Two recent studies examined national trends in opioid and benzodiazepine prescribing, one finding that prescribing of these drugs together and separately dropped nationally, while another showing that opioid prescribing for patients with alcohol use disorder (AUD) decreased in New York.
7 Jun 2022
Primary care physicians play a crucial role in ongoing anticoagulation management, including educating patients about the signs of venous thromboembolism.
1 Apr 2022
Statins have proven their potential to reduce end-point outcomes, such as death from cardiovascular disease. But the drug class also has some downsides, and the pros and the cons become a close call.
1 Apr 2017
Internists can save patients the anxiety, time and expense of an emergency department visit by screening for severity of most infections, experts say. The focus should be on acuteness and the factors surrounding onset of symptoms.
1 Nov 2012
Prescribing of psychotropic medications by nonpsychiatrists improves access to treatment but raises questions about adherence to evidence-based guidelines, provision of psychotherapy, adequacy of medication monitoring, and appropriateness of treatment intensity.
1 Nov 2009
Hospital costs for potentially preventable hospitalizations were about one of every 10 dollars of total hospital expenditures in 2006. The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality presented national data on rates and total costs of potentially preventable hospitalizations.
1 Oct 2009
People under the age of 65 who had been uninsured for more than 12 months or were uninsured for any time up to 12 months previously were much more likely to have forgone needed medical care than those insured continuously for the whole 12 months.
1 Apr 2009
The American Lung Association State of Tobacco Control 2008 report graded the 50 states and District of Columbia.
1 Mar 2009
Tracking the use of complementary and alternative medicines by age and condition.
1 Feb 2009
The U.S. spent $2 trillion on health care (average: $6,700 per person), more of its Gross Domestic Product than any other developed country. What does it all buy?.
1 Jan 2009