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In our latest blog, +MCG Health staff discuss some of the most pressing challenges in #pediatrics and how MCG is supporting providers and health plans with evidence-based solutions to improve care delivery for infants, children, and adolescents: http://md.mcg.com/Uhwn30lnYRW #EBM

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In the video below, MCG Health Managing Editor for Post-Acute and Home Health Care, Angela Askren, talks about MCG #patienteducation materials and how they support #healthcare workers preparing patients for pre-operative procedures, hospital discharge, and follow-up appointments.

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In our latest blog, +MCG Health Managing Editor and Physician Relations Specialist, Dr. Bill Rifkin, discusses the phenomenon of unexplained clinical variation, why it's important, and what can be done to help mitigate it.

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[WHITE PAPER]: The need for quality evidence in care guidance remains a significant issue in #healthcare. A transparent discussion of this topic would not be complete without addressing the challenges, controversies, and opportunities we see in the evolution of #evidencebased guidelines. As +MCG Health seeks to add its voice to the growing chorus of advocates for evidence-based care, MCG Health Editor-in-Chief, Laurent Tao, MD, MPH, and Hearst Health Senior Vice President of Clinical Strategy, Jeff Rose, MD, have collaborated on a special white paper now available for download: http://md.mcg.com/sDeo30kZtt6
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Tooth decay, where acid demineralisation of tooth exceeds remineralisation, is the most common global disease affecting 60 to 90 percent of children and almost all adults (WHO) including 12 million Australians each year and increasing for children since 1999, mostly where food is trapped and brushing, saliva and fluoride can't reach to clean, neutralize acid and remineralise teeth.
Both tooth decay (dental caries) and gum (periodontal) disease are biofilm1 related diseases. The twice¬‐daily removal of oral biofilm1 (commonly referred to as plaque) from on and between tooth surfaces and gum margins is important for the prevention and control of these diseases. (Oral Health Advisory Panel) Between meal snacks and drinks are generally carbohydrate rich and may greatly increase risk of developing tooth decay.
Measured as Decayed, Missing and Filled Teeth, caries incidence is a good indicator of oral health, but fails to show that over 80 percent of cavities occur deep inside pit and fissure developmental faults of back teeth or that dentists prevent these cavities by placing costly sealants over chewing surfaces to block food being trapped, all of which indicates that tooth care advice needs to include preventing food being left trapped on teeth after eating by chewing sealant foods before eating and removing food trapped between teeth after eating with interdental brushes and floss and chewing sugar free gum or preferably celery, to improve saliva access to dilute carbohydrate like sugar, neutralize acid and aid remineralisation. Removing trapped food also improves fluoride toothpaste access between teeth when brushing.
Also, Develop and implement a national oral health research strategy to identify priorities and coordinate activities and regular collection of population level caries incidence data that includes sealants, pits and fissures and between teeth that brushing can't reach and surfaces that are easy to brush, as well as decayed, missing and filled teeth like on www.supertoothndk.org.au so families and individuals can monitor and compare their oral health with any post code, state or national averages for their age group.
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[WEBINAR]: Join +MCG Health Managing Editor and Physician Relations Specialist, Dr. Bill Rifkin, and Lead Actuary, Justin Allred, as they discuss the topic of unexplained clinical variation, how it impacts #healthcare costs, and potential solutions to mitigate the issue. Register here: http://md.mcg.com/vjRo30kRpnF
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