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 reimbursement strongly linked to traditional Medicare

July 12, 2017
In the Medicare Advantage market, set rates for traditional Medicare act as a “strong anchor” for physician reimbursement, according to…
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Bullous pemphigoid showed possible link to hematologic malignancy

July 11, 2017
Bullous pemphigoid demonstrated some association with hematologic malignancy despite showing no association with overall malignancy. In the current…
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Medical costs increase, but number of patients treated and services rendered remained stable

July 10, 2017
Total medical expenditures increased markedly between 1996-1997 and 2011-2012, but the number of individuals with visits during an average month and…
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PCP-centered care more efficient, less costly than specialists without loss of quality

July 7, 2017
Although health outcomes of older adults with multimorbidity were similar among those who used a primary care provider or a specialist as their main…
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Multitasking, silent EHR use affect patient care

July 6, 2017
Although most clinicians multitask while using electronic health records, which increases the risk for communication and timeliness errors…
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Nursing home intervention does not reduce hospitalizations

July 6, 2017
Receiving training and support in implementing a quality improvement program to reduce hospital admissions and ED visits from nursing homes…
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Traumatic brain injury increases dementia risk

July 5, 2017
Sustaining a moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury is associated with an increased risk for dementia in the future, according to a study…
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Low market competition causes high generic drug prices

July 3, 2017
New data showed a link between significant rises in generic drug prices and decreased market competition, according to a study published in Annals of
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Microvascular dysfunction may increase risk for late-life depression

June 22, 2017
Peripheral and cerebral forms of microvascular dysfunction were associated with increased risk for depression, according to recent findings…
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State medical licensing board questions may discourage physicians from addressing their mental health

June 21, 2017
Medical license application questions are still not treating mental and physical illness the same, and this could be impacting a physician’s…