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Study finds that coordinating care of chronically ill patients does not increase liability
..."Courts hold doctors responsible only for what the doctor
does, and not what other doctors might do wrong," Hall explained. Instead of increasing liability, care coordination may lower liability risks. "Every medical function carries some liability risk and care coordination is no exception, but the extent...
March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...re the ongoing relationship between an individual doctor
and patient is important, individual studies measuring its impact on health care outcomes and cost have yielded conflicting results. In a critical review that synthesizes the findings of 41 research studies, researchers found a significant associati...
NHS target driven culture is failing patients
...ecting the quality of patient care, warns a senior doctor
in this week's BMJ. Craig Gannon, a consultant in palliative medicine, describes the fragmented care of an elderly woman at his hospital whose death from kidney failure (super-imposed on a malignancy) could have been avoided. "The hospital care was ...
Use of inhaled corticosteroid led to fewer hospitalizations for young children with asthma
...ness, and shortness of breath should inform their doctor
or healthcare provider and obtain a proper diagnosis of the condition. Treatment options for childhood asthma can be broken down into two categories controllers and quick-relief (bronchodilators). ICS, which are controller medication with anti-infl...
Specialist care gives better rate of survival
...iovascular care, 24 per cent were seen by a family doctor
alone, one per cent by a specialist and 42 per cent by both a family physician and a specialist. The study showed that compared with patients who received no follow-up care, patients who received regular cardiovascular follow-ups with a specialist h...
Doctor suggested cannabis for pain relief, says one in six medicinal users in the UKMUHC study
...ho use cannabis for medical reasons say that their doctor
suggested it, according to research published in t...ts benefits by accident and 16 per cent said their doctor
had suggested it. The majority of users (82 per cent) smoked the drug. Other methods included eati...
Prostate cancer screening practices examined
...or recently had a stroke. Frankly, the patient and doctor
have to base their decision on the probability that one of those factors may cause death before prostate cancer." Of the men screened by PLCO, about 14 percent had positive screening results, indicative of possible cancer. Approximately 8 percent scr...
UCLA Medical Center becomes first hospital to introduce remote presence robots in ICU
...st. The patient sees, hears and interacts with the doctor
through the nearly 5-foot-6-inch tall robot, which...or bedside monitors. "The RP-6 robot will increase doctor
access for patients, their families and hospital staff, and UCLA is excited to test the newest addit...
American Academy of Neurology presents 57th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach
...through education and research. A neurologist is a doctor
with specialized training in diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system such as Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and stroke....
Allergen exposure in inner cities varies throughout the U.S.
...e school, and made more unscheduled trips to their doctor
because of their asthma. While researchers did not find this kind of relationship between dust mites and asthma, their findings do suggest that children allergic and exposed to dog and cat allergen have more unscheduled asthma healthcare visits than...
Study finds indoor allergen levels vary, cockroach allergens cause more asthma symptoms
...hool days and have more unscheduled asthma-related doctor
visits than children who were sensitive to other indoor allergens. Exposure to dust mite allergens was not found to exacerbate asthma symptoms. Exposure to pet allergens resulted in an increase in unscheduled visits to the doctor, but the increase wa...
Simple question from your doctor can help identify your risk for breast cancer
March 8, 2005 Having your doctor
ask you about your family breast health history ca...e an impact on this discussion between patient and doctor
may include brevity of patient visits or relevance to the actual ailment for which the patient is be...
Common schizophrenia symptoms often overlooked by physicians, according to expert panel
...nce on positive symptoms while only 37% felt their doctor
places "a great deal" of importance on cognitive symptoms. Among those taking antipsychotics, 77% said their medication does not adequately help their ability to focus and concentrate. Among those taking antipsychotics, most (74%) also feel the...
HIV testing should no longer be accorded any special status
...if a patient freely consents to be investigated, a doctor
can initiate tests aimed at excluding serious diseases without an in-depth discussion of all possible results, provided that the test result, positive or negative, should benefit the patient. Routine voluntary counselling and testing was appropriate ...
Acting techniques may help doctors empathize with their patients
...or the patient, and 'surface acting,' in which the doctor
forges emotional expressions inconsistent with internal feelings. This would allow the doctor
to display behaviors the patient can interpret as empathic. The authors contend that deep acting is...
Older doctors less likely to follow current standards of care
...e study's findings show that the number of years a doctor
has been in practice may decrease the likelihood of the doctor
providing technically appropriate care. "The results are paradoxical since it is generally assumed t...
Clot-busting drugs may help detect potentially deadly leg clots
...elp find clots as well. When patients go to their doctor
with symptoms such as swollen legs with tender spots, shortness of breath or passing out, they may get a simple blood test called the latex d-dimer, says Dr. Robinson. The d-dimer test is a screening test that checks the blood for evidence that the ...
Teaching a less obvious medical skill -- Ethical decision-making
...sing a physician, patients rarely wonder how their doctor
makes ethical decisions. Yet a physician's ability...believe the loved one has suffered enough. Yet the doctor
may feel additional care is important because pneumonia is treatable with antibiotics. Improved comm...
New survey finds red dress symbol prompts women to take action to care for their hearts
... agreed that it would prompt them to talk to their doctor
and/or get a check-up. The survey was commissioned by WomenHeart: the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease--a founding partner of The Heart Truth. The Red Dress Collection 2005 Fashion Show features red dresses created exclusively for The...
Migraine-sparked vision loss may increase stroke risk in women; Migraine
...transient loss of vision, should be evaluated by a doctor
to exclude other causes such as transient ischemic attack (TIA). A TIA, which is caused by reduced blood flow in the brain, can result in a temporary loss of vision and can occur independent of migraine, he said. In another study, Italian researche...
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