Medical economics

Pediatric nurse practitioner shortage looming

(HealthDay)—There is a looming critical shortage of pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs), according to a white paper published in the May-June issue of the Journal of Pediatric Health Care.

Pediatrics

Increase in HTN in children based on 2017 AAP guidelines

(HealthDay)—The prevalence and severity of high blood pressure (BP) in children have increased based on the 2017 American Academy of Pediatrics clinical practice guidelines, according to a study published online April 23 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Patient, provider characteristics tied to unnecessary antibiotic Rx

(HealthDay)—Patient, practice, and provider characteristics are associated with inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing in the outpatient setting, according to a study published online Jan. 30 in Infection Control & Hospital ...

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