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Unvaccinated Parents, Caregivers Who Want Their Kids Immunized

Aug 17, 2022

Clinicians should ask pertinent questions to help identify unvaccinated parents and caregivers who are open to giving their children the COVID-19 vaccination. Vaccine hesitancy continues to be...

Remote Delivery in Reproductive Health Care: Telehealth Medication Abortion Service

Aug 08, 2022

For a study, researchers analyzed sudden variation of remote abortion service operations among health care settings and described the utilization of telehealth consultations with medications posted di...

Reducing Benzodiazepine (BZD) Prescribing to Older Adults: Strategies

Aug 04, 2022

In contrast to the majority of community-based settings, the number of prescriptions for benzodiazepines (BZD) has decreased among older veterans. For a study, researchers sought to identify health ca...

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease COPD Population in US Primary Care

Aug 04, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to describe the demographic and clinical characteristics of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients managed in primary care in the United States. The COPD...

Electronic Health Record (EHR) Usage During Clinical Visits

Aug 04, 2022

A prior study could not demonstrate how the electronic health record (EHR) affected communication during face-to-face clinical encounters. For a study, researchers sought to examine the use of EHR-spe...

Home BP Data Visualization on Hypertension: Medical Decision Making in Primary Care

Aug 04, 2022

Monitoring blood pressure (BP) at home was crucial in managing hypertension. However, successfully incorporating these readings into BP follow-up visits was uncertain. Researchers created and implemen...

COVID-19 Vaccination Continues to Reduce Healthcare Burden

Aug 03, 2022

In just a month's time in late 2021, COVID-19 vaccination was estimated to prevent more than 50% of expected infections, hospitalizations, and deaths. Estimating the burden of COVID-19 prevented by...

A Practical Guide to Vaccination for Patients on Biologics

Jul 29, 2022

Biologic therapies may expose patients to an increased risk for contracting infections, including this from live-attenuated vaccines. Novel biologic therapies have become the preferred treatmen...

During The COVID-19 Pandemic, Examine Telemedicine Usage

Jul 21, 2022

At the commencement of COVID-19, the Veterans Health Administration (VA) experienced a rapid expansion of telehealth (video/telephone) visits to continue the delivery of primary care (PC) services. Fo...

Remote Patient Monitoring Program and A Specialized Outpatient Clinic for COVID-19

Jul 21, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to assess the effects of a specialized COVID-19 clinic with an integrated remote patient monitoring program on acute care utilization in an academic medical center and ...

Evaluating a Pharmacological Therapy Analysis and Reduction Tool

Jul 21, 2022

Complex drug therapy might impede the safe and reliable medication administration to patients. Consequently, a novel tool automatically evaluates structured pharmaceutical data for elements that might...

Health Data Utilization Experiences and Expectations

Jul 21, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to evaluate the experiences of patients and primary care physicians, their expectations, and the challenges they faced when using patient-generated and physician-genera...

Screen Time Increases Teenagers' Incidence of Overweight and Obesity

Jul 20, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to investigate the association between screen time and teenagers' risk of overweight/obesity. Until September 2021, a systematic search of electronic databases, includi...

Multimorbidity Decision-making by General Practitioners

Jul 20, 2022

Multiple poor outcomes were connected with complex multimorbidity, defined as 3 or more chronic illnesses affecting 3 or more different body systems or by the patient's general practitioner (GP). It w...

Organ Transplantation: Strategies to Improve Patient Care

Jul 20, 2022

All patients undergoing organ transplantation must adhere to a complicated treatment regimen for the remainder of their lives. For a study, researchers sought to evaluate the pragmatic strategies util...

Low Back Pain (LBP) Treatment & Patient Management Obstacles

Jul 13, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to assess the facilitators and barriers to reducing needless imaging for NSLBP among family doctors in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) to guide a more extensive study to...

COVID Outpatient Clinic & Remote Patient Monitoring Program

Jul 13, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to quantify the influence of a specialized COVID-19 clinic with a remote patient monitoring program integrated into an academic medical facility on the use of acute car...

Usage of Sedative-Hypnotic/Anxiolytic Medications

Jul 07, 2022

The first step in figuring out the nature of the issue is to determine the characteristics of patients who get sedative-hypnotic/anxiolytic medication, as well as the clinical recording procedure in p...

Symptoms and Warning Signs of Lung Cancer as Perceived by Primary Healthcare Providers

Jul 07, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to examine ways to improve patient help-seeking for lung cancer warning signs and symptoms from the perspective of primary healthcare practitioners and perceived impedi...

A Development Study of The "Preparing Patients for Active Involvement in Medication Review"

Jul 07, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to develop and pilot-test the PREparing Patients for Active Involvement in Medication Review (PREPAIR) tool, a questionnaire-based preparation and discussion tool to en...