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Standardizing demographic data can improve the accuracy of patient matching

Standardizing Demographics Ups Accuracy of Patient Matching

Standardization of address and last name improved sensitivity from 81.3 to 91.6 percent
For physician mothers in procedural specialties

Domestic Responsibilities Tied to Physician Mothers’ Satisfaction

Being responsible for at least five tasks linked to desire to change career for moms in procedural specialties
An estimated 4.0 million new pediatric asthma cases could be attributed to ambient nitrogen dioxide pollution annually

Four Million New Peds Asthma Cases Attributed to NO2 Annually

Burden of new pediatric asthma cases accounts for 13 percent of global incidence
Very early onset and late onset of spring are associated with increased odds of hay fever

Odds of Hay Fever Up With Very Early, Late Spring Onset

Odds of hay fever increased for start of season more than three weeks before or after normal onset
More than 73 percent of U.S. allergists report prescribing sublingual immunotherapy

Almost Three-Quarters of Allergists Have Prescribed SLIT

Main barrier to sublingual immunotherapy is limitation of treating only one allergen
On average

Over-the-Counter Meds Save Health Care System Money

OTC medicines lead to $146 billion in annual clinical and drug cost savings
Sex hormones may impact the risk for asthma

Sex Hormone Levels May Impact Development of Asthma

Genetic evidence shows elevated SHBG levels may protect against asthma, mostly in females
About one in eight Americans borrowed a total of $88 billion in the past year to pay for health care

Americans Borrowed $88 Billion in Past Year to Pay for Health Care

Many do not seek treatment for health issues due to cost or reduce spending to pay for health care

March 2019 Briefing – Allergy

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Allergy for March 2019. This roundup includes the latest...
Practicing physicians might not understand their legal responsibilities when caring for people with disability

Doctors Unclear on Legal Obligations in Caring for Patients With Disability

Doctors report having little formal training, have incorrect understanding of care for patients with disability