Despite the progress made in reducing the threat of prescription painkiller addiction and abuse, some physicians, including those who once supported tighter laws and regulations, say the restrictions have gone too far in preventing medication access for people in need, according to an article from the Tampa Bay Times.
As predi cted, the American M edical Association issued recommendations for Medicare to cover end-of-life discussions with patients, a change that could prompt physicians to initiate these conversations more often, according to an arti cle from the New York Times.
Electronic health records can help increase testing of patients for HIV and identify previously unknown cases of the disease, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Hospitals hope new guidelines will standardize surgical care for children, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Two new studies reveal how hospitals can tailor their infectio n-control programs to best battle hos pital-acquired infections.
Several Tennessee hospitals recently expanded their vistation hours in an effort to better engage patients and families, the Times Free Press reported.
Many military hospitals are too small with too few patients to produce quality outcomes for patients, according to a New York Times investigation.
Video monitoring that can detect changes in blood flow in the face is effective in detecting atrial fibrillation, a condition in which the upper and lower chambers of the heart beat out of sync, according to a new study.
Self-monitoring by patients with hypertension led to a drop in blood-pressure levels over the course of a year, according to research published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Insurers have a bone to pick with certain New Jersey hospitals. Bayonne Medical Center, in particular, is reaping the benefits from the state's regulation that restricts balance billing, reports Healthcare Dive.