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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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…
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Direct-to-consumer medical ad spending rises $7.5 billion over 10 years

January 8, 2019
Money spent on medical marketing greatly increased from 1997 through 2016, carried largely by a significant surge in direct-to-consumer advertising…
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AMA: Only 15% of physicians practice telemedicine

December 4, 2018
Only 15.4% of physicians worked in practices that utilized telemedicine for patient interactions, such as diagnosing or treating patients, managing…
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Avoid overwhelming patients with preventive guidelines

June 7, 2018
The more preventive care options that middle-aged and older patients received, the less likely they were to follow such options, according to…
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Increased physician supervision does not reduce medical errors

June 5, 2018
Increasing direct attending supervision and participation during work rounds did not significantly impact the rate of medical errors or patient…
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NIH primary supporter of systematic reviews behind USPSTF recommendations

May 24, 2018
The NIH was the single largest financial contributor to the systematic reviews that led to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations…
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340B hospitals provide more low-profit services

May 23, 2018
Hospitals that participate in the 340B program offer more low-profit service lines than nonparticipants, according to research published in JAMA
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Physicians who receive opioid-related payments prescribe more opioids

May 14, 2018
Pharmaceutical industry marketing of opioids and related payments to physicians are associated with increased subsequent opioid prescribing…