Hospital mergers and acquisitions may precipitate a modest decline in patient care quality; however, no differential changes in readmission or mortality rates were observed in acquired institutions compared with control hospitals,
Results from a narrative review published in the Journal of Medical Ethics suggest broad yet conditional support for data sharing among patients and the general public, with many studies citing concerns about confidentiality, privacy, data security, risk management, and accountability.
According to results published in JAMA Network Open, nonwhite, low-income, and underin-sured patients were more likely to view the cultural competency of providers as important and less likely to report being treated with respect.
Hospitalist schedules promoting continuity of care may result in lower 30-day inpatient mortality rates, lower readmission rates, higher rates of discharge directly to the home, and lower 30-day post-discharge costs.
Researchers conducted a study analyzing the effects of the law on prescriber cessation and modification responses, noting that cessation behaviors can have a dramatic effect on patients, who may transition to illicit opioids if they lack access to a prescriber.
The Science of Cannabis Symposium welcomed both clinicians and legal experts and aimed to provide medical and legal education for healthcare providers who are considering the use of cannabis in their medical practice.
Banning the sale of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) was associated with an overall reduction in the intake of sweetened beverages as well as significant reductions in waist circumferences of university employees who regularly drink beverages with added sugar.
Study data published in JAMA Internal Medicine highlight the significant burden that food insecurity poses to Medicare beneficiaries. Food insecurity was particularly prevalent among individuals under 65 years of age and those with dual Medicaid enrollment, low income, comorbid chronic conditions, depression, or anxiety. Investigators abstracted data from the 2016 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey, which…
Dollar Tree has been sent a warning letter for selling over-the-counter (OTC) drugs made by foreign companies with serious, multiple violations of federal manufacturing laws, the US Food and Drug Administration says.