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Nonphysican practitioners filling post-ACA primary care gap

(HealthDay)—Primary care practices may be relying on advanced practitioners (APs) to accommodate new Medicaid beneficiaries following the passage of the Affordable Care Act, according to a study published in the July/August issue of the Annals of Family Medicine. Lena Leszinsky

Survey finds patients want more guidance from physicians on self-care

Physicians and consumers agree that self-care is important to health and well-being, yet 75 percent of patients say they haven’t discussed self-care with their physician within the last two years, according to a new survey released today, conducted by The

Sleep disorders up health care visits, costs for low back pain

(HealthDay)—The presence of a sleep disorder diagnosis has a significant effect on low back pain (LBP)-related health care visits and costs, independent of pain intensity and disability, according to a study published online July 5 in Spine. Daniel Rhon, D.Sc.,

Sustainable savings on medical care

One popular idea for lowering the nation’s ballooning health care spending is to change the way insurers pay provider organizations for their care. Instead of paying a fee for each service rendered—a model that can encourage the unscrupulous use of

Dementia and transitional care: Gaps in research and practice

Patients with dementia are hospitalized at higher rates and involved in transitional care more frequently than those who are cognitively unimpaired. Yet, current practices for managing transitional care—and the research informing them—have overlooked the needs of patients with dementia and

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 to a first-time analysis of the overall economic

Health care professionals exhibit gender bias

(HealthDay)—Survey results show that health care professionals have implicit and explicit gender bias, according to a study published online July 5 in JAMA Network Open. Arghavan Salles, M.D., Ph.D., from Washington University in St. Louis, and colleagues assessed the Gender-Career

Study examines association between care management and outcomes in Medicare ACOs

A new study from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, published this week in JAMA Network Open, finds that Accountable Care Organization (ACO)-reported care management and coordination activities were not associated with improved outcomes or lower spending

Improving care quality for hospitalized socially at-risk patients

Nurses play a pivotal role in caring for hospitalized patients with social risk factors and preparing them for discharge. Now, a new study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) illustrates how certain health system constraints present

$3.5 trillion a year: America’s health care system has become one of the world’s largest money making scams

If the U.S. health care system was a country, it would have the fifth largest GDP on the entire planet.  At this point only the United States, China, Japan and Germany have a GDP that is larger than the 3.5

California, New York roll out taxpayer-funded health care for illegal aliens; the sick will now flock to these states en masse

California Governor Gavin Newsom and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio are rolling out new “free” healthcare initiatives for illegal immigrants. While illegals may be able to access care in these areas free of charge, it will cost tax-paying Americans a

Use of diabetes monitoring tests in primary care suboptimal

(HealthDay)—Many primary care patients are not given tests recommended for monitoring diabetes, according to a study published in the December issue of Family Medicine and Community Health. Mingliang Dai, Ph.D., from the American Board of Family Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky,