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Impact of Affiliation Mixed for Rural U.S. Hospitals

Jul 07, 2022

WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Affiliation may protect some financially distressed rural hospitals from closure, according to a study published online July 1 in JAMA Health Forum.H. Joann...

Framework Issued for Developing Living Practice Guidelines

Jul 06, 2022

TUESDAY, July 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- In an article published online July 5 in Annals of Internal Medicine, a framework is presented for the development of living practice guidelines in health car...

Inability to Avoid Migraine Pain Causes Helplessness

Jul 05, 2022

Evidence indicates that pain avoidance behaviors are often heightened after recent pain events and can be disrupted when people experience uncontrollable stress. “This disruption can lead to malad...

Doctors May Under-Prescribe Pain Meds During Night Shifts

Jun 30, 2022

THURSDAY, June 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Under-prescription of pain medications occurs during night shifts, according to a study published online June 27 in the Proceedings of the National Academy ...

JCAHO Standards Not Always Supported by High-Quality Evidence

Jun 29, 2022

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Only six of 20 actionable standards for hospital accreditation published by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (The Joint Co...

Opioid Tapering Tied to Overdose, Withdrawal, Mental Health Risks for Up to Two Years

Jun 29, 2022

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Opioid tapering is associated with increased rates of overdose, withdrawal, and mental health crisis extending up to two years after taper initiation, acco...

Improving Continuity for Long-Stay Patients in the PICU

Jun 29, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to assess pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) patient and family outcomes and the acceptance of a continuous care intensivist (CCI) as an attending. Patient-parent dya...

Chaplain-Led Spiritual Care Intervention: Surrogate Decision Makers of ICU Patients

Jun 29, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to determine if a direct intervention aimed at the surrogate's spiritual and emotional well-being might enhance the surrogate's results. In 5 medical, cardiac, and neur...

Algorithmic Approach to Ventilator Withdrawal at the End of Life

Jun 29, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to identify if the algorithm-guided withdrawal was related to changes in opioid or benzodiazepine use compared to conventional treatment. A stepped-wedge cluster random...

Rapid-Onset Opioids for Breakthrough Cancer Pain Treatment

Jun 29, 2022

Proper breakthrough cancer pain (BTcP) treatment is critical. Although rapid-acting fentanyl formulations (rapid-onset opioids, ROOs) are approved for BTcP therapy, not all recommendations encourage t...

Bereaved Parent Perspectives & Recommendations for Legacy Interventions

Jun 29, 2022

Many pediatric hospitals provide legacy interventions to families to improve coping and assist sorrow before and after a child's death. Despite this practice, parental opinions of the benefit of legac...

Long-Term Opioid Therapy & Overdose in Patients With & Without Cancer (CO203A)

Jun 29, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to identify patterns of long-term opioid treatment (LTOT) and their correlates in patients with and without cancer and analyze the relationship between prescription pat...

A Lay Navigator Intervention for Caregivers of Hispanic Persons With Alzheimer's & Related Dementias (AD/RD): Feasibility & Acceptability (CO202D)

Jun 29, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to assess the feasibility and acceptability of a well-established lay navigator palliative care intervention modified for Hispanic carers of people with Alzheimer's dis...

Parent Priorities in End-of-Life Care for Children with Cancer

Jun 29, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to give the previously identified quality measures (QMs) a higher priority among parents who had lost a child to cancer. They used a discrete choice experiment with max...

Racial Disparities in ACP & Palliative Care Consultation in Kidney Transplant Candidates

Jun 29, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to assess the prevalence of ACP and PC among adult KT candidates and recipients based on age and race. Through chart review, they analyzed the presence of ACP and PC in...

Collaborative Palliative Care Intervention vs Usual Care

Jun 29, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to determine if a collaborative palliative care intervention improved the quality of life in outpatients with HF, COPD, or ILD when compared to standard treatment. With...

How Does Hospital Culture Influence the Intensity of EOL Care?

Jun 29, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to learn how hospital cultures affect the intensity of end-of-life (EOL) care. Four university hospitals in California and Washington participated in comparative ethnog...

Unmet Support Service Needs Among Rural Family Caregivers

Jun 29, 2022

In a large population-based study, researchers sought to investigate the characteristics associated with unmet support service needs among rural carers. They analyzed data from the Behavioral Risk Fac...

Racial Differences in Nursing Home Palliative Care

Jun 29, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to investigate the availability of Palliative care (PC) services in nursing home (NHs) with differing populations of Black and Hispanic citizens (aged 65+). A nationall...

End-of-Life (EOL) Experiences Among “Kinless” Older Adults

Jun 28, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to identify potential lessons for the United States; they investigated the impact of family structure on the intensity of EoL experiences in Denmark, a country context ...