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Oncology Medical Home: ASCO and COA Standards – “The OMH model is a system of care delivery that features coordinated, efficient, accessible, and evidence-based care and includes a process for measurement of outcomes to facilitate continuous quality improvement”.

22 Jul, 2021 | 10:49h | UTC

Oncology Medical Home: ASCO and COA Standards – JCO Oncology Practice

Commentary: Oncology Organizations Release New Standards for Medical Home Care – Pharmacy Times

 


Systematic review: In hospitalized non‐ICU patients, multicomponent non-pharmacological interventions are estimated to reduce the incidence of delirium by 43% compared to usual care.

20 Jul, 2021 | 10:07h | UTC

Non‐pharmacological interventions for preventing delirium in hospitalised non‐ICU patients – Cochrane Library

Summary: Non-drug approaches for preventing delirium in adults receiving care in hospital outside of intensive care and high dependency units – Cochrane Library

 


Joint Opinion from ACC/AHA/ESC/WHF | Clinician Well-Being: Addressing Global Needs for Improvements in the Health Care Field.

16 Jul, 2021 | 10:48h | UTC

Clinician Well-Being: Addressing Global Needs for Improvements in the Health Care Field A Joint Opinion From the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, European Society of Cardiology, and the World Heart Federation

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Opinion | The case for mandating COVID-19 vaccines for health care workers.

14 Jul, 2021 | 11:22h | UTC

The Case for Mandating COVID-19 Vaccines for Health Care Workers – Annals of Internal Medicine

News release: Case is strong for mandating COVID-19 vaccination for health care workers – American College of Physicians

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Real-World Evidence: The low validity of temperature screening for COVID-19 triage.

14 Jul, 2021 | 11:11h | UTC

Real-World Evidence: The Low Validity of Temperature Screening for COVID-19 Triage – Frontiers in Public Health

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Pediatric telehealth in the COVID-19 pandemic era and beyond.

7 Jul, 2021 | 08:56h | UTC

Pediatric Telehealth in the COVID-19 Pandemic Era and Beyond – Pediatrics

 


Choosing Wisely for COVID-19: ten evidence-based recommendations for patients and physicians.

6 Jul, 2021 | 10:21h | UTC

Choosing Wisely for COVID-19: ten evidence-based recommendations for patients and physicians – Nature Medicine

 


Covid: Masks upgrade cuts infection risk, research finds.

30 Jun, 2021 | 10:16h | UTC

Covid: Masks upgrade cuts infection risk, research finds – BBC

 


WHO issues first global report on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in health and six guiding principles for its design and use.

29 Jun, 2021 | 09:56h | UTC

News release: WHO issues first global report on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in health and six guiding principles for its design and use – World Health Organization

Guidance: Ethics and governance of artificial intelligence for health – World Health Organization

Commentary: Artificial Intelligence ‘Very Promising’ for Health, Says WHO – Health Policy Watch

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Opinion | A strategy to reduce the carbon footprint of clinical trials.

24 Jun, 2021 | 09:45h | UTC

A strategy to reduce the carbon footprint of clinical trials – The Lancet

 


The BMJ Series: The future of nursing.

16 Jun, 2021 | 08:18h | UTC

Homepage: The future of nursing – The BMJ

How to reposition the nursing profession for a post-covid age

How the nursing profession should adapt for a digital future

How to attain gender equality in nursing—an essay

Nursing’s pivotal role in global climate action

 


Cohort study: the use of potentially inappropriate medications in adults with chronic kidney disease is common and linked to increased risk of hospitalization, mortality, and falls.

11 Jun, 2021 | 08:11h | UTC

Risk of Potentially Inappropriate Medications in Adults With CKD: Findings From the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study – American Journal of Kidney Diseases (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


M-A: Effectiveness of telerehabilitation in physical therapist practice.

10 Jun, 2021 | 09:29h | UTC

Effectiveness of Telerehabilitation in Physical Therapist Practice: An Umbrella and Mapping Review With Meta–Meta-Analysis – Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Journal

 


Radiology malpractice cases most often involve cancer-related diagnostic errors.

10 Jun, 2021 | 09:27h | UTC

Radiology malpractice cases most often involve cancer-related diagnostic errors – Health Imaging

Original study: Oncologic Errors in Diagnostic Radiology: A 10-Year Analysis Based on Medical Malpractice Claims – Journal of the American College of Radiology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


M-A: Hospital-at-home interventions for patients with chronic disease who present to the emergency department – similar mortality risk, lower risk for readmission, lower depression and anxiety scores, and a lower risk for long-term care admission vs. in-hospital stay.

9 Jun, 2021 | 08:20h | UTC

Hospital-at-Home Interventions vs In-Hospital Stay for Patients With Chronic Disease Who Present to the Emergency Department: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – JAMA Network Open

Invited commentary: Hospitalization at Home for Patients With Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Disease—Further Evidence to Inform Practice – JAMA Network Open

Related: Pandemic Boosts an Old Idea—Bringing Acute Care to the Patient AND Randomized trial: Admission Avoidance Hospital at Home + Geriatric Assessment led to similar outcomes compared to hospital admission for older persons AND Most COVID-19 patients receiving home-based hospital care did not require escalation to traditional hospital setting – Approximately 1 in 5 were admitted within 14 days. Higher oxygen saturation was associated with decreased odds of transfer, whereas higher comorbidity burden was associated with increased risk.

 


Challenges and solutions for physician mothers: a critical review of the literature.

6 Jun, 2021 | 23:46h | UTC

Challenges and Solutions for Physician Mothers: A Critical Review of the Literature – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Viewpoint | A national goal to advance health equity through value-based payment.

6 Jun, 2021 | 23:39h | UTC

A National Goal to Advance Health Equity Through Value-Based Payment – JAMA

Related: Report: Implementing high-quality primary care – “pay for primary care teams to care for people, not physicians to deliver services”.

 


ACP offers guidance on physician suicide prevention and the role of a healing community from an ethics perspective.

3 Jun, 2021 | 10:45h | UTC

News release: ACP offers guidance on physician suicide prevention and the role of a healing community from an ethics perspective – American College of Physicians

Original study: Physician Suicide Prevention and the Ethics and Role of a Healing Community: an American College of Physicians Policy Paper – Journal of General Internal Medicine

 


Doctors tell how to make the most of your telehealth visits.

3 Jun, 2021 | 10:39h | UTC

Doctors Tell How to Make the Most of Your Telehealth Visits – Kaiser Health News

 


No COVID-19 cases found after a well-controlled indoor concert.

31 May, 2021 | 08:24h | UTC

No COVID-19 cases found after well-controlled indoor concert – CIDRAP

Original study: Same-day SARS-CoV-2 antigen test screening in an indoor mass-gathering live music event: a randomised controlled trial – The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Invited Commentary: Innovations in COVID-19 testing: the road from pandemic response to control – The Lancet Infectious Diseases

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Providing more low-value care does not lead to higher patient experience ratings – “New study challenges the assumption that offering patients more tests and procedures will lead to higher patient experience ratings”.

31 May, 2021 | 08:11h | UTC

Providing more low-value care doesn’t lead to higher patient experience ratings – University of Chicago Medical Center

Original Study: Association of Low-Value Care Exposure With Health Care Experience Ratings Among Patient Panels – JAMA Internal Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Using resources wisely in the COVID-19 pandemic: an international list of Choosing Wisely recommendations.

24 May, 2021 | 08:36h | UTC

Using resources wisely in the COVID-19 pandemic: an international list of Choosing Wisely recommendations – Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare

 


Global survey finds 44% of cardiologists report a hostile work environment. Higher rates were found among women (68%) vs. men (37%).

20 May, 2021 | 08:35h | UTC

Global Prevalence and Impact of Hostility, Discrimination, and Harassment in the Cardiology Workplace – Journal of the American College of Cardiology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Editorial: Hostile Work Environment: A Case of the Emperor’s New Clothes

Commentary: Hostility Is Common in Cardiology: Can a New ACC/AHA Statement Help? – TCTMD

Related: 2020 American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology Consensus Conference on Professionalism and Ethics: A Consensus Conference Report – Circulation

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


M-A: Screening test (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale – HADS-D) can identify hospitalized patients with depression.

18 May, 2021 | 07:23h | UTC

Accuracy of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale Depression subscale (HADS-D) to screen for major depression: systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis – The BMJ

Knowledge translation tool: Using the HADS-D to Screen for Depression

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Report: Implementing high-quality primary care – “pay for primary care teams to care for people, not physicians to deliver services”.

17 May, 2021 | 08:11h | UTC

Implementing High-Quality Primary Care: A Report From the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – JAMA

Original report: Implementing High-Quality Primary Care: Rebuilding the Foundation of Health Care – National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

 


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