Opinion Article

Triage Among Elderly Trauma Patients

Triage Among Elderly Trauma Patients | Opinion Article

Research has shown that elderly patients are frequently undertriaged, but little is known about the associations between triage patterns and outcomes.

Benefits Seen With Patient Activation

Benefits Seen With Patient Activation | Opinion Article

Screening for patient activation may prove to be a helpful strategy for reducing hospital readmission rates.

Gender Bias in Knee Osteoarthritis

Gender Bias in Knee Osteoarthritis | Opinion Article

Knee osteoarthritis is significantly higher in women, but gender bias may be influencing healthcare providers in recommending treatment.

The Effect of Health Literacy on Asthma Control

The Effect of Health Literacy on Asthma Control | Opinion Article

Studies have shown that only about half of American adults have basic reading and numerical skills, and a lack of these skills can compromise health literacy. Low health literacy has been associated with poorer health outcomes, higher health costs, and reduced patient satisfaction with healthcare providers.…

Flu Vaccination & Cardiovascular Outcomes

Flu Vaccination & Cardiovascular Outcomes | Opinion Article

Flu vaccinations are a low-cost therapy that can be provided annually, safely, and easily to potentially offer greater cardio protection, especially for patients at greatest risk.

NSAIDs: Striving for Judicious Use

NSAIDs: Striving for Judicious Use | Opinion Article

Healthcare providers should take into account patients' clinical needs and risk factors and help them understand the benefits and risks of NSAIDs.

Managing Inpatient Blood Glucose

Managing Inpatient Blood Glucose | Opinion Article

Research indicates that hyperglycemia is a common finding among both medical and surgical patients, regardless of whether or not they have diabetes. When compared with patients who have normal glycemic levels, those with uncontrolled hyperglycemia have higher mortality and morbidity. These patients tend to have:

• Delays in healing.…

Examining National Trends in Unscheduled Hospitalizations

Examining National Trends in Unscheduled Hospitalizations | Opinion Article

ED has become the major portal for unscheduled hospitalizations in the U.S., which the author believes "has the potential to exacerbate our already fragmented healthcare system."

Smartphones & Cancer Care

Smartphones & Cancer Care | Opinion Article

While the benefits of smartphone use in cancer care can be profound, the devices also have the potential to alter patient–physician relationships in surprising ways.

Redefining MI After Revascularization

Redefining MI After Revascularization | Opinion Article

A standardized MI definition can help clinicians better identify patients with true complications after PCI or CABG who require urgent action.

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