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This study uses data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to understand the extent and variation of physician excess charges by specialty and geographic region. http://ja.ma/2iouUiY
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The quality of precise measurement reported by Bragg et al provides confidence that Chinese authorities will continue to move the country’s health reforms in the right direction, with results that also improve the prevention and control of diabetes. http://ja.ma/2iom7gS
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In China, diabetes is more common in urban than rural areas, and is associated with increased mortality. With an increasing adult population and rising prevalence of diabetes among young adults, the burden of diabetes-associated mortality will increase further. http://ja.ma/2iozZYp
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UNICEF reports on the impact of air pollution on children, outlines 4 major steps that should be taken to protect children from toxic air. http://ja.ma/2ioDYEb
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New JAMA Issue—Antifungals and Prevention of Fungal Infection in ICU Patients; SOFA Score; Sepsis; + more! http://ja.ma/2jwvNKy
In a prospective cohort study of 613 adults with a history of physician-diagnosed asthma in the past 5 years, Aaron and colleagues assessed whether a diagnosis of current asthma could be ruled out and asthma medications stopped. Participants were assessed with peak flow and symptom monitoring, spirometry, and bronchial challenge...
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In addition to reviewing asthma symptoms and treatment, trying to understand if the diagnosis of asthma is still appropriate is an important part of clinical care. http://ja.ma/2jwcq4h
Childhood asthma is a chronic health condition that often improves or resolves during adolescence or adulthood. Prospective cohort studies have indicated that as many as 75% of school-aged children with asthma “outgrow” this condition by some point in adulthood, although children with more severe symptoms, more impaired pulmonary function, and...
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This study describes the financial conflicts of interest prevalent among hematologist-oncologist users of Twitter.
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Within the maelstrom that is US politics today, some may lose sight of the tangible, human consequences of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Is it 22 million or 32 million who would lose cov…
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Viewpoint: Diagnostic approaches and treatment options to reduce risk of fracture among patients with osteoporosis. http://ja.ma/2ioEzG6
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This Medical News article discusses the new NIH Nutrition Research Task Force. http://ja.ma/2ioDRZA
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Nearly all physicians charge more than the Medicare program actually pays ("excess charges"), with complete discretion to determine the amount charged. Ge Bai, Ph.D., C.P.A., and Gerard F. Anderson, Ph.D., of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, conducted a study to understand the extent and variation of physician excess charges. http://ja.ma/2iEtUqK
This study uses data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to understand the extent and variation of physician excess charges by specialty and geographic region.
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Among adults in China, those with diabetes diagnosed in middle age lose, on average, nine years of life compared with those without diabetes. http://ja.ma/2jw72y1
This population epidemiology study uses national survey data to compare the prevalence of diabetes and to provide estimates of the diabetes-related absolute excess mortality for adults living in rural and urban areas of China.
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