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Guidelines for Thyroid Surgery Published in Annals of Surgery

The first set of comprehensive, evidence-based clinical guidelines for surgical treatment of thyroid disease – developed by an expert panel assembled by the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES) – was published today by Annals of...
21-Feb-2020 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Bundled Payments Have Not Led to ‘Cherry-Picking’ of Patients for Joint Replacement Surgery

A pilot program introducing bundled payments for hip and knee replacement (HKR) in Medicare patients hasn’t led hospitals to “cherry-pick” healthier patients at lower risk of complications, reports a study in the February 19, 2020 issue of The...
20-Feb-2020 2:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Guidelines for Hepatic Failure in the Intensive Care Unit

For critical care specialists, hepatic failure poses complex challenges unlike those of other critical illnesses. A new set of evidence-based recommendations for management of liver failure is presented in the March issue of Critical Care Medicine,...
14-Feb-2020 12:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

Understanding How Laws Affect Public Health: An Update on Legal Epidemiology

Laws can have important effects on public health risks and outcomes, while research can provide key evidence to inform effective health-related laws and policies. An introduction to the increasingly influential field of legal epidemiology is...
11-Feb-2020 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Most Men Do Not Regret their Choices for Prostate Cancer Surgery

Men with localized prostate cancer are faced with deciding among a range of options for treatment – including a choice between robot-assisted versus conventional prostatectomy. A new follow-up study in The Journal of Urology® finds that most...
10-Feb-2020 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Pneumococcal Vaccines Are Effective – But New Strategies Needed to Reduce Meningitis

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) have been highly effective in reducing pneumonia and other invasive infections caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. But rates of meningitis have shown little change, as pneumococcal strains not targeted...
7-Feb-2020 9:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

Excess Costs for Obese Employees Vary Between Industries

Although obese employees incur higher direct and indirect costs, the extent of obesity-related costs tends to be lower in some industrial sectors — including healthcare, reports a study in the February Journal of Occupational and Environmental...
6-Feb-2020 9:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

Value Transformation Framework Model Seeks to Guide Transition to Value-Based Healthcare

With a new focus on quality of care and outcomes achieved, healthcare organizations are challenged to make the transition to value-based care. A model called the Value Transformation Framework (VTF) provides a structured, step-by-step approach to...
3-Feb-2020 3:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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