News tagged with patient care

Better strategies to treat dementia

Imagine waking up in an unfamiliar room surrounded by strangers telling you what to do. On top of the confusion you feel, you are also in severe pain and cannot find the words to describe it nor the trust to even want to. ...

Dec 13, 2013
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CMS finalizes 2014 physician payment rates, policies

(HealthDay)—The final payment rules for 2014 include a proposal to support care management outside the routine office interaction and policies to promote high quality care and efficiency, according to a ...

Dec 10, 2013
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Study examines drug labeling and exposure in infants

Federal legislation encouraging the study of drugs in pediatric patients has resulted in very few labeling changes that include new infant information, according to a study by Matthew M. Laughon, M.D., M.P.H., of the University ...

Dec 09, 2013
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A better model for brain death needed

Process variations related to brain death have far-reaching implications beyond delaying an official declaration of death, including added stress for the patient's family, missed opportunities for organ donation and increased ...

Dec 03, 2013
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Racial disparities persist in diabetes care outcomes

(HealthDay)—Black patients do not receive the same quality of care, and experience poorer intermediate outcomes in the practice setting of a patient-centered medical home (PCMH), according to research published ...

Dec 02, 2013
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