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Blood-Based Medication Monitoring May Effectively ID Patient Medication Use

Blood-Based Medication Monitoring May Effectively ID Patient Medication Use

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Comprehensive medication monitoring "has merit" in identifying patient compliance.

Holiday Weight Gain Reduced Through Informational Intervention

Holiday Weight Gain Reduced Through Informational Intervention

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An informational intervention — including weight management and regular self-weighing — can help curb weight gain during the holiday season.

Ultrarestrictive Opioid Prescription Protocol May Effectively Manage Postoperative Pain

Ultrarestrictive Opioid Prescription Protocol May Effectively Manage Postoperative Pain

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Implementation of an ultrarestrictive protocol for opioid prescriptions was found to be associated with reductions in the amount of opioids prescribed after abdominal and gynecologic surgery.

Racial Disparities May Have Widened After Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program Implementation

Racial Disparities May Have Widened After Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program Implementation

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Racial disparities may be widening within safety-net hospitals for non-HRRP-targeted conditions.

Discharge Day Not a Significant Factor for Readmission After Cardiac Surgery

Discharge Day Not a Significant Factor for Readmission After Cardiac Surgery

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Weekend discharge did not increase rates of hospital readmission after cardiac surgery in this study cohort.

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