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.
Children and adults with high deductible health plans are paying significantly more for the life-saving medication even as competitors to EpiPen became available.
It's the largest study to examine opioid prescription patterns for adults living with cerebral palsy and spina bifida.