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Patient survey reveals preference and economic cost of breathlessness services

Written by | 28 Aug 2022

A new study has examined patient preferences for breathlessness services and determined the cost savings of these provisions for the NHS. The paper is published today in Thorax by researchers […]

Around 1 in 20 calls to NHS 111 helpline result in unnecessary emergency care visit

Written by | 26 Aug 2022

Around one in 20 calls made to the healthcare helpline NHS 111 result in unnecessary attendance at emergency care within 24 hours, despite callers having been advised to […]

Routine depression screening may capture underdiagnosed patient populations

Written by | 24 Aug 2022

Screening for depression at the primary care level could dramatically increase the likelihood of treatment for those who are traditionally undertreated — racial and ethnic minority individuals, older […]

Patients like public health services best

Written by | 19 Aug 2022

In many countries, health services have traditionally been publicly managed and financed. But in recent decades, several countries have undergone major health reforms, inspired by more market thinking. […]

9 out of 10 Americans live close to community pharmacy

Written by | 3 Aug 2022

Almost 90% of the U.S. population lives within 5 miles of a community pharmacy, but more than half of Americans have to commute for more than 1 mile […]

Innovative, online automated obesity treatment program shows weight-loss results

Written by | 29 Jul 2022

Preliminary evidence shows potential for a fully-automated, online behavioral obesity treatment program to serve as a pragmatic resource in the primary care setting, according to a new study […]

Quality and safety of hospital care improves when physicians and patients speak the same language

Written by | 13 Jul 2022

Speaking the same language as their physician can make for healthier patients, new research using ICES data confirms. Frail, older patients admitted to hospital who received care from […]

New study finds doctors prescribe fewer painkillers during nightshifts than during the day

Written by | 5 Jul 2022

Pain management is one of the biggest challenges of the modern healthcare system.  Almost 60% of US adults report having experienced pain in the past three months and […]

New pediatric obesity program makes treatment more accessible

Written by | 4 Jul 2022

Pediatric obesity remains a serious health problem in the United States, where one in five children are affected. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force now recommends that pediatricians […]

Just 3% of adults with a recording of overweight or obesity in primary care in England are referred to weight management programmes

Written by | 20 Jun 2022

New research presented at the European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Maastricht, the Netherlands (4-7 May), has found that just 3% of adults with a recording of overweight […]

Linking medical and dental records in health information exchanges could improve dental patient safety, preventive care, and treatment outcomes

Written by | 14 Jun 2022

Dental professionals require access to each patient’s complete electronic health record – including laboratory test results and current prescriptions – so they can provide the best care possible; […]

Evidence-based recommendations on menopause management advise individualized care

Written by | 13 Jun 2022

Best practice recommendations for healthcare professionals providing help and support to women experiencing the menopause have been issued in a joint position statement from the British Menopause Society […]

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