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As fewer physicians perform home visits, number of visits increases

November 30, 2015

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of physicians making home visits decreased; however, during the same time period, the number of home visits made by physicians increased, according to recently published data.

Researchers analyzed data from Medicare Part B claims to assess trends in home visits and domiciliary care visits performed by direct patient care physicians (n = 22,186).

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High 2-year survivorship found for labral tears treated with hip arthroscopy in older patients

November 28, 2015
Although investigators discovered an overall 2-year procedure survivorship of 70% for older patients who underwent hip arthroscopy for the treatment of labral tears…
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At least 10% of older adults experience elder abuse

November 27, 2015
Physicians need to be alert for cases of elder abuse, which researchers estimate is prevalent in at least 10% of people 60 years of age or older, according to a review…
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VIDEO: Examining ORIF in osteoporosis-related tibial plateau fractures

November 25, 2015
SAN DIEGO — At the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, Matthew Garner, MD, examined a study on the role osteoporosis plays in geriatric patients who…
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Peripheral thermometers not clinically accurate

November 25, 2015
In circumstances where body temperature will impact clinical choices, clinicians should use central thermometers, according to a review published in the Annals of
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Pilot Enhancement of the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program with a Healthy Aging Program

Research in Gerontological Nursing
Online Advanced Release, October 26, 2015
Older adults with arthritis or joint pain were targeted for a pilot program enhancing the Arthritis Foundation Exercise…
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Treatment is changing for geriatric O&P patients

December 12, 2014
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