Making high-quality care accessible to local and Indigenous communities was correlated with a 70 percent reduction of deforestation in an Indonesian national park. By offsetting healthcare costs, the community-designed program reduced incentives for illegal logging. Watch the video: https://bit.ly/35a7IPy
Oncotarget recently published "Evaluation of cellular alterations and inflammatory profile of mesothelial cells and/or neoplastic cells exposed to talc used for pleurodesis"
The COVID-19 pandemic has escalated into a 'syndemic' for people with chronic illnesses, a new UNSW study analysing data from low and middle-income countries shows.
Older adults have suffered disproportionately from the COVID-19 pandemic, with increased risk of severe illness and death reported across the globe. A new report argues that one policy change made during the pandemic should remain in place after the novel coronavirus virus fades away: better access to home health services through Medicare. In a set of recommendations published by the Commonwealth Fund, researchers at Oregon Health & Science University and Duke University argue for regulatory changes to expand the Medicare home health benefit.
Media Alert--MIT Press journal Rapid Reviews: COVID-19 will review preprints on evidence that racial/ethnic disparities are bigger than previously reported, the prevalence of antibodies in healthcare workers, and the effectiveness of 10-day quarantines
A medication frequently used to treat diabetic macular edema, which is the most common cause of blindness in people with diabetes, is less effective when used to treat the condition in Black patients, new study results show.
Using a variety of public records, researchers from Case Western Reserve University examined every rental property in Cleveland from 2016-18 on factors related to the likelihood that the property could have lead-safety problems.
The financial risks and challenges for independent oncology practices in the COVID-19 era and possible solutions to promote their stability and survival are discussed in this Viewpoint.
Despite guidelines plastered on the walls and floors of grocery and retail stores encouraging customers to maintain six-feet of physical distance during the pandemic, many do not. A new study by researchers at the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management identifies two key messaging components that could improve the persuasiveness of those appeals and trigger compliance.
Quality Management in Healthcare calls for reliance on objective data to introduce new insights on why adverse sentinel events such as medication errors keep occurring. It will no longer publish analysis that solely relies on opinions of clinicians to identify the causes of adverse events. It calls for hospital risk analysts and managers to analyze objective data and increase the use of causal networks to improve the objectivity and rigor in understanding error root causes.