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ICU Management

Opioid Prescribing Trends - U.S., Canada and Sweden

2019 06 Sep

A recent study, published in JAMA Network Open, reported that U.S. and Canadian patients were seven times more likely to receive an opioid prescription after surgery compared to patients in Sweden. Overprescription of opioids has become a problem in the U.S. and leaves patients at risk of opioid use disorder. This is also evident internationally as... Read more

ICU Management

Antibiotic Prescription Variation Down to Individuals

2015 21 Jul

Variation in antibiotic prescription is mostly due to the different routines of healthcare providers rather than differences in patient characteristics, practice standards at different hospitals or the clinical setting, according to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. 10 percent of health care providers write an antibiotic prescription... Read more

Executive Health Management

Biomarker Tests Reduce Unnecessary Antibiotic Prescriptions

2014 07 Nov

On-the-spot tests for bacterial infections, which only take about three minutes to process, may help to reduce excessive use of antibiotics. Researchers in Denmark performed a systematic review showing that doctors who tested for the presence of bacterial infections were prescribing fewer antibiotics. Their findings are published online in The Cochrane... Read more