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The use of multiple clinical apps in the outpatient clinic can improve quality of care for patients with stable ischemic heart disease

Clinical Apps Up Quality of Care for Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

Tools offer clinical support for appropriate imaging, symptom assessment, patient education
Vaccination with recombinant zoster vaccine seems cost-effective under a wide range of conditions

Recombinant Zoster Vaccine Cost-Effective in Simulation

Incremental cost-effectiveness ratio varied from $10,000 to $47,000 per QALY for RZV versus no vaccine
Lower serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations appear to be associated with high blood glucose levels in women

Low Vitamin D Tied to High Blood Glucose Levels in Women

Serum 25(OH)D level <30 ng/mL positively associated with blood glucose level ≥100 mg/dL
There is an increased stroke risk in late life among patients with late-onset migraine with aura

Late-Onset Migraine With Aura Linked to Increased Stroke Risk

But onset before age 50 and migraine without aura not associated with higher risk for stroke
The multigene expression test Oncotype DX is not cost-effective for women with breast cancer who are at low risk for recurrence

Oncotype DX Not Cost-Effective for Low-Risk Breast Cancer

Incremental cost-effectiveness ratio varies across clinical risk groups, sensitive to patient age
The Tandem Diabetes Care t:Slim X2 insulin pump

FDA Approves First Customizable Insulin Pump

Product works by delivering insulin under the skin at set or variable rates
More than half of hospitalized patients who die or are terminally discharged have sepsis

Sepsis Common in Terminal Hospitalizations, Discharges

Most common underlying causes of death in sepsis are solid and hematologic cancers, chronic heart disease
Fewer older men than women undergo evaluation for or management of osteoporosis

Fewer Older Men Assessed, Treated for Osteoporosis

Fewer older men than women, even with higher risk, undergo DXA screening, 25(OH)D measurement
Use of nurse navigators can improve care coordination and outcomes following hospitalization for an acute myocardial infarction

Nurse Navigators Aid Outcomes After Heart Attack Discharge

Observed benefits include reducing acute myocardial infarction readmission, mortality
Growth in hospital prices and payments outpaced growth in physician prices and payments from 2007 through 2014

Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices

Efforts to reduce health care spending should focus on hospital prices