An online tool designed to help people care for loved ones with dementia, and avoid or minimize the troubling behaviors that the condition can spark, has had a promising initial test run.
Health Care Delivery, Policy, and Economics
More than 4,000 patients have spoken: They prefer physicians in business attire and a white coat, or at least scrubs and a white coat. And the findings aren’t just about fashion.
Providing physicians with virtual access to specialists can be lifesaving to liver disease patients. A new study finds that it boosts survival rates by 54 percent.
Nearly 70 percent of non-VA hospitals require influenza vaccination or mask use during flu season by all who care for patients, compared with 4 percent of VA hospitals.
Despite widespread availability, the online resource goes unused by many older Americans. And adaptation varies by age, income and education level.
A new tool that takes into account personalized risks and benefits, and allows for a range of patient preferences, will help clinicians decide whom to screen for lung cancer.