Four factors to deal with the problem of long-term health conditions
Long-term conditions consume 70% of the UK ’s NHS budget and is a challenge across the world. Graeme Currie, Professor of Public Management, cites four factors important in improving effectiveness and reducing the financial burden. Related items fromOnMedica Urging GPs towards prevention and self-care Building an inclusive digital health and care service Public health chiefs set out NHS plan targets Ministers risk putting money before health, BMA warns Long-term NHS plan must be honest, realistic, achievable and clear (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - October 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Nurse Pay Rates Flag: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, helping family caregivers discuss patient care concerns (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CMS Gives States More Clout for Waiver Process
(MedPage Today) -- Pre-exisiting conditions still protected under " extension of flexibility to states, " says Verma (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pennsylvania Law Makes Hazing a Felony, Prison Time Possible Pennsylvania Law Makes Hazing a Felony, Prison Time Possible
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation on Friday that raised the maximum penalty for fraternity hazing to a felony punishable by up to seven years in prison.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

USC Agrees to $215 Mln Settlement in California Gynecologist Case USC Agrees to $215 Mln Settlement in California Gynecologist Case
The University of Southern California has reached a $215 million proposed settlement with former patients of a gynecologist at the school who was accused of sexual abuse, the president of the university said in a letter on Friday seen by Reuters.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Get Need-to-Know Facts on Ordering Durable Medical Equipment
Turn to new resources from Medicare administrative contractors for tips on prescribing and ordering durable medical equipment. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Get Need-to Know Facts on Ordering Durable Medical Equipment
Turn to new resources from Medicare administrative contractors for tips on prescribing and ordering durable medical equipment. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Do Children Have Vaccination Rights? Do Children Have Vaccination Rights?
Dr Art Caplan discusses the need to shift the focus on vaccines from parents to children.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Self-harm in a primary care cohort of older people: incidence, clinical management, and risk of suicide and other causes of death - Morgan C, Webb RT, Carr MJ, Kontopantelis E, Chew-Graham CA, Kapur N, Ashcroft DM.
BACKGROUND: Self-harm is a major risk factor for suicide, with older adults (older than 65 years) having reportedly greater suicidal intent than any other age group. With the aging population rising and paucity of research focus in this age group, the exte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

' Moving the Needle' on Student Choice
Michelle Roett, M.D., M.P.H., is working on both local and national initiatives to expand the family medicine pipeline. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Eating More Organic Food Tied to Lower Cancer Risk Eating More Organic Food Tied to Lower Cancer Risk
A huge observational study from France surveyed adults online about food consumption and then followed them for a mean of 5 years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Health expansion projects underway in Erie, Niagara
A series of health care expansions in the region are moving from the planning stages to reality. All projects have previously been reported in Buffalo Business First and are intended to address ongoing need and growth in patient volume for a variety of services, including addictions services, cardiac care, skilled nursing and primary care. •Mercy Hospital, part of Catholic Health, dedicate d its new cardiac surgical suites Oct. 16, housed in a 24,000-square-foot addition. The $12.5 million project… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Health expansion projects underway in Erie, Niagara
A series of health care expansions in the region are moving from the planning stages to reality. All projects have previously been reported in Buffalo Business First and are intended to address ongoing need and growth in patient volume for a variety of services, including addictions services, cardiac care, skilled nursing and primary care. •Mercy Hospital, part of Catholic Health, dedicate d its new cardiac surgical suites Oct. 16, housed in a 24,000-square-foot addition. The $12.5 million project… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

PI3K Inhibitor Doubles PFS in HR+/HER2- Breast Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Benefit limited to patients with PIK3CA mutations (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Physicians Are Talking:'Happy Doctors' and Suicide Physicians Are Talking:'Happy Doctors' and Suicide
Readers weigh in on the factors of shame and guilt that physicians face when seeking treatment for their personal and professional stress.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

General Practice Awards 2018: Meet the GP Team of the Year finalists
GP Team of the Year - sponsored by MPS   The finalists for the General Practice Awards, which celebrate leading examples of innovation, hard work and leadership within primary care, were revealed at the end of August. The awards, which will be held on 30 November at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel in London, are in their tenth year and, in the run-up to next month’s awards ceremony, Management in Practice is profiling the shortlisted candidates. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 22, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Tapping Into Telehealth
MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 -- With the national shortage of primary care doctors and -- in certain areas -- specialists, and with a quarter of the population living in rural areas without easy access to care, telehealth has stepped in to help fill the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Understanding functional and social risk characteristics of frail older adults: a cross-sectional survey study - Lee DR, Santo EC, Lo JC, Ritterman Weintraub ML, Patton M, Gordon NP.
BACKGROUND: Frailty is a condition of increasing importance, given the aging adult population. With an anticipated shortage of geriatricians, primary care physicians will increasingly need to manage care for frail adults with complex functional risks and s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Community Health Workers Can Reduce Hospitalizations by 65 Percent and Double Patient Satisfaction with Primary Care
Details the results of a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. It found that Community Health Workers (CHWs) can help reduce hospital stays by 65% and double the rate of patient satisfaction with primary care. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 22, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Professional Loneliness and Loss of the Doctors' Dining Room Professional Loneliness and Loss of the Doctors' Dining Room
The loss of informal conversation and connections between physicians can lead to a sense of professional loneliness.Annals of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Social Isolation and Patient Experience in Older Adults Social Isolation and Patient Experience in Older Adults
Social isolation among elderly patients may have a negative impact on the patient experience of primary care.Annals of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

The Long Loneliness of Primary Care The Long Loneliness of Primary Care
In this editorial, the author comments on recent studies regarding the impacts of loneliness and social isolation among patients and physicians.Annals of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

The Confident Leader
programme is designed for those who have, or aspire to, a leadership role in primary care, accountable care systems, sustainability and transformation partnerships (STP) or as commissioners of services. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Implementation toolkit for local systems published
Good organisation of care between general practice and secondary care is crucial in making the best use of clinical time and NHS resources in both settings and in ensuring that patients receive high-quality care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Assessing Systemic Lupus Erythematous-Scleroderma Combo
(MedPage Today) -- What are outcomes for patients with both conditions? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Adding Radium-223 to Abiraterone No Help in Prostate Ca
(MedPage Today) -- More fractures, deaths in patients with mCRPC and bone mets (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Trump's'Public Charge' Plan'Jeopardizes' Health, Groups Say Trump's'Public Charge' Plan'Jeopardizes' Health, Groups Say
One official said the plan goes after things"essential to human survival" and that advocates will sue to overturn the proposal if it is not withdrawn.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Take a Look: Three New AAFP TIPS Products Now Available
The AAFP recently added three new topics to the Transformation in Practice Series that the Academy launched last spring: clinical data registries, continuity of care and team documentation. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New Academic Mentorship MIG Already 95 Members Strong
The AAFP Board of Directors recently approved a new member interest group to help family physicians spotlight academic medicine as a vibrant career choice. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: Top Picks for Android
(MedPage Today) -- Must-downloads for medical professionals (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Healthcare Tops Guns, Economy as Voters' Top Issue Healthcare Tops Guns, Economy as Voters' Top Issue
Survey shows that healthcare is the top issue for voters headed into the midterm elections.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

CDC: Vaccination Coverage of Children Remains High
A pair ofMorbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports the CDC released Oct. 12 offered an overview of the status of childhood immunizations in the United States that was -- for the most part -- positive. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Medicare Part B Drug Payments Vexing for Docs, CMS
(MedPage Today) -- Agency considering changes to payment system, Verma says (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How to fix the 'boys' club' in interventional radiology
Is interventional radiology a "boys' club" dominated by men? That's the suggestion...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Interventional radiology used for Melania Trump procedure SIR touts interventional radiology on Capitol Hill SIR studies show breadth of interventional radiology SIR appoints new president, names new council members SIR: Women unaware of UFE as fibroid treatment optionComments: 10/17/2018 7:11:53 PMHospital-Rad Again appears like exaggeration to me. Nobody denies that there may be bias against female physicians in some setting but statement like this are BS:    Alm...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Case Challenge: The Many Variations of Snoring Case Challenge: The Many Variations of Snoring
Snoring is common and potentially miserable for the patient and loved ones. These four cases illustrate the latest guidelines on evaluation and management.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Case Challenge Source Type: news

Poor Experience With PCP Linked to Hospitalization in CKD
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- For Hispanic patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), lower perceived quality of the patient experience with their primary care physician is associated with increased risk of hospitalization, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Blood Pressure Targets for Patients With HTN and CVD Blood Pressure Targets for Patients With HTN and CVD
Do lower BP targets help or hurt patients with HTN and a history of CVD?American Family Physician (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Primary Care Beats Dr. Google
(MedPage Today) -- Our profession is more cognitive than an algorithm (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring and Primary Care
When should you consider coronary artery calcium scoring to determine CV risk in your patients? Our author found some solid guidance. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 18, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory W. Rutecki, MD Tags: Cardiovascular Disease Source Type: news

Burger Chains Earn Failing Grades for Reducing Antibiotics Burger Chains Earn Failing Grades for Reducing Antibiotics
Only two of 25 U.S. burger chains surveyed earned a top rating for serving beef raised without the routine use of antibiotics, according to a new report issued by six consumer groups.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Scribes Lessen FPs' Administrative Burden, Researchers Find
A new study of medical scribes in primary care settings published inJAMA Internal Medicine associates their use with decreased administrative burden, improved efficiency and improved visit interactions. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Coffee May Reduce Rosacea Risk Coffee May Reduce Rosacea Risk
Caffeinated coffee was associated with a significant reduction in risk of rosacea but other sources of caffeine, such as soda and tea, did not appear protective.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

My top priority is workforce, health and social care secretary says
Workforce is the‘top priority’ for the NHS, health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has confirmed.  Speaking at the National Association of Primary Care Conference in Birmingham today, Mr Hancock restated that his top priorities for the NHS are prevention, workforce and technology– as first outlined when he was appointed to the role of health and social care secretary in July. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 18, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

' Major Breakthrough' in Cystic Fibrosis Treatment'Major Breakthrough' in Cystic Fibrosis Treatment
Adding a third drug to modulate the CFTR protein improved respiratory function and reduced sweat chloride concentrations in most patients with cystic fibrosis. Phase 3 trials are ongoing.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Morning Break: Lagging Life Expectancy; Pharma Layoffs; Too Much Touching
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

' Don't underestimate pressures practice managers are under,' says BMA GPC chair
Practice managers are working under'huge pressure' that we should not underestimate, BMA GP committee chair Dr Richard Vautrey has said. Speaking at the Best Practice show in Birmingham yesterday, Dr Vautrey acknowledged that the number of admin and non-clerical staff in general practice has remained level since 2015– a very different situation to the crisis created by the shortage of clinical staff within the NHS.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 18, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

' Don't underestimate pressures practice managers are under', says BMA GPC chair
Practice managers are working under'huge pressure' that we should not underestimate, BMA GP committee chair Dr Richard Vautrey has said. Speaking at the Best Practice show in Birmingham yesterday, Dr Vautrey acknowledged that the number of admin and non-clerical staff in general practice has remained level since 2015– a very different situation to the crisis created by the shortage of clinical staff within the NHS.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 18, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Novel Exercises for Restless Legs Syndrome: Randomized Trial Novel Exercises for Restless Legs Syndrome: Randomized Trial
Do tension and trauma release exercises improve symptoms of restless legs syndrome?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

National Academy of Medicine announces inaugural International Health Policy Fellow
(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) at its annual meeting announced its inaugural International Health Policy Fellow, Roger Chung, Ph.D., M.H.S., assistant professor in the School of Public Health and Primary Care at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medicating distress: Risky sedative prescriptions for older adults vary widely
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A new study shows wide variation in prescriptions of sedative drugs, called benzodiazepines, to people with Medicare coverage. Some counties, especially in southern and rural western states, had three times the level of sedative prescribing as others. The study also highlights gaps at the level of individual prescribers: Some primary care providers prescribed sedatives more than six times more often than their peers. These high-intensity prescribers also tended to be high-intensity prescribers of opioid painkillers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news