Patients with SARS-CoV-2 who received twice-daily, automated text message check-ins with an option to report worsening symptoms at any time had lower 30- and 60-day mortality than outpatients receiving usual care, a retrospective study found.
Only 50.5% of Medicare beneficiaries ages 19 or older had received an influenza vaccine during the 2018 to 2019 flu season, and vaccination rates were significantly higher among White beneficiaries than Black or Hispanic beneficiaries.
A randomized trial in the United Kingdom found that women at risk for postoperative upper limb disability after breast cancer surgery had better functional outcomes when assigned to a structured exercise program, with no associated increase in complications or adverse events.
U.S. researchers used data from the Health and Retirement Study to determine whether older adults who had a relative or friend to help with personal care if needed experienced better outcomes after new onset of a major illness or hospitalization.
The 18-month program from the ACP Leadership Academy includes a combination of formal training through online coursework, online group discussions facilitated by leaders in internal medicine, and a capstone project that demonstrates successful mastery of leadership concepts.