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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
Foreign-body ingestions are common in children aged younger than 6 years and have increased over time

Foreign Body Ingestions Increasingly Common in Young Children

Annual rate increased significantly from 9.5 to 18 per 10,000 children from 1995 to 2015
A considerable proportion of young adults have fibrosis and steatosis of the liver

Fibrosis, Steatosis of the Liver Observed in Some Young Adults

Within Avon Longitudinal Study cohort, 2.4 percent of young adults had fibrosis; 20.8 percent had steatosis
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is becoming an increasingly important cause of liver disease and liver mortality among patients with HIV

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Burden Up Among HIV-Infected

NAFLD becoming increasingly important cause of liver disease, liver mortality
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
The same services are more expensive when performed in outpatient versus office settings

Same Services More Expensive in Outpatient Than Office Settings

2009 to 2017 also saw increase in proportion of services performed in outpatient settings
From 2000 to 2015

2000 to 2015 Saw Increase in Liver Cancer Mortality

Increase generally steeper in less educated women; confined to men with ≤15 years education
U.S. health officials say an outbreak of Escherichia coli illness from an unknown source has risen to 96 cases across five Eastern states

CDC: Still No Source As E. Coli Outbreak Grows to 96 Cases

Outbreak affecting five states; no deaths reported, but 11 people have been hospitalized
For people with hepatitis C virus who inject drugs and receive opioid agonist therapy

High Response Seen for All Hep C Tx Models in Injection Drug Users

Directly observed therapy tied to greater adherence than self-administered individual treatment
The latest edition of the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria has been released and includes 188 diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology topics

New, Revised Topics Released in ACR Appropriateness Criteria

New topics relate to clinically suspected vascular malformation of extremities, gestational trophoblastic disease