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HCA Says Insurance Exchange Enrollment Encouraging So Far

The chief executive of HCA Holdings Inc on Monday said he expects the Affordable Care Act to drive more growth for the U.S. hospital operator in 2016 as Americans sign up for insurance coverage through exchanges created under the law.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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NHS to get £4bn in drive for 'paperless' health service - BBC News

The latest government attempt to improve the use of technology in the NHS in England is launched, with the aim of making services faster and more convenient.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Learning disabilities treatment care is 'shocking' - BBC News

Treatment of some people with learning disabilities in hospitals and care homes in England is "intolerable", says a report calling for the appointment of a commissioner to drive reform.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Reading Visit Notes Improves Patient Healthcare Experience

The OpenNotes approach increases patients' engagement in their care and may drive better compliance and more trust in physicians, a study has found.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Prognostic uncertainty drives GP antibiotic prescribing in children, study shows

Uncertainty about prognosis is a major reason that GPs prescribe antibiotics for children with respiratory tract infections, a study of UK primary care has shown.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Clinicians will get legal protection for owning up to mistakes

Clinicians have been promised legal protection from being prosecuted or disciplined if they speak up about mistakes made at work, under a new patient safety drive in England. The Department of Health’s plan will also create a team of expert medical examiners to review the cause of all NHS patient deaths.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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The BMJ should be adventurous and lead the way on qualitative research

This letter sets out the academic case for The BMJ to publish qualitative evidence and rebalance the incessant drive for quantitative data.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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The BMJ should be adventurous and lead the way on qualitative research

This letter sets out the academic case for The BMJ to publish qualitative evidence and rebalance the incessant drive for quantitative data.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Ixekizumab (Taltz) for Plaque Psoriasis Clears FDA

The monoclonal antibody targets interleukin 17A, which drives inflammation in psoriasis, and is intended for patients who are candidates for systemic therapy.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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R.E.B.E.L. EM - Is Too Much Supplemental O2 Harmful in COPD Exacerbations? - emdocs

Does hyperoxia suppress a COPD patient’s respiratory drive? Does it cause V/Q mismatching? Does it change the chemistry of the patient’s blood through the Haldane effect? It’s enough to make you want to give up and page respiratory therapy. Well lucky for you we sifted through the primary literature to bring you the myths and facts, and the short answer is…it’s complicated.  
emdocs.net
over 4 years ago
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Seven days in medicine: 23-29 March

Since 2015 anyone under 18 identified with female genital mutilation (FGM) in the United Kingdom must be reported to the police, but this mandatory reporting may not be the best way to reduce FGM, doctors said in PLOS Medicine.1 The authors said that the threat of prosecution “could potentially drive the problem of FGM even further underground” and that training health workers, educating at-risk women about FGM, and screening for FGM risk factors during antenatal care may be more effective.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Seven days in medicine: 23-29 March

Since 2015 anyone under 18 identified with female genital mutilation (FGM) in the United Kingdom must be reported to the police, but this mandatory reporting may not be the best way to reduce FGM, doctors said in PLOS Medicine.1 The authors said that the threat of prosecution “could potentially drive the problem of FGM even further underground” and that training health workers, educating at-risk women about FGM, and screening for FGM risk factors during antenatal care may be more effective.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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UK could turn to India for new GP recruitment drive

The United Kingdom may be about to embark on a refreshed recruitment drive for GPs from India to come and work for the NHS, subject to rigorous testing.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Pakistan could beat polio in months, says WHO - BBC News

Polio could be eradicated in Pakistan within months, the World Health Organisation says, as a mass vaccination drive is launched in the north-west.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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Pregnant women in Scotland to be offered free vitamins

Every pregnant woman in Scotland is to be offered free vitamin supplements from next year as part of a drive to improve the health of mothers and babies. It will make Scotland the only part of the United Kingdom where such support is universally available.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Inflammation Drives Adverse LV Remodeling After Acute MI

How does activation of inflammatory pathways contribute to progressive adverse LV remodeling after acute MI?  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago