In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in spine surgery. 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.

In the Journals

Burnout, dissatisfaction drive 1 in 5 physicians to plan on reducing work hours

November 10, 2017
Survey results published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings reveal a significant level of discontent among physicians, with many considering scaling back or…
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Service price biggest driver of health care spending

November 9, 2017
Annual health care spending increased from $1.2 trillion to $2.1 trillion between 1996 and 2013, fueled by a 50% rise in the price of health care…
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Choosing Wisely helpful, but many physicians unaware of the campaign

November 1, 2017
While awareness of the Choosing Wisely campaign was low among physicians, a majority of those who knew of the campaign reported that it was helpful…
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Wearable sensors may overestimate number of head impact events in sports

October 30, 2017
Results published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine showed head impact events in sports may be substantially overestimated by existing…
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Low wealth heightens risk for death, disability in US, England

October 24, 2017
In the United States and England, individuals in the lowest quintile of wealth were significantly more likely to die or be disabled than those in the…
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Convergence insufficiency linked with increased risk of prolonged recovery from concussion

October 24, 2017
Patients with convergence insufficiency after sport-related concussion had an increased risk for prolonged recovery, according to results published…
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Study cites factors for high-magnitude head impact exposure in youth football

October 18, 2017
Results from this study indicated youth football players who experienced higher levels of head impact exposure were more likely to be…
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Frail elderly patients comprise 44% of potentially preventable Medicare spending

October 17, 2017
High-cost frail elderly individuals accounted for 44% of total potentially preventable Medicare spending, despite only comprising 4% of the Medicare…
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Topical analgesics safe, effective for chronic pain

October 11, 2017
Topical analgesics were safe and effective for the relief of certain types of moderately severe chronic pain, according to a review of OPERA study…
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Medically injured patients desire to know more about prevention efforts

October 11, 2017
Although 60% of patients and family members were satisfied with communication-and-resolution programs after medical injury, their need to be heard…