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Survey results reveal only 18% of health systems consistently use patient-reported outcomes and highlights key barriers to implementing patient-reported outcome measures in the clinical setting.
Patients who suffer heart attacks or flare-ups of congestive heart failure can fare worse in hospitals that are more likely to send them to the intensive care unit (ICU), according to a study published in CHEST.
Payers are making investments in care coordination to halt the overuse of services and medication. Certified diabetes educators (CDEs) are ideal candidates for this role, since so much of high healthcare spending is due to chronic disease.
This week, the top stories in managed care include news on how Medicaid expansion improved health outcomes of low-income individuals, a report on how physical activity lowers risk of 5 common chronic conditions, and findings on how insurance type impacts health outcomes in cancer.
Getting diabetes self-management education within reach of the target audience means putting trainers into primary care practices. A program from the University of Washington shows how to transport lessons from an academic center into local clinics.
The importance of care coordination and the role of diabetes educators in the primary care practice is a theme of the 2016 meeting of the American Association of Diabetes Educators, taking place in San Diego, California.
What we're reading, August 12, 2016: CMS announces Obamacare plans saw a healthier mix of consumers last year; the number of babies born addicted to opioids tripled in 15 years; and the Obama administration will shift funding from HHS to fight Zika.
A recent study led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital discovered that cancer survivors who underwent the same or similar therapies displayed the same symptoms of mental health.
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