine learning and natural language processing to better understand end-of-life conversations. Borrowing techniques used to study fiction, where algorithms analyze manuscripts to identify story types, the researchers identified several common elements in these conversations. That knowledge could eventually help healthcare practitioners understand what makes a “good” conversation about palliative care.

Channels: All Journal News, Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare, Patient Safety, Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry, Staff Picks,

Released:
5-Dec-2019 9:00 AM EST
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    13-Nov-2019 11:00 AM EST

New Health Insurance Benefit at U-M Led to Increased Rates of IVF

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

In a new research letter appearing in JAMA detailing a first-of-its-kind study, the team compared the use of IVF among university employees before and after the addition of the insurance coverage benefit.

Channels: All Journal News, Healthcare, OBGYN, Women's Health, JAMA,

Released:
13-Nov-2019 7:20 AM EST
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Study calculates links between prescription medications and risk for suicide

University of Chicago Medical Center

A review of 922 prescription medications taken by almost 150 million people over an 11-year period shows that just 10 of these drugs were associated with an increased rate of suicide attempts.

Channels: All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Staff Picks,

Released:
5-Nov-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Retrospective study suggests emergency department physicians are improving both outcomes and efficiency of care

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

In a new study published today in JAMA Internal Medicine, a team of researchers led by Laura Burke, MD, MPH, an emergency medicine physician at BIDMC, found that among Medicare beneficiaries receiving ED care in the United States, mortality within 30 days of an ED visit has declined in recent years, particularly for the highest-severity patients.

Channels: All Journal News, Emergency Medicine, Healthcare, JAMA,

Released:
4-Nov-2019 11:05 AM EST
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