chronic illness

To increase access of palliative care, turn to primary careAmerica is facing an epidemic of chronic illness.
Did FDA safety communication reduce myomectomies?A study looks at whether myomectomies were also impacted by the FDA safety communication. Also, chronically ill mothers may be more likely to give birth to children with heart disease. Plus: Can antenatal steroids reduce mortality in extreme prematurity?
Integrating IoT devices into healthcareIntegrating IoT devices within healthcare systems allows professionals and individuals to have access to new health-related data used for informed, personalized healthcare applications and situations.
Redefining pediatric malnutrition to improve treatmentMalnutrition among pediatric patients is an ongoing problem that is often underdiagnosed. A new report examines alternate methods for recognizing malnutrition beyond anthropometric percentiles.
Enhanced medical home benefits high-risk children with chronic illnessCompared with usual care, comprehensive care provided to high-risk children with chronic illness substantially increased access to care and parent satisfaction and decreased by 55% the number of such children with a serious illness, a recent study showed.
Primary care group visits may be key to boosting patient satisfactionFor primary care physicians struggling to accommodate a heavy patient volume, shared medical appointments may offer a potential solution, according to a recent study.
Special report: Chronic care crisisSpike in U.S. cases signals need for new collaborative healthcare strategies
Chronically ill teens are more than a set of sexual behaviorsA roundup of letters about chronically ill teenagers and sexual self-management, voice recognition software, and treatment for acute appendicitis.
Chronically ill patients want online access to medical recordsAbility to access medical data outweighs privacy risks
Updated 'prevention' definition would better address quality, cost containmentApplying a value-based design to high-deductible plans would encourage chronically ill patients not to forgo necessary services