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Fri, Dec 15, 2017 - Requiring insurers that participate in Medicare or Medicaid to also participate in Marketplaces in the same geographic area could improve access to insurance, according to a study published in the December issue of Health Affairs. Read More >
Making Insurers Participate in Marketplace Could Cut Volatility
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 - For patients undergoing surgery, gabapentin does not reduce the time to pain cessation, but can increase the rate of opioid cessation, according to a study published online Dec. 13 in JAMA Surgery. Read More >
Gabapentin Doesn't Cut Time to Pain Cessation After Surgery
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 - For postoperative patients there is considerable variation in the amount of opioids prescribed at hospital discharge, according to research published online Dec. 13 in JAMA Surgery. Read More >
Amount of Opioids Prescribed After Hospital Discharge Varies
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 - Preoperative levels of serum total cholesterol do not correlate with postoperative pain following laparoscopic surgery for gastric cancer, according to research published online Nov. 23 in PAIN Practice. Read More >
No Link Between Pre-Op Cholesterol, Post-Op Pain
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 - The absence of standards is an important barrier to pediatric oncologists recommending medical marijuana, despite their willingness to do so, according to a study published online Dec. 12 in Pediatrics. Read More >
Pediatric Oncologists Willing to Consider Medical Marijuana
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 - Health care spending growth slowed in 2016 following faster growth in 2014 and 2015, according to research published online Dec. 6 in Health Affairs. Read More >
Deceleration in Health Care Spending Growth in 2016
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 - Implementation of evidence-based guidelines can reduce opioid prescribing after laparoscopic cholecystectomy, according to a research letter published online Dec. 6 in JAMA Surgery. Read More >
Evidence-Based Guidelines Cut Postoperative Opioid Use
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 - For patients undergoing thyroidectomy, hypocalcemia and recurrent laryngeal nerve injury may be useful quality improvement measures, according to a study published online Nov. 29 in JAMA Surgery. Read More >
Thyroidectomy-Specific Quality Improvement Measures ID'd