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Displaying Lab Test Costs in Electronic Health Records Doesn’t Deter Doctors from Ordering Them

Hospitals nationwide are seeking ways to use price transparency – displaying the price of lab tests at the time when doctors are placing the order – to nudge doctors to consider whether the benefits are worth the cost. But, results of a new study show that simply displaying the Medicare allowable fees did not have an overall impact on how clinicians ordered these tests.

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Research Examines Effects of Early Preventive Dental Care in Medicaid-Enrolled Children

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Contrary to prevailing wisdom, preventive visits to a dentist for children under 2 years old may not reduce the need for more care later, at least among those children enrolled in Medicaid in Alabama, according to a study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.

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Research Suggests Trans Fat Bans Lessen Health Risks

People living in areas that restrict trans fats in foods had fewer hospitalizations for heart attack and stroke compared to residents in areas without restrictions, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine and Yale School of Medicine.

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Quest for Balance in Radiation Leads to Lower Doses

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New UC Project Finds Roadmap to Improve Patient Safety in Radiation Exposure

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From Opioid-Free to Long-Term User, in One Operation: Study Shows Key Role of Surgery

Having surgery always comes with risks. But a new study suggests a new one to add to the usual list: the risk of becoming a long-term opioid user. About 6 percent of people who hadn’t been taking opioids before their operation, but were prescribed the drugs to ease their post-surgery pain, were still getting the drugs three to six months later, the study finds.

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JAMA Study Provides Further Support for Spinal Manipulation for Acute Low Back Pain

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), adds to a growing body of recent research supporting the use of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) as a first line treatment for acute low back pain, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).

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When the Doctor Recommends Against the Surgery a Breast Cancer Patient Wants

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A new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center examines the complex interaction between patients’ desires for contralateral prophylactic mastectomy and surgeons’ responsibility to minimize harm.

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Risk of Data Breaches at Hospitals Is Greater at Larger Facilities and Those with Major Teaching Mission

The risk of data breaches at U.S. hospitals is associated with larger facilities and hospitals that have a major teaching mission, according to a study published online today by JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Electronic Health Records Improve Weekend Surgery Outcomes

Electronic health record systems significantly improve outcomes for patients who undergo surgeries on weekends, according to a Loyola Medicine study published in JAMA Surgery.

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Gastric Acid Suppression Medications Increase Risk for Recurrence of Clostridium difficile Infection

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have found patients who use gastric suppression medications are at a higher risk for recurrent Clostridium difficile (C-diff) infection. C-diff is a bacterium that can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon. The study is published in JAMA Internal Medicine.







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