Research sheds light on opportunities and constraints in self-directed care during the pandemic

12 days ago   |   By News Medical

As the U.S. population ages, the number of people receiving long-term services and supports in their own home has grown, including the use of self-directed care.
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Virtual primary care visits did not increase ED use during pandemic

Virtual primary care visits did not increase ED use during pandemic

12 days ago   |   By Healio

A recent study in CMAJ found no association between a shift to virtual care during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic and an increase in ED visits.
Researchers said the findings suggest that patients did not use the ED as a substitution for primary care visits due to a lack of availability of in-person care.
Virtual care offered a safer alternative to in-person care and several other benefits during the pandemic, Nadine Chami, PhD, a health economist at Avalon Health Economics LLC in Los Angeles, and colleagues wrote. Despite that, physicians in Canada had rarely utilized telehealth prior
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Top in ID: White House's plan to end emergency declarations; hybrid COVID-19...

Top in ID: White House's plan to end emergency declarations; hybrid COVID-19 immunity

The Biden administration plans on ending the public health emergency and national emergency declarations related to COVID-19 on May 11, according to a White House... Read more ...

Decisions by CVS and Optum panicked thousands of their sickest patients

The fear started when a few patients saw their nurses and dietitians posting job searches on LinkedIn. Read more ...

A secret weapon in preventing the next pandemic: Fruit bats

More than four dozen Jamaican fruit bats destined for a lab in Bozeman, Montana, are set to become part of an experiment with an ambitious goal: predicting the next global... Read more ...

Novel method for comparing whole protein-coding genes between metagenomic...

Researchers from Japan compared phylogenetic trees based on proteomic data of microbiota with dendrograms of environmental factors to determine the role of environmental... Read more ...

Suppression order on historical child sex abuse lawsuit lifted

Australian Rules football player Barry Cable is facing civil allegations he repeatedly sexually abused a Perth teenager during his playing career. He denies all allegations and... Read more ...

Best of cartoons, February 8, 2023

The news of the day as interpreted by our talented artists, illustrators and cartoonists. Read more ...

'Party-loving' graduate thought she had an ALCOHOL allergy - but her...

'Party-loving' graduate thought she had an ALCOHOL allergy - but her headaches were down to cancer

Izzy Fletcher, from Derby, began suffering from 'splitting' headaches and chest pain last March any time that she would have an alcoholic drink. Read more ...

Can hair cortisol serve as a biomarker for mood in bipolar disorder?

Researchers assessed the role of cortisol levels in human hair as a biomarker in bipolar disorder. Read more ...

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Wi-Fi enabled handheld tube reader

Ziath has launched its next generation DataPaq™ Handheld 2 tube reader - designed to be held and operated in one hand, leaving the other free for tube handling. Read more ...