In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in geriatric medicine. Through peer “Perspectives,” full bibliographical information and links to the original journal abstract, In the Journals are a step wider and deeper than journal reviews health care professionals may be accustomed.

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More than 20% of adults uninsured, nearly 10 years after Affordable Care Act signed into law

July 8, 2019
About one in five adults treated at community health centers in 11 states that expanded Medicaid eligibility did not have health insurance during a…
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Americans have fewer healthy days, more disparity in health outcomes, CDC data show

June 28, 2019
Health equity witnessed a “clear lack of progress” during a recent 25-year period, researchers recently wrote in JAMA Network Open.
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‘Easy to follow’ advance directives more likely to be used

June 26, 2019
Both clinicians and patients more often utilized advance directives that were more “readable, understandable, appealing and usable,”…
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Older women with osteoporosis, multiple comorbidities have high probability of hip fracture

June 17, 2019
Women aged 80 and older with osteoporosis and substantial comorbidity have a high 5-year probability of hip fracture and may still benefit from drug…
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ACP recommends ways to strengthen ACA

April 15, 2019
In a new position paper published in Annals of Internal Medicine, the ACP offers seven comprehensive recommendations to improve the Patient…
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Clinical guidelines from North American specialty societies often biased, have conflicts of interest

April 2, 2019
Clinical practice guidelines issued by specialty societies in North America often call for greater use of services associated to their own…
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Physician burnout rate increases, broad-based approaches alleviate causes

March 15, 2019
The rate of physician burnout increased 5% during a 3-year period, according to findings recently published in JAMA Network Open. Researchers also…
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Health IT tool in waiting room improves clinician, patient communication

March 11, 2019
A simple waiting room-based tool on an iPad that researchers dubbed the Visit Planner significantly improved visit communication between primary care…
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Physician burnout rate decreases

February 22, 2019
The rate of burnout among U.S. physicians dropped in 2017 but still remains above 40%, according to findings published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings
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Less self-reported cataract surgery among those with dementia

February 6, 2019
Researchers suggest that cataract surgery may be underutilized in patients with cognitive impairment and dementia. Data from the National Health and…