Providers’ differential decision-making must be addressed to equalize chance of survival for heart failure patients, researchers say.
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Study shows both types of virtual care kept VA patients from dropping out of medication-based treatment for opioid use disorder.
Alert in doctors’ ordering system about scarce supplies leads to 29% drop in blood clotting tests; could provide model for other efforts to encourage wise use.
Many older adults look beyond conventional medicine for help, but few talk to their doctors about it
As people age 50-80 turn to integrative strategies like massage therapy, chiropractic care, meditation and yoga, primary care providers need to know.
Most older adults take multiple drugs but 80% haven’t had a medication review to check safety and potential savings, and 83% them don’t realize it may be covered by insurance.
Even at age 9 or 10, as many as 10% of children are curious about using substances, and many parents haven’t made specific rules or say kids’ access at home would be easy.