Health

Decline in primary care visits continued after ACA

The long-term decrease in primary care contact was not interrupted following implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a study published in the November/December issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

Health

AMA, AHA support refresher training for measuring blood pressure

(HealthDay)—Health care professionals (HCPs) should receive consistent and frequent training in measuring blood pressure (BP), according to a report prepared for the American Medical Association and the American Heart Association ...

Medical economics

Survey reveals the hidden costs of care cascades

Just about any medical test can turn up an incidental finding that leads to a cascade of follow-up tests. For instance, a patient comes in for a routine test to measure their heart activity before cataract surgery and the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Gap in care found for patients with chronic kidney disease: study

Millions of Canadians living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) may be going without critical testing from their primary care practitioners that would give them a good idea of the severity of the disease so they could intervene ...

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