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MONTHLY BRIEFINGS - Sep 2017

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Wed, Oct 18, 2017 - The increasing participation of men in registered nursing can be attributed to multiple factors, including increasing educational attainment, rising labor demand in health care, and liberalizing gender role attitudes, according to a working paper publishe Read More >
Men Now Comprise ~10 Percent of RN Workforce
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 - Much of the total potentially preventable spending for Medicare beneficiaries is concentrated among frail elderly individuals, according to a study published online Oct. 16 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Read More >
Potentially Preventable Spending Concentrated in Frail Elderly
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 - Internal medicine patients are frequently prescribed potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs), but screening tools can detect clinically relevant PIMs, according to a study published online Oct. 8 in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutic Read More >
Screening Tools Identify Potentially Inappropriate Meds
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 - Ketamine administration is not associated with post-traumatic stress disorder in the military trauma setting, according to a study published online Oct. 3 in Anaesthesia. Read More >
Ketamine Not Linked to PTSD in Military Trauma Setting
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 - Female physicians are more burned out than their male colleagues, but there are steps they can take to reduce the stress associated with burnout, according to a blog post published in Medical Economics' blog. Read More >
Female Physicians May Be Especially at Risk of Burnout
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 - For patients using chronic opioids, use of diphenhydramine in addition to conventional sedatives appears to decrease pain and is associated with improved sedation during colonoscopy, according to a study presented at the World Congress of Gastroenterology Read More >
ACG: Diphenhydramine Ups Sedation in Chronic Opioid Users
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 - Online consumer ratings of specialist physicians do not predict objective measures of quality of care or peer assessment of clinical performance, according to a study published online Sept. 8 in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Associati Read More >
Online Ratings Not Aligned With Objective Quality Measures
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 - Most female physicians have been sexually harassed by patients at some point in their careers, according to a blog post published in Medical Economics. Read More >
Most Female Physicians Have Faced Sexist Patient Comments