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Individual Ability to Be Mobile in Community Tied to Cognitive Function

However, association may be small and complex, authors say

High Telehealth Use Tied to Increased Health Care Utilization, Cost

Areas of high telehealth use also had more ambulatory care-sensitive hospitalizations

Clinical Practice Guideline Developed for Age-Related Hearing Loss

Recommendations include ID of sociodemographic factors, patient preferences that influence access to and use of hearing health care

Sociodemographics Tied to Rehab Use During Critical Illness Hospitalization

Dual Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, rural residence linked to lower odds of physical, occupational therapy receipt

Procedure Risk Tied to Outcomes in Older Emergency General Surgery Patients

Procedure risk more predictive than assessments of frailty

A-Fib Patients Younger Than 65 Face Heightened Risk for Heart-Related Hospitalization

Findings over five years also show high burden of risk factors and comorbidities

Warning Letters Can Reduce Quetiapine Overprescribing

Letters reduce quetiapine use among nursing home patients, community-dwelling patients with dementia

AI May Be Useful in Polypharmacy Management

ChatGPT deprescribing decisions varied along activities of daily living status, cardiovascular disease history, and medication type

Antihypertensive Meds Initiation Linked to Fractures in Nursing Home Seniors

Antihypertensive medication initiation also linked to higher risk for severe falls requiring hospitalization, ED visits

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Use Beyond 65 Years Beneficial

Hormone therapy use linked to risk reductions in mortality