Search Tag: JAMA

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 management.   Fee-for-service... 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 The Journal of... 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 WomenHologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) 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... Read more

IMAGING Management

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

2016 19 Feb

Hologic Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) 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.1The findings published in JAMA Oncology provide... 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 arrest,... 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.The... Read more

Executive Health Management

Why Most Clinicians Work While Sick

2015 11 Jul

A recent study shows that many physicians and advanced practice clinicians (APCs), including registered nurse practitioners, midwives and physician assistants, report to work while being sick despite recognising this can put patients at risk. In a survey of attending physicians and APCs at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, respondents reported... Read more

IMAGING Management

Screening Mammography: More Small Cancers Suggest Overdiagnosis

2015 07 Jul

A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine shows that screening mammography was associated with increased diagnosis of small cancers, but not with significant changes in breast cancer mortality or a decreased incidence of larger breast cancers. Researchers say the increased incidence of small cancers may be the result of overdiagnosis.The researchers... Read more

Executive Health Management

Some Preoperative Tests Still Common Despite Low Value

2015 14 Jun

While guidelines from professional associations have sought to discourage use of certain preoperative tests considered to be of low value and high cost, there have been no significant changes over a 14-year period in the rates of several kinds of these pre-surgical tests. The findings are from a new study by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center... Read more


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