Primary care practice and cancer suspicion during the first three COVID-19 lockdowns in the UK: a qualitative study, BJGP
Study (17 interviews) notes some of changes will have been a positive step forward in modernisation of practice, but net impact of pandemic on detection of cancer has been negative, the full effect on stage, treatment intent,& survival may not be fully understood for some time. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trials Data on COPD Leave Primary Care Docs in the Dark Trials Data on COPD Leave Primary Care Docs in the Dark
Flare-ups and breathing difficulties were common among patients seen at primary care practices, suggesting a need for better evidence to guide treatment for the condition, a new analysis found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 8, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Effect of the STRIDE fall injury prevention intervention on falls, fall injuries, and health-related quality of life - Ganz DA, Yuan AH, Greene EJ, Latham NK, Araujo K, Siu AL, Magaziner J, Gurwitz JH, Wu AW, Alexander NB, Wallace RB, Greenspan SL, Rich J, Volpi E, Waring SC, Dykes PC, Ko F, Resnick NM, McMahon SK, Basaria S, Wang R, Lu C, Esserman D, Dziura J, Miller ME, Travison TG, Peduzzi P, Bhasin S, Reuben DB, Gill TM.
BACKGROUND: Falls are common in older adults and can lead to severe injuries. The Strategies to Reduce Injuries and Develop Confidence in Elders (STRIDE) trial cluster-randomized 86 primary care practices across 10 health systems to a multifactorial interv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 8, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

At new Clifton Park medical practice, the doctor will text you now
There ’s no front desk inside the main door of the new Circulo primary care practice in Clifton Park. Instead, the patient is greeted in a less formal manner, and the small waiting area is meant to feel less sterile. Once the patients are inside, there’s no need to rush them through in 15 minutes. T hat’s the point of this practice, said Dr. Jacob Reider, to get away from the traditional fee-for-service model and instead focuses on patient outcomes – with compensation based on a monthly rate… (Source: Health Care News Headlines)
Source: Health Care News Headlines - August 3, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Justin Dawes Source Type: news

The U.S. Physician Shortage Is Only Going to Get Worse. Here Are Potential Solutions
If you’ve recently had to wait longer to see a doctor than you used to, that may not be entirely because of the COVID-19 pandemic. America is experiencing a physician shortage, and it’s only expected to get worse—a concerning situation that could lead to poorer health outcomes for many patients. Data published in 2020 by the Association of American Medical Colleges estimates that the U.S. could see a shortage of 54,100 to 139,000 physicians by 2033. That shortfall is expected to span both primary- and specialty-care fields. “The physician shortage can justly be characterized as a looming public-heal...
Source: TIME: Health - July 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elaine K. Howley Tags: Uncategorized freelance Health Care healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

How Amazon ’s One Medical Deal Makes Buying Doctor Practices More Expensive For CVS, Walgreens And Walmart
Amazon's $3.9 billion purchase of One Medical's doctor-staffed clinics will make primary care practices more expensive for CVS, Walmart and Walgreens. (Source: Healthcare News)
Source: Healthcare News - July 21, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Business /business Retail /retail Editors' Pick editors-pick pharma Source Type: news

Medical Societies Advocate for Behavioral Health Integration Medical Societies Advocate for Behavioral Health Integration
The colocation of behavioral health providers in primary care practices would save money and improve outcomes, according to a coalition of associations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Fewer medical students are pursuing family practices, and these doctors are worried
Fewer medical school graduates are choosing to go into family medicine and open their own primary-care practices, data shows. It comes at a time when more than one million Ontarians can't find a family doctor and just as many are set to lose the ones they already have. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

Virtua Health to open LGBTQ+ primary care practice site in South Jersey
Virtua Pride Primary Care will offer services "that are meaningful and necessary in an environment that is welcoming and inclusive." (Source: Health Care News Headlines)
Source: Health Care News Headlines - June 20, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Meet the Pharmacist Expanding Access to Abortion Pills Across the U.S.
On a recent spring evening, Jessica Nouhavandi found herself at the National Abortion Federation conference, surrounded by abortion providers talking excitedly about one key question: how to expand access to medication abortion in more states. Nouhavandi’s company, Honeybee Health, is a crucial part of that goal. Barely four years old, the online, California-based mail-order pharmacy start-up is already one of the nation’s leading distributors of abortion pills. At some point, one of Nouhavandi’s fellow conference attendees asked if she could have imagined this moment just a few years ago. Nouhavandi rem...
Source: TIME: Health - June 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Central Ohio Primary Care promotes next CEO to succeed retiring Dr. William Wulf
The nation's largest independent primary care practice plans to promote from within when Dr. William Wulf retires after 10 years as CEO. (Source: Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 3, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Walgreens to open 10 primary care practices in Mass.
The first Village MD primary care practice is opening in Quincy next month. (Source: Health Care News Headlines)
Source: Health Care News Headlines - April 28, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Cassie McGrath Source Type: news

Concert Health raises $42M to offer behavioral health services to primary care practices
The startup scooped up $14 million in Series A funding in January 2021. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 27, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Capital Health expects to open Bucks County 'micro-hospital' in early 2024
The New Jersey health system already has five primary care practice sites in Bucks County. Its plans to open its first Pennsylvania hospital were delayed by Covid-19. (Source: Health Care News Headlines)
Source: Health Care News Headlines - March 29, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Screening on Tablet Device Helpful in Primary Care Setting
FRIDAY, March 18, 2022 -- More patients with sensitive concerns were identified after implementation of a self-administered screening with a tablet-based app in primary care practices, according to a research letter published online March 8 in JAMA... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - March 18, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news