New mental health diagnoses, especially stress disorders and drug/alcohol issues, are much more common in those hurt by a firearm compared with those hurt in a vehicle crash.
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Housing status isn’t always recorded in medical records, so researchers say new data are likely just the “tip of the iceberg”.
Medical debt in collections and bankruptcy much higher in working-age adults after hospitalization for traumatic injury, suggesting need for strategies to reduce financial burden.
Those who both smoke cigarettes and have multiple alcoholic drinks a day face worse surgical outcomes – but talking about risks before operations can reduce use.
Health providers could help by discussing the topic with patients, analysis of National Poll on Healthy Aging data suggests.
Managers should involve clinicians in efforts to cut back on unneeded or unproven tasks, team says.