Hundreds of thousands of surgical and dental opioid prescriptions are filled a month or more after writing, but one state’s law helped reduce this “delayed dispensing”.
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A poll shows strong support for clinics’ efforts to screen for, and providing support for, social determinants of health.
The VA’s efforts to reduce use of risky antipsychotic medications in its nursing homes succeeded – but use of other medications with less evidence behind them rose.
People whose Alzheimer’s disease gets diagnosed as part of a health crisis have much higher costs than those in whom screening shows significant cognitive issues.
Poll shows most people over 50 feel their health is the same or better than before 2020, but also reveals subgroups that may need more support to achieve healthy aging