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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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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Enhanced flu vaccines elicit greater antibody responses in older adults

December 30, 2018
Enhanced influenza vaccines elicit greater antibody responses compared with standard-dose vaccine in older adults, findings from a systematic review…
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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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Current Shingrix vaccination schedule unlikely cost-effective

July 9, 2018
Last year, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices made a recommendation to vaccinate adults aged 50 years and older with the new…
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Tamiflu lowers odds of secondary H3N2 infection in LTCF outbreaks

June 25, 2018
In one Canadian province, for every day that passed from the start of an influenza A (H3N2) outbreak in long-term care facilities to the initiation…
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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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Asymptomatic C. difficile carriers key source of nosocomial transmission

June 6, 2018
Approximately 19% of health care-related Clostridium difficile cases at a Veterans Affairs hospital and affiliated long-term care facility, or LTCF…
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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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Study shows real-world effectiveness of PCV13 among US seniors

May 25, 2018
The 13-valent pneumococcal vaccine had an unadjusted vaccine effectiveness of around 73% against vaccine-type community-acquired pneumonia in the…