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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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…
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‘Simple, inexpensive’ intervention improves patient punctuality

February 6, 2019
Adjusting the patient scheduling process improved patient punctuality as well as patient and provider satisfaction, according to findings recently…
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Project data establish national norm empathy scores for osteopathic medical students

February 5, 2019
Data from phase 1 of the nationwide Project in Osteopathic Medical Education and Empathy, or POMEE, have been used to develop the first and only…
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Price disclosure through TV advertising may reduce consumer interest in high-priced drugs

January 23, 2019
Requiring pharmaceutical companies to disclose prices in direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising could potentially reduce interest in…
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Medicare Part B to D shift may decrease total spending, increase out-of-pocket costs

January 17, 2019
Although a proposal by the HHS to shift certain prescription drugs from Medicare Part B to Part D may reduce total drug spending by 6.9% to 18.3%, it…
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Medicare Part D could save $14.4B using VA drug prices

January 14, 2019
If Medicare Part D paid prices for prescription medications similar to what the Department of Veterans Affairs pays, there could be an estimated…
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One-fourth of costs for chronic disease care attributed to multimorbidity

January 8, 2019
Nearly one-quarter of all health system expenditure for chronic disease care was attributed to costs associated with comorbid conditions, above and…