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Forgotten Patients: ACO Attribution Omits Those With Low Service Use and the Dying
This article compares clinical and utilization profiles of Medicare patients who are attributed to provider groups with those of patients unattributed to any provider group in accountable care organization models.
FDA Approved a Record Number of Personalized Medicines in 2017
One in every 4 drugs approved by the FDA over the past 4 years was a personalized medicine, and the agency approved a record-breaking 16 personalized therapies in the past year, according to a new report from the multi-stakeholder group the Personalized Medicine Coalition.
Wearable Biosensors Have No Significant Impact on Clinical Outcomes
Analysis of randomized controlled trials finds there is not enough proof that wearable biosensors actually improve patient outcomes, such as weight and blood pressure, according to a study by Cedars-Sinai investigators published in npj Digital Medicine.
Researchers Discover Genetic Profile Unique to Dementia With Lewy Bodies
In a discovery that could potentially pave the way for more targeted treatments, researchers announced that dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) has a unique genetic profile, separate from those of Alzheimer disease or Parkinson disease (PD). Researchers also found that DLB has heritability traits similar to PD.
CDC Finds Higher ALS, Parkinson Disease Mortality in Those With White-Collar Occupations
The progressive neurodegenerative diseases amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Parkinson disease share the risk factors of increased age and male sex, but new research indicates there is also an association between a patientâ€™s occupation and the mortality rate from these diseases.
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