Friday, July 13, 2018
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Drivers and strategies for avoiding overuse. A cross-sectional study to explore the experience of Spanish primary care providers handling uncertainty and patients’ requests
... Patient requests (67%) and defensive medicine (40%) were the most cited causes of overuse. Five hundred and twenty-two (27%) received requests from their patients almost every day for unnecessary tests or procedures, and 132 (7%) recognised granting the requests...
Taking multivitamin and mineral supplements does not prevent heart attacks, strokes or cardiovascular death, according to a new analysis of 18 studies published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal.
Monday, July 9, 2018
Saturday, July 7, 2018
At the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology conference in June, one of the hot-button issues was the prevalence of over-treatment in the field, according to an in-depth piece from NPR Health Shots‘ Richard Harris.
Friday, July 6, 2018
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Friday, June 15, 2018
Shared decision-making should become a mandatory part of training for all healthcare professionals to improve collaboration with their patients, save the NHS billions, and ultimately improve patient outcomes, say Aseem Malhotra and Sue Bailey.
Friday, May 25, 2018
One in five Kiwis think their doctor has recommended an unnecessary test or treatment and a third think some tests don’t benefit patients, a survey for the Choosing Wisely campaign has found.
A recent study finds that how older adults perceive their socioeconomic status influences how old they feel and their attitudes toward aging. Specifically, the lower people deem their relative socioeconomic status, the worse they feel about growing older.