News tagged with patient care

Insurance eligibility headaches expected with ACA

(HealthDay)—With the influx of newly insured patients under the Affordable Care Act, physician practices should be prepared to spend even more time verifying coverage, according to an article published ...

Jan 29, 2014
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HIV medications dialogue differs by race, ethnicity

A lot of evidence shows that a patients' race or ethnicity is associated with differences in how health care providers communicate with them, the health care they receive, and their health outcomes. In HIV ...

Jan 27, 2014
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Patient participation in surgical safety checklist effective

Patients feel safer – and likely are safer – when they receive a surgical safety checklist and request that their health care providers use it, suggests a pilot study being presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists ...

Jan 27, 2014
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Do doctors spend too much time looking at computer screen?

When physicians spend too much time looking at the computer screen in the exam room, nonverbal cues may get overlooked and affect doctors' ability to pay attention and communicate with patients, according to a Northwestern ...

Jan 24, 2014
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Childhood cancer survivors experience a gap in care

A recent study shows that many internists feel ill-equipped to care for adult patients who are childhood cancer survivors. Eugene Suh, MD, assistant professor in the division of Pediatric Hematology & Oncology at Loyola University ...

Jan 24, 2014
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Hospitals and nursing homes can learn much from hospice care

There is much value in training hospital and nursing home staff in the basics of palliative care to make the last days of a dying patient's life as comfortable and dignified as possible. So says F. Amos Bailey of the Birmingham ...

Jan 22, 2014
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