How traumatic injury has become a health care crisis

Traumatic injury, or sudden physical injury requiring immediate medical attention, is an epidemic in the United States. It affects individuals of all ages, races and societal classes and accounts for over 41 million emergency department visits and 2.3 million hospital admissions each year. Additionally, 214,000 people die yearly from traumatic…

New continuity of care tracking method for GPs

New research has outlined a simple way to measure continuity of care for GPs, to benefit patients. Led by St Leonard’s General Practice in Exeter and the University of Exeter, the new research comes after a body of evidence has shown that repeatedly seeing the same GP over time has…

New Guidelines Address Care for Malignant Pleural Effusions

FRIDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 — New clinical practice guidelines for the management of malignant pleural effusions were published in the January issue of the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. Chakravarthy B. Reddy, M.D., from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, and colleagues representing the American Thoracic Society,…