Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Cosmetic Surgery for June 2016. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.
Electronic Record Demands Are Overwhelming Many Physicians
WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Physicians using electronic practice tools report higher rates of burnout and increased frustration with the amount of computerized paperwork, according to research published online June 27 in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
Guidance Updated for Sedation of Pediatric Patients
TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Guidelines have been updated for monitoring and management of pediatric patients before, during, and after sedation, according to a clinical report published online June 27 in Pediatrics.
Patients Face High Hospital Bills Despite Having Insurance
MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Costs of hospitalization for privately insured adults rose more than 37 percent over five years, with patients paying more than $1,000 on average by 2013, according to research published online June 27 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Derms Seek Minimally Invasive Rx Mostly From Other Derms
MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A majority of female dermatologists undergo minimally invasive cosmetic procedures (MICPs), and most choose other dermatologists to perform the procedures, according to a study published online June 20 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.
2017 Will Bring Premium Rate Increases Under ACA
FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Health insurance premiums under the Affordable Care Act will rise in 2017, analysts and insurance brokers say.
Nerve Transposition Technique Successful in Facial Paralysis
FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — After facial paralysis, mobilization and transposition of the intratemporal segment of the facial nerve for end-to-side coaptation to the hypoglossal nerve can restore facial tone and symmetry, according to research published online June 23 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.
CDC: Alternative Medicine a Booming Business in U.S.
WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Americans spent more than $30 billion out of pocket in 2012 on chiropractors and other complementary health practitioners, as well as supplements and other forms of alternative medicine, according to research published online June 22 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Health Statistics Reports.
Thermal Lipolysis Linked to Reduction in Waist Circumference
TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Treatment with the ULTIMA system, designed to induce the thermal destruction of fat cells using ultrasound, radiofrequency, and vacuuming, results in a significant reduction in abdominal circumference, according to a study published online June 20 in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.
Tips Provided for Leveraging Social Media
TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — During a presentation at the 2016 American Medical Association Annual Meeting, Kevin Pho, M.D., founder and editor of the popular physician blog KevinMD, shared insights into making a difference in health care through use of social media.
Reset Room Can Help Address Physician Burnout
MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The creation of a reset room is one of several solutions that can help physicians and medical providers address burnout, according to a report published by the American Medical Association.
Strategy Needed to Address Impending Physician Shortage
FRIDAY, June 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Steps should be taken to combat the impending physician shortage of between 61,700 and 94,700 doctors that the United States is expected to face over the next decade, according to an article published in Medical Economics.
Potential Impact of Single-Payer Health Care Discussed
THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is promoting his version of single-payer health care, although the actual impact of such a system is unclear, according to a report published in Medical Economics.
Unplanned Readmission for ~8 Percent of Surgical Discharges
THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Unplanned readmissions occur in about 8 percent of patients discharged from the general surgical service, according to a study published online June 15 in JAMA Surgery.
Prices for Care Rise Significantly As Multi-Hospital Systems Emerge
THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Hospital prices in California increased substantially from 2004 to 2013, with a larger increase in hospitals that are members of multi-hospital systems, according to a study published online June 9 in Inquiry.
Four-Step Strategy Suggested for Boosting Practice Quality of Care
WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Four steps can help doctors improve patient care and office efficiency, according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA).
AMA Module Promotes Training of Medical Assistants
THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A new training module can improve training for medical assistants (MAs), according to a report from the American Medical Association (AMA).
Patients Like to See Physicians Wearing White Coats
THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Most patients prefer that physicians wear white coats, according to research published online June 1 in JAMA Dermatology.
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