Massachusetts-based SALMON Health and Retirement is partnering with Texas-based primary care provider Curana Health to offer an embedded physician model intended to improve on-site care for residents at...
Most nursing home docs don’t prescribe SGLT2Is yet for diabetes: study
Apr 23, 2023
Most nursing home clinicians do not include sodium/glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors (SGLT2Is) in their diabetes treatment toolkit. But use of the glucose-lowering drugs is growing in this setting, investigators...
Clinicians missing ‘critical’ step in Alzheimer’s diagnoses, 2023 report finds
Mar 16, 2023
Clinicians are not proactive in engaging patients on the subject of memory concerns, missing a key chance for timely diagnosis and early treatment, finds an Alzheimer’s Association report released...
Unexpected physician deaths swelled during pandemic — until vaccines arrived
Feb 09, 2023
Tragically, physicians have experienced high mortality linked to COVID-19 early in the pandemic. But mitigation measures and vaccination appear to have reduced deadly infections in this provider group,...
VA’s narrative medicine program improves senior patient care, docs’ study finds
Jan 25, 2023
Physicians said that the practice of narrative medicine changed how they framed patient decisions and helped them to guide seniors toward appropriate care.
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, Nov. 16
Nov 16, 2022
Physician groups ‘concerned’ about bill to expand nonphysicians’ scope of practice in SNFs … 2023 McKnight’s Women of Distinction nomination period now open … 5 deaths at NYC nursing home blamed...
More than 53,000 nurse practitioners left the workforce in 2021, report finds
Oct 25, 2022
Nearly 334,000 healthcare providers left their jobs in 2021, including large numbers of physicians and nurses, according to an analysis of provider medical claims data.
ACOs: Loss of quality bonus could disrupt value-based care model, physician recruitment
Sep 13, 2022
Accountable care organizations must urge Congress to extend a dependable bonus payment to physicians that is ready to expire, advocates say.
Forgo ‘fleeting conversations’ when changing meds during care transitions, clinicians urged
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Aug 02, 2022
Partnering with patients and families in medication decisions helps avoid the safety and quality pitfalls of disengaged clinical care, researchers contend.
Staff turnover hurting nurse-physician communication, study finds
May 05, 2022
Ongoing staffing shortages in nursing homes are making it difficult for nurses to communicate and efficiently share changes in conditions for residents, a new study has found.