Author | Kaitlynn Ely

Articles

Number of Paid Sick Days Correlates to Use of Preventive Services

March 12, 2018

American workers between the ages of 49 and 57 with at least 10 paid sick days had a significant increase in receiving preventive services, such as a flu shot, checking cholesterol and blood pressure, and a fasting blood sugar test for diabetes.

Medicare's CJR Program Shows Decreased Spending Among Savings Hospitals

March 11, 2018

Savings hospitals had lower baseline spending than nonsavings hospitals during the first year of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) program, according to a Research Letter in JAMA.

Sustainable Health Equity Only Possible Through Evidence-Based Approaches, According to Study

March 10, 2018

Health equity can only be achieved when leaders and policy makers are passionate about reducing health disparities and adamantly encourage care delivery reforms that incentivize and support health equity efforts.

Patients With Breast Cancer or Lymphoma Have Increased Risk of Heart Failure

March 10, 2018

Patients who had breast cancer or lymphoma who were treated more than 3 times are more likely to develop congestive heart failure than those who did not have cancer, according to research being presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 67th Annual Scientific Session.