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May 25, 2017

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May 25, 2017

IBS Patients (Can't Get No) Satisfaction

May 9, 2017 — A new study of 483 patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) revealed that many factors that contribute to patient satisfaction are beyond the doctor's ... read more

Online Preconception Health Education Tool Positively Impacts Patient Care

Apr. 19, 2017 — A research team has evaluated MyFamilyPlan and found that it enabled a significant increase in the proportion of women who reported discussing their reproductive health with their ... read more

Happy Spouse, Happy House

Mar. 17, 2017 — Achieving marital quality could seem daunting, even impossible to any couple, let alone a couple in which one of the partners is dealing with a serious illness. But a new study may hold the answer, ... read more

Care by Physicians, Non-Physician Clinicians Does Not Differ in Community Health Centers

Feb. 27, 2017 — A new study examining patient health outcomes in community health centers found that nurse practitioners and physician assistants delivered care that was equivalent to care delivered by ... read more

Online Scrutiny Is Stressful for Doctors

Feb. 2, 2017 — Online ratings and discussions about the quality of care American doctors provide can add to their stress levels. Patients, on the other hand, feel that such information empowers them to make better ... read more

Experts Develop Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline on Rhinoplasty

Feb. 1, 2017 — The American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery Foundation addresses the limited literature and availability of multi-disciplinary clinical practice guidelines accessible to ... read more

Making Health Information and Counselling Understandable for Patients in Germany

Feb. 1, 2017 — Practice guidelines for the health professions have now been developed by ... read more

Medical Assistance in Dying Will Not Increase Health Care Costs in Canada

Jan. 23, 2017 — Providing medical assistance in dying to people in Canada will not increase health care costs, and could reduce spending by between $34.7 and $138.8 million, according to a new research paper. The ... read more

Diabetes Medication Adherence, Language, Glycemic Control in Latino Patients

Jan. 23, 2017 — Newly published research has focused on Latino patients with type 2 diabetes. More than 3.1 million Latinos in the United States have diabetes and require daily medication ... read more

App Improves Medication Adherence for Heart Stent Patients

Jan. 20, 2017 — A tablet computer application helped heart patients with drug-eluting stents take their medications correctly, a study has found. Researchers found that patients in the intervention group had a 10 ... read more

New Study Reveals How Nurse Staffing Levels Link to Patient Outcomes

Dec. 18, 2016 — A new study investigates the links between variations in patient wellbeing and how registered nurses deliver care to their ... read more

Patients Wait Four Months Before Seeking Cancer Diagnosis

Dec. 7, 2016 — Patients wait an average of four months before seeking a cancer diagnosis, researchers report. Some patients waited less than a week before seeing a doctor while others waited three ... read more

Tablet-Based Tool Helps Epilepsy Patients Learn Self-Management Skills

Dec. 2, 2016 — Epilepsy patients who want to learn how to manage their own unique symptoms can now get individualized information via tablet computer through a new research ... read more

Palliative Care Improves Quality of Life, Lessens Symptoms

Nov. 22, 2016 — People living with serious illness who receive palliative care have better quality of life. The study is the first meta-analysis of the effect of palliative care as it relates to patients' ... read more

Three Key Practices in Hospital HR Departments Linked to Exemplary Patient Care

Nov. 7, 2016 — While employee salaries and wages can account for up to 80 percent of the total operating budget in health care organizations, human resources departments in many U.S. hospitals still rely on ... read more

70% of Advanced Cancer Patients Receive Palliative Care Consultation at ESMO Designated Centers

Oct. 8, 2016 — Seven out of ten patients with advanced cancer receive a palliative care consultation at ESMO Designated Centres of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care, according to survey ... read more

Sep. 30, 2016 — While the goal of filling out end-of-life forms is to let providers know patients’ preferences regarding life-sustaining treatments, the information they contain is often ambiguous, a new study has ... read more

Is It Okay for a Doctor to Attend a Patient's Funeral?

Sep. 22, 2016 — New research has shed light on how many doctors are attending the funerals of their patients and the reasons behind their choice. The researchers say more needs to be done within the medical ... read more

Early Palliative Care Improves Coping, Quality of Life for Patients With Incurable Cancers

Sep. 7, 2016 — A randomized clinical trial found that introducing palliative care shortly after a diagnosis of certain metastatic cancers greatly increases a patient's coping abilities, as well as overall ... read more

'Mystery Shopper' Study Finds Barriers to Palliative Care at Major Cancer Centers

Sep. 7, 2016 — A team of researchers, using a novel approach, found that while many cancer centers offer palliative and supportive care services, patients may face challenges when trying to access ... read more

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