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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

 


Study: Low-value Testing Increases Downstream Utilization of Resources and May Cost Healthcare Billions

10 Jun, 2020 | 04:39h | UTC

Low-value testing—including imaging—balloons downstream utilization and may cost healthcare billions – Health Imaging

Related Commentary: Are All Those Routine Tests Really Needed? – Physician’s Weekly

Original Study: Association of Low-Value Testing With Subsequent Health Care Use and Clinical Outcomes Among Low-risk Primary Care Outpatients Undergoing an Annual Health Examination – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

 

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Perspective: Early Health Technology Assessment for a COVID-19 Vaccine

9 Jun, 2020 | 04:52h | UTC

Early Health Technology Assessment for a COVID-19 Vaccine – Center for Global Development

 


Evidence Review: Extended Use or Re-use of Single-use Surgical Masks and Filtering Facepiece Respirators

8 Jun, 2020 | 04:33h | UTC

Extended use or re-use of single-use surgical masks and filtering facepiece respirators: A rapid evidence review – CEBM Oxford

 


Medicines with One Seller and Many Buyers: Strategies to Increase the Power of the Payer

29 May, 2020 | 03:00h | UTC

Medicines with one seller and many buyers: strategies to increase the power of the payer – The BMJ

 


The Challenge of Implementing “Less is More” Medicine: A European Perspective

27 May, 2020 | 02:14h | UTC

The challenge of implementing Less is More medicine: A European perspective – European Journal of Internal Medicine

 


Perspective: In Pandemic, Many Seeing Upsides to Telemedicine

26 May, 2020 | 09:52h | UTC

Part I: In pandemic, many seeing upsides to telemedicine – CIDRAP

Part II: COVID-19 reveals telehealth barriers, solutions – CIDRAP

 


Choosing Wisely in the COVID-19 Era: Preventing Harm to Healthcare Workers

22 May, 2020 | 04:58h | UTC

Choosing Wisely in the COVID-19 Era: Preventing Harm to Healthcare Workers – Journal of Hospital Medicine

 


Virtual Care: New Models of Caring for Our Patients and Workforce

14 May, 2020 | 09:58h | UTC

Virtual care: new models of caring for our patients and workforce – The Lancet Digital Health

 


Coronavirus Test Shortages Trigger a New Strategy: Group Screening

14 May, 2020 | 09:53h | UTC

Coronavirus Test Shortages Trigger a New Strategy: Group Screening – Scientific American

Related: Pooling of Samples for Testing for SARS-CoV-2 in Asymptomatic People (studies and commentaries) AND Sample Pooling as a Strategy to Detect Community Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 – JAMA Network

 


Randomized Trial: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery at Cesarean Delivery to Reduce Postoperative Length of Stay

14 May, 2020 | 02:29h | UTC

Enhanced recovery after surgery at cesarean delivery to reduce postoperative length of stay: a randomized controlled trial – American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Related Study (just published): A Randomized Controlled Trial of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Versus Standard of Care Recovery for Emergency Cesarean Deliveries at Mbarara Hospital, Uganda – Anesthesia & Analgesia

See also: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Guidelines for Perioperative Care in Cesarean Delivery (guidelines on the subject)

 


[Abstract Only] Study: No Increased Risk of Infections with Resterilized and Reused Pacemakers or Defibrillators

11 May, 2020 | 00:21h | UTC

Infections Associated with Resterilized Pacemakers and Defibrillators – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Infections With Resterilized Pacemakers and Defibrillators – American College of Cardiology AND No increased risk of infection with recycled pacemakers and defibrillators – Cardiovascular Business

 


Confronting the COVID-19 Surgery Crisis: Time for Transformational Change

7 May, 2020 | 09:11h | UTC

Confronting the COVID-19 surgery crisis: time for transformational change – Canadian Medical Association Journal

Commentary: Transforming surgery in the aftermath of COVID-19 – Canadian Medical Association Journal

 


Pooling of Samples for Testing for SARS-CoV-2 in Asymptomatic People

30 Apr, 2020 | 04:25h | UTC

Pooling of samples for testing for SARS-CoV-2 in asymptomatic people – The Lancet Infectious Diseases AND Commentary: Virologists show that sample pooling can massively increase coronavirus testing capacity – Saarland University

Related Preprint Study: Smart Pooled sample Testing for COVID-19: A Possible Solution for Sparsity of Test Kits – medRxiv AND Commentary: ‘Smart sample pooling’ for COVID-19 could solve test kit shortage problem – News Medical

 


Low-cost, Easy-to-build Non-Invasive Pressure Support Ventilator for Under-resourced Regions: Open Source Hardware Description, Performance and Feasibility Testing

23 Apr, 2020 | 09:26h | UTC

Low-cost, easy-to-build non-invasive pressure support ventilator for under-resourced regions: open source hardware description, performance and feasibility testing – European Respiratory Journal

Commentary: Low-cost, easy-to-build ventilator performs similarly to high-quality commercial device – European Lung Foundation

 


NIH Study Validates Decontamination Methods for Re-use of N95 Respirators

16 Apr, 2020 | 02:50h | UTC

News Release: NIH study validates decontamination methods for re-use of N95 respirators – NIH News Releases

Original Study: [Preprint] Assessment of N95 respirator decontamination and re-use for SARS-CoV-2 – medRxiv

 


FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization to Decontaminate Millions of N95 Respirators

15 Apr, 2020 | 03:38h | UTC

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization to Decontaminate Millions of N95 Respirators – U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Commentary: FDA clears N95 decontamination process that could clean up to 4 million masks per day – Tech Crunch

 


Implementation Guide: Triage of Scarce Critical Care Resources in COVID-19

15 Apr, 2020 | 03:23h | UTC

Triage of scarce critical care resources in COVID-19: an implementation guide for regional allocation. An expert panel report of the Task Force for Mass Critical Care and the American College of Chest Physicians – CHEST

 


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