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Viewpoint: Surgical overtreatment and shared decision-making—the limits of choice. – “Payment models further incentivize surgical intervention. Fee-for-service payment plans reward surgeons for operating, not for ensuring that surgery is right for a patient”.

17 Oct, 2021 | 21:17h | UTC

Surgical Overtreatment and Shared Decision-making—The Limits of Choice – JAMA Surgery (free for a limited period)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Survey finds patients undergoing medical imaging procedures have overall limited knowledge about medical radiation.

14 Oct, 2021 | 09:46h | UTC

Patient Perceptions and Knowledge of Ionizing Radiation From Medical Imaging – JAMA Network Open

Invited commentary: It Is Time to Inform Patients of Medical Imaging Risks – JAMA Network Open

 


Systematic Review: Music interventions may have beneficial effects on anxiety, depression, hope, pain, and fatigue in adults with cancer.

14 Oct, 2021 | 09:43h | UTC

Music interventions for improving psychological and physical outcomes in people with cancer – Cochrane Library

 


Real-world data show that filters clean COVID-causing virus from air.

13 Oct, 2021 | 01:43h | UTC

Real-world data show that filters clean COVID-causing virus from air – Nature

Original article: The removal of airborne SARS-CoV-2 and other microbial bioaerosols by air filtration on COVID-19 surge units – medRxiv

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


ACR Announces New Appropriateness Criteria for Diagnostic Exams.

13 Oct, 2021 | 01:32h | UTC

American College of Radiology Announces New Appropriateness Criteria – Medical Device News Magazine

New Guidance: ACR Appropriateness Criteria

 


Survey finds misperceptions associated with palliative care are widespread – stigma may be perpetuated by those who falsely believe they understand its meaning.

11 Oct, 2021 | 23:54h | UTC

Public knowledge and attitudes concerning palliative care – BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Opinion | Covid-19 keeps delivering lessons about health care worker burnout. Will we learn them?

8 Oct, 2021 | 10:18h | UTC

Covid-19 keeps delivering lessons about health care worker burnout. Will we learn them? – STAT

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Choosing Wisely: Seven things physicians and residents/patients should question in long term care.

7 Oct, 2021 | 10:31h | UTC

Seven Things Physicians and Residents/Patients Should Question – Canadian Society for Long Term Care Medicine

See complete lists of low-value practices: Choosing Wisely U.S. / Choosing Wisely UK / Choosing Wisely Australia AND Choosing Wisely Canada

 


Addressing Biased Patient Behavior: A Teachable Moment.

5 Oct, 2021 | 08:54h | UTC

Addressing Biased Patient Behavior: A Teachable Moment – JAMA Internal Medicine

 


Intensive care triage under exceptional resource scarcity.

3 Oct, 2021 | 22:48h | UTC

Intensive care triage under exceptional resource scarcity – Swiss Medical Weekly

 


WHO prioritizes access to diabetes and cancer treatments in new Essential Medicines Lists.

3 Oct, 2021 | 22:46h | UTC

News Release: WHO prioritizes access to diabetes and cancer treatments in new Essential Medicines Lists – World Health Organization

Report: WHO model list of essential medicines – 22nd list, 2021 – World Health Organization

Commentary: For the first time, WHO committee recommends action on high-priced essential medicines – STAT

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Physician Well-being 2.0: Where Are We and Where Are We Going?

3 Oct, 2021 | 22:36h | UTC

Physician Well-being 2.0: Where Are We and Where Are We Going? – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Related:

Consensus Study – Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being – National Academies of Medicine

[Abstract Only] Assessment of Risk Factors for Suicide Among US Health Care Professionals

Beyond Burnout: Docs Decry ‘Moral Injury’ From Financial Pressures of Health Care

Perspective: Hospital Administration Response to Physician Stress and Burnout

Opinion: It’s Time to Talk About Physician Burnout and Moral Injury

Systematic Review: Effect of Organization-Directed Workplace Interventions on Physician Burnout

Perspective: The 3 Causes Of Physician Burnout (And Why There’s No Simple Solution)

Physician Burnout: A Global Crisis (several resources on the subject)

 


Fire safety and emergency evacuation guidelines for intensive care units and operating theatres: for use in the event of fire, flood, power cut, oxygen supply failure, noxious gas, structural collapse or other critical incidents.

1 Oct, 2021 | 10:15h | UTC

Fire safety and emergency evacuation guidelines for intensive care units and operating theatres: for use in the event of fire, flood, power cut, oxygen supply failure, noxious gas, structural collapse or other critical incidents – Anaesthesia

 


Saying ‘person with schizophrenia,’ not ‘schizophrenic,’ can affect clinician beliefs, study finds.

1 Oct, 2021 | 10:05h | UTC

Saying ‘person with schizophrenia,’ not ‘schizophrenic,’ can affect clinician beliefs, study finds – STAT

Original article: It’s Time for Counselors to Modify Our Language: It Matters When We Call Our Clients Schizophrenics Versus People With Schizophrenia – Journal of Counseling & Development ($)

 


A pandemic recap: lessons we have learned.

30 Sep, 2021 | 10:29h | UTC

A pandemic recap: lessons we have learned – World Journal of Emergency Surgery

 


Never Waste a Pandemic: Strategies to Increase Advance Care Planning Now.

29 Sep, 2021 | 10:22h | UTC

Never Waste a Pandemic: Strategies to Increase Advance Care Planning Now – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

 


New analysis shows use and predictors of low-value care in health systems – “Patients at health systems with smaller shares of primary care physicians and without teaching hospitals were more likely to receive low-value services”.

28 Sep, 2021 | 09:08h | UTC

News release: New analysis shows use and predictors of low-value care in health systems nationwide – Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Original study: Low-Value Care at the Actionable Level of Individual Health Systems – JAMA Internal Medicine

Author interview: Low-Value Care at the Actionable Level of Individual Health Systems

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Environmental and Occupational Considerations of Anesthesia: A Narrative Review and Update.

26 Sep, 2021 | 21:37h | UTC

Environmental and Occupational Considerations of Anesthesia: A Narrative Review and Update – Anesthesia & Analgesia

Related:

Working toward the triple bottom line in surgery to limit the impact of surgery on the environment

Effects Of Surgery On A Warming Planet: Can Anesthesia Go Green? – NPR

Anaesthetic gases, climate change, and sustainable practice – The Lancet Planetary Health

Greenhouse gases: the choice of volatile anesthetic does matter – Canadian Journal of Anesthesiology

People, planet and profits: the case for greening operating rooms – Canadian Medical Association Journal

 


Cochrane Special Collection | De-implementation of low-value health care: resource prioritization in the COVID-19 pandemic era.

23 Sep, 2021 | 10:13h | UTC

De-implementation of low-value health care: resource prioritization in the COVID-19 pandemic era – Cochrane Library

Editorial: Making wise choices about low‐value health care in the COVID‐19 pandemic – Cochrane Library

Commentary: Choosing health care wisely when resources are scarce – Evidently Cochrane

 

Commentaries on Twitter

 


WHO releases new compendium of innovative health technologies for COVID-19 and other priority diseases.

23 Sep, 2021 | 10:03h | UTC

WHO releases new compendium of innovative health technologies for COVID-19 and other priority diseases – World Health Organization

Compendium: WHO compendium of innovative health technologies for low-resource settings 2021. COVID-19 and other health priorities – World Health Organization

 


Essential Emergency and Critical Care: A consensus among global clinical experts.

22 Sep, 2021 | 10:07h | UTC

Essential Emergency and Critical Care: a consensus among global clinical experts – BMJ Global Health

News releases:

40 steps to reduce deaths from critical illness – London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

40 simple steps to reduce deaths from critical illness – Karolisnka Institutet

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Systematic review: Interventions to Reduce Hospital Length of Stay in High-risk Populations.

21 Sep, 2021 | 08:58h | UTC

Interventions to Reduce Hospital Length of Stay in High-risk Populations: A Systematic Review – JAMA Network Open

 


Podcast: Advance Your Care Planning.

21 Sep, 2021 | 08:51h | UTC

#295 Advance Your Care Planning with Dr. Rebecca Sudore – The Curbsiders

 


Large cohort study suggests routine replacement (every 96 hours) of peripheral intravenous catheters may reduce the risk of bloodstream infections compared to clinically indicated replacement.

19 Sep, 2021 | 23:34h | UTC

Comparison of Routine Replacement With Clinically Indicated Replacement of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Related Cochrane Review with different findings: Systematic Review: Clinically‐indicated vs. Routine Replacement of Peripheral Venous Catheters

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Choosing Wisely: Five things clinicians and patients should question in rural medicine.

19 Sep, 2021 | 23:26h | UTC

Choosing Wisely Canada: Rural medicine list of recommendations – Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine

See complete lists of low-value practices: Choosing Wisely U.S. / Choosing Wisely UK / Choosing Wisely Australia AND Choosing Wisely Canada

 


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