A collaborative approach with external coaching support makes gains and holds potential to be used for other patient safety issues, researchers say.
As palliative care and hospice use grow and cost pressures continue, new studies probed variation in care and referrals — and found opportunity.
Opioids, tranquilizers, antidepressants and antipsychotics affect the central nervous system, and combining them can put older people at risk. But new data show concerning prescribing trends.
A higher BMI means a lower chance of a good-quality death, a new study of people with and without obesity finds. That also means higher costs for the Medicare system.
New data add to the growing evidence that fewer senior citizens are developing dementia — with schooling a key associative factor.