Health

Excess health care spending up for PCP turnover in the U.S.

Turnover of primary care physicians (PCPs) is costly, resulting in about $979 million in excess health care expenditures per year, and a considerable proportion of this spending is attributable to PCP burnout-related turnover, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers find new potential targets for skin cancer treatment

Mutations of the gene MLL4 in epithelial skin cells can inhibit healthy cell turnover and may lead to keratinocyte cancers, which collectively outnumber all other human cancers. Targeting pathways altered by MLL4 mutations ...

Medical economics

Inbox time linked to reduced odds of physician turnover

(HealthDay)—Inbox time is associated with a reduction in physician turnover, and the COVID-19 pandemic saw an increase in mean total messages for physicians, according to two studies published online Oct. 12 in JAMA Network ...

Medical economics

Using electronic health records to predict physician departure

Physician turnover is disruptive and costly. It affects patients' continuity of care, strains healthcare organizations, and can take a toll on physicians and their families. By some estimates, each departure can also cost ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Lack of staff, PPE hinder nursing homes' fight against COVID-19

(HealthDay)—Staff shortages and a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) are among the reasons why U.S. nursing homes have been so severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the U.S. Public Interest Research ...

HIV & AIDS

Higher alcohol intake may harm bone health in HIV patients

(HealthDay)—Greater alcohol consumption is associated with lower serum levels of bone formation markers among patients living with HIV and substance use disorder, according to a study published online March 2 in Alcoholism: ...

Overweight & Obesity

New study shows why people gain weight as they get older

Many people struggle to keep their weight in check as they get older. Now, new research at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has uncovered why that is: Lipid turnover in the fat tissue decreases during aging and makes it easier ...

Other

Doctor burnout costs health care system $4.6 billion a year

Burnout among doctors is costing the U.S. health-care system an estimated $4.6 billion a year in billings because of reduced hours, physician turnover, and expenses associated with finding and hiring replacements, according ...

Medical economics

High costs associated with physician burnout in U.S.

(HealthDay)—High costs are associated with physician turnover and reduced clinical hours attributed to burnout, according to a study published online May 28 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Do circulating bone turnover markers indicate hip fracture risk?

The evidence that circulating levels of markers of bone turnover correlate with hip fracture risk among postmenopausal women is limited. In a new Journal of Bone and Mineral Research study, neither serum C-terminal telopeptide ...

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