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Video consultations in primary and specialist care during the covid-19 pandemic and beyond

21 Oct, 2020 | 09:30h | UTC

Video consultations in primary and specialist care during the covid-19 pandemic and beyond – The BMJ

 


[Abstract Only] Study: Excess days in acute care provide a more comprehensive picture of hospital performance compared to 30-day readmission rates

21 Oct, 2020 | 09:04h | UTC

Evaluation of Hospital Performance Using the Excess Days in Acute Care Measure in the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Excess Days in Acute Care Provide More Comprehensive Picture of Hospital Performance Compared to 30-day Readmission Rates – AboutHealthTransparency.org AND EDAC: A ’More Comprehensive Picture of Hospital Use’ – Physician’s Weekly

 


Five things clinicians and patients should question in public health

15 Oct, 2020 | 09:05h | UTC

Five Things Clinicians and Patients Should Question – Choosing Wisely Canada

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

 


Meta-analysis: Association of receipt of palliative care interventions with health care use, quality of life, and symptom burden among adults with chronic noncancer illness

14 Oct, 2020 | 09:18h | UTC

Association of Receipt of Palliative Care Interventions With Health Care Use, Quality of Life, and Symptom Burden Among Adults With Chronic Noncancer Illness: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – JAMA

Editorial: Palliative Care for Patients With Noncancer Illnesses

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Updated Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations: Tests and treatments to question in obstetrics and gynecology

7 Oct, 2020 | 09:02h | UTC

Twelve things clinicians and patients should question in obstetrics and gynecology – Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada

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

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


De-adopting low-value care: Evidence, eminence, and economics

4 Oct, 2020 | 23:20h | UTC

De-adopting Low-Value Care: Evidence, Eminence, and Economics – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Author Interview: De-Adopting Low-Value Care—Evidence, Eminence, and Economics

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Systematic review: The effectiveness and cost‐effectiveness of hospital‐based specialist palliative care for adults with advanced illness and their caregivers

1 Oct, 2020 | 08:58h | UTC

The effectiveness and cost‐effectiveness of hospital‐based specialist palliative care for adults with advanced illness and their caregivers – Cochrane Library

Summary: Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of hospital-based specialist palliative care (HSPC) for adults with advanced illness and their unpaid caregivers – Cochrane Library

Commentary: Hospital-based specialist palliative care may slightly improve patient experience and increase their chances of dying at home – King’s College London

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


WHO publishes pricing policy guideline to improve affordable access to medicines

30 Sep, 2020 | 09:33h | UTC

News release: WHO publishes pricing policy guideline to improve affordable access to medicines – World Health Organization

Original Guideline: WHO guideline on country pharmaceutical pricing policies – World Health Organization

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Perspective: The incompatibility of patient-centered care with fee-for-service payment

29 Sep, 2020 | 09:57h | UTC

The Incompatibility of Patient-Centered Care With Fee-for-Service Payment – JAMA Internal Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Sophisticated purchasing of pharmaceuticals: Learning from other countries

29 Sep, 2020 | 09:55h | UTC

Sophisticated Purchasing of Pharmaceuticals: Learning From Other Countries – JAMA

Related: Drug Reimbursement Regulation in 6 Peer Countries – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 

 


Editorial: Two remedies for inappropriate percutaneous coronary intervention—closing the gap between evidence and practice

22 Sep, 2020 | 09:28h | UTC

Editorial: Two Remedies for Inappropriate Percutaneous Coronary Intervention—Closing the Gap Between Evidence and Practice (free for a limited period)

Original Studies: Potential Association of the ISCHEMIA Trial With the Appropriate Use Criteria Ratings for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Stable Ischemic Heart Disease – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period) AND US False Claims Act Investigations of Unnecessary Percutaneous Coronary Interventions – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Interview: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) For Stable Coronary Artery Disease – Reducing Inappropriate Use

 


Not necessary. 5 policy ideas for limiting low-value care in Canada

18 Sep, 2020 | 09:23h | UTC

Not Necessary. Policy Ideas for Limiting Low-Value Care in Canada – Choosing Wisely Canada

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Less is more: Identifying recommendations for stopping or scaling back unnecessary routine services in primary care

15 Sep, 2020 | 08:44h | UTC

Identifying Recommendations for Stopping or Scaling Back Unnecessary Routine Services in Primary Care – JAMA Internal Medicine

Commentaries: A Solution for Guideline Overkill—More Guidelines or Shared Understanding? – JAMA Internal Medicine AND Doctors Get Plenty of Advice on Starting Treatment. This Could Help Them Know When to Stop – University of Michigan

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Viewpoint: Radiology and value-based health care

14 Sep, 2020 | 00:56h | UTC

Radiology and Value-Based Health Care – JAMA (free for a limited period)

 


Getting ready for the Covid-19 pandemic: Experience of a Brazilian hospital

3 Sep, 2020 | 11:00h | UTC

Getting Ready for the Covid-19 Pandemic: Experience of a Brazilian Hospital – NEJM Catalyst

 


Choosing Wisely: Five low-value or harmful practices that should be avoided in pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine

1 Sep, 2020 | 05:57h | UTC

American Academy of Pediatrics – Section on Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine: Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question – Choosing Wisely

Commentary: Choosing Wisely: 5 Practices to Avoid in Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine – NEJM Journal Watch

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

 


Building a better health care system post-Covid-19: Steps for reducing low-value and wasteful care

25 Aug, 2020 | 03:52h | UTC

Building A Better Health Care System Post-Covid-19: Steps for Reducing Low-Value and Wasteful Care – NEJM Catalyst

 


Choosing Wisely Africa: Ten low-value or harmful practices that should be avoided in cancer care

7 Aug, 2020 | 03:06h | UTC

Choosing Wisely Africa: Ten Low-Value or Harmful Practices That Should Be Avoided in Cancer Care – JCO Global Oncology

 


Study estimates the prevention costs for the next pandemic to be just 2% of Covid-19 economic damage

29 Jul, 2020 | 09:46h | UTC

Ecology and economics for pandemic prevention – Science

Commentaries: Cost of preventing next pandemic ‘equal to just 2% of Covid-19 economic damage’ – The Guardian AND Report: Cost Of Preventing The Next Pandemic Will Be Just 2% Of Covid-19’s Economic Damage [Infographic] – Forbes AND 3 ways to prevent the next pandemic with nature, according to science – Conservation International

 


Covid-19: an opportunity to reduce unnecessary healthcare

16 Jul, 2020 | 08:29h | UTC

Covid-19: an opportunity to reduce unnecessary healthcare – The BMJ

Commentary: ED volume recoveries are sluggish. That might not be a bad thing – Health Leaders

 

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In a New Hospital Ranking, Doing Good Counts Nearly as Much as Doing Well

8 Jul, 2020 | 00:58h | UTC

In a new hospital ranking, doing good counts nearly as much as doing well – STAT

Lown Institute Hospital Index: Hospitals Serve Individuals AND Communities

See also: Introducing the Best Hospitals for America – Washington Monthly

 

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Study: Palliative Care in Terminal Non-cancer Illnesses Linked to Reduction in the Rate of Emergency Department Visits, Hospital Admissions, and Intensive Care Unit Admissions

7 Jul, 2020 | 08:45h | UTC

Association between palliative care and healthcare outcomes among adults with terminal non-cancer illness: population based matched cohort study – The BMJ

Commentary: We need to raise awareness of the benefits of palliative care services for patients with terminal non cancer illness – The BMJ Opinion

 


Opinion: Covid-19 Pandemic—An Opportunity to Reduce and Eliminate Low-Value Practices in Oncology?

3 Jul, 2020 | 08:26h | UTC

Covid-19 Pandemic—An Opportunity to Reduce and Eliminate Low-Value Practices in Oncology? – JAMA Oncology (free for a limited period)

 


Meta-Analysis: Digital Mammography Does Not Improve Outcomes in Population Screening when Compared to Film Mammography

1 Jul, 2020 | 07:37h | UTC

Impact of Full-Field Digital Mammography versus Film-Screen Mammography in Population Screening: a Meta-analysis – JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute

Commentaries: Digital breast cancer detection technology does not improve outcomes – Oxford University Press USA AND How Beneficial Is Digital Mammography? – MedicalResearch.com AND Meta-Analysis: Digital Mammography No Better Than Film – MedPage Today (free registration required)

 


Opinion: Fee for Service is a Terrible Way to Pay for Health Care. Try a Subscription Model Instead

16 Jun, 2020 | 07:50h | UTC

Fee for service is a terrible way to pay for health care. Try a subscription model instead – STAT

 


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