Search Tag: JAMA

IMAGING Management

Dense breasts, breast cancer risk, and screening choices in 2019

2019 05 Jun

Approximately 50% of women in the United States between the ages of 40 to 74 years old have dense breasts (an estimated 27.6 million women). The recent widespread inclusion of breast density information into screening mammography reports in 36 US states and suggestion to consider supplemental imaging has resulted in creating awareness and leading ... Read more

IMAGING Management

After 5pm your doc may not screen you for cancer

2019 28 May

A new study endeavoured to research whether breast and colorectal cancer screening are related to the time of day a patient visits their primary care clinician. As part of this quality improvement study shows, both clinical ordering and patient completion of cancer screening tests decreased later in the day. The study published in JAMA found that... Read more

Executive Health Management

Critical-Illness Events: Impact on Patient Outcomes

2017 03 Jan

  University of Chicago researchers have found that one patient’s critical illness may play a role in medical setbacks for other patients in the hospital, according to a research letter published in JAMA. The results also show that “critical-illness events” such as cardiac arrests in a hospital unit were also associated with delayed discharge from... Read more

Executive Health Management

Real Cost of Value-Based Care

2016 13 Sep

Three designated outcomes saw significant improvements following implementation of an analytic tool that allocates clinical care costs and quality measures to individual patient encounters according to a study appearing in JAMA .   The three outcomes were total joint replacement, laboratory testing among medical inpatients and sepsis... Read more

Health Management

Breast Cancer Screening Accuracy

2016 01 Jul

Does Changing The Order Of Second Mammograms Reduce Detection? A study in the UK, where two film readers independently evaluate each mammogram for signs of cancer, has found that changing the order of examination between two sets of readings did not result in any significant difference in detecting breast cancer. The study, published in... Read more

Executive Health Management

Which Surgery is Costing You the Most?

2016 29 Apr

Approximately 80 percent of admissions, deaths, complications, and inpatient costs related to operative emergency general surgery nationwide can be traced to only seven procedures, according to a study published online by JAMA Surgery . These include colectomy, small-bowel resection, cholecystectomy, operative management of peptic ulcer disease, removal... Read more

IMAGING Management

JAMA Conclude that 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ Exams Outperform Conventional Mammography

2016 27 Apr

Reducing Recall Rate for Breast Cancer Screening Stands to Decrease Healthcare Costs and Increase Quality of Care for Women Hologic, Inc. has announced that study results published today in a research letter in  JAMA  conclude that breast tomosynthesis (Hologic's Genius™ 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™) exams reduce recall rates, and increase invasive cancer detection... Read more

IMAGING Management

JAMA Oncology Supports Effectiveness of Hologic's Genius™ 3D Mammography™ Exams

2016 19 Feb

Hologic Inc. has announced that a new longitudinal study  published online in advance of print in  JAMA Oncology  reports that women screened for breast cancer over multiple years using Hologic's Genius 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ exams benefited from a significant drop in costly and stressful recalls. 1 The findings published in  JAMA Oncology  provide longitudinal... Read more

ICU Management

Study: Mismatch Between DNR Orders and Patient Prognosis

2015 22 Sep

Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders are often established for patients whose prognosis is poor. Now new research published in JAMA finds that almost two-thirds of patients with the worst prognosis after in-hospital cardiac arrest did not have DNR orders. “Among patients with a low likelihood of favourable neurological survival after in-hospital cardiac... Read more

IT Management

EHR Products: Usability Testing Standards Ignored?

2015 08 Sep

Researchers in the U.S. have discovered that vendors were not adhering to usability testing standards for electronic health record (EHR) products. This lack of adherence to usability testing may be a major factor contributing to the poor usability of many EHRs, leading to user frustration and safety risks, according to the research published in JAMA... Read more