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Rheumatology News (1122)

Fri, Sep 21, 2018 - Every nine minutes, a patient in a U.S. hospital dies because a diagnosis was wrong or delayed -- resulting in 80,000 deaths a year. That sobering estimate comes from the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Read More >
Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses
Fri, Sep 21, 2018 - Physician burnout is associated with increased risk of patient safety incidents, poorer quality of care due to low professionalism, and reduced patient satisfaction, according to a review published online Sept. 4 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Read More >
Research Links Doctor Burnout to Patient Safety Incidents
Thu, Sep 20, 2018 - Allopurinol dose escalation is not associated with reductions in mortality risk among patients with gout, according to a study published in the August issue of Arthritis & Rheumatology. Read More >
Allopurinol Dose Escalation for Gout Doesn't Improve Mortality
Thu, Sep 20, 2018 - On average, hospitals mark up drugs by 479 percent of their cost, according to a report from The Moran Company, commissioned by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. Read More >
Hospitals Charge 479 Percent of Cost of Drugs on Average
Thu, Sep 20, 2018 - Although there are many demands on residents, taking advantage of paid vacation time is one of the perks and should be maximized, according to an article published in the American Medical Association's AMA Wire. Read More >
Residents Should Take Advantage of Paid Time Off
Thu, Sep 20, 2018 - A lawsuit filed Tuesday in California claims that pharmaceutical company AbbVie used cash, gifts, and services to induce doctors to overprescribe the widely used drug Humira (adalimumab), ignoring the medicine's potentially lethal side effects. Read More >
California Lawsuit Claims AbbVie Paid Doctors to Prescribe Humira
Wed, Sep 19, 2018 - In 2016 the age-standardized prevalence of insufficient physical activity was 27.5 percent, according to a study published in the October issue of The Lancet Global Health. Read More >
Global Prevalence of Insufficient Activity 27.5 Percent
Wed, Sep 19, 2018 - Quarterly canakinumab administration is associated with significantly reduced risk for gout attacks without any change in serum uric acid levels, according to a study published online Sept. 18 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Read More >
Quarterly Canakinumab Reduces Risk for Gout Attacks