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Clinical Briefs for Monday, January 27

Aging breast cancer survivors suffer greater decline in physical function … Living near major roads linked to risk of dementia, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and MS … Black nursing home residents don’t have higher rates of inappropriate antipsychotic use … Improving nursing home-to-ER transitions: an analysis by ER docs

Big data and operational visibility can improve care

Caring for patients in skilled nursing facilities is one of the most challenging and noble callings in medicine. Unfortunately nursing home operators and administrators face several challenges today, including a rising population combined with staffing shortages and tight margins under which to operate. One of the most significant challenges they face is that 19% of…

Depression linked to higher emergency admissions for elderly men

Depressed elderly men are twice as likely peers who are not depressed to have an emergency hospital admission, according to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The authors suggest that depressed patients may not carefully follow treatment plans and that depression may inhibit communication with patients who suffer from acute or chronic illness.

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