Tag: ambulatory care

Big Gap Between Physician Payments for Offices vs Hospitals: Study

Medicare payments for physician services were, on average, $114,000 per doctor per year higher when billed by a hospital than when billed by an independent...

Ticking All the Right Boxes for Same-Day Discharge PCI

The American College of Cardiology has released a new expert consensus decision pathway to provide practical guidance on same-day discharge after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)....

Shared Medical Appointments May Bridge the Opioid Treatment Gap

Shared medical appointments (SMAs) are an acceptable way to receive treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD), new research suggests. In a survey study, participants attending...

RN Pay Remains Stagnant; LPNs Fare a Bit Better

Wages for registered nurses (RNs) remain stagnant and COVID-19 has prompted somewhat of an exodus, voluntary and involuntary, from the nursing profession, according to the...

Flu Vaccine Significantly Cuts Pediatric Hospitalizations

Unlike previous studies focused on vaccine effectiveness (VE) in ambulatory care office visits, Angela P. Campbell, MD, MPH, and associates have uncovered evidence of the...

ED Visits for Mental Health, Substance Use Doubled in One Decade

Emergency department (ED) visits related to mental health conditions increased nearly twofold from 2007–2008 to 2015–2016, new research suggests. Data from the National Hospital Ambulatory...

US Influenza Activity Dropping, but Hospitalizations Up, CDC Says

Influenza activity is decreasing in the United States, but hospitalization rates rose slightly, according to an April 3 report from the Centers for Disease Control...