The Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) will conduct a study to use additional technology in hospitals, with the overall goal of augmenting safety and preventing costly surgical complications.
Advocating the role of big data in improving patient outcomes, Sharon B. Arnold, acting director of the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, recently outlined the case for expanding its use in medicine.
Although the American Health Care Act (AHCA) did not have enough votes to pass in the U.S. House of Representatives, low income and older people would have likely incurred higher penalties, according to a study by one Washington consulting firm.
A drug approved two years ago in the United States to treat schizophrenia is undergoing review in Europe, the final step before doctors there can prescribe it some 5 million patients suffering from the disorder.
People with Type 2 diabetes who are treated with a certain inhibitor are half as likely be hospitalized or die from heart failure compared to other medicines, according to a study conducted by AstraZeneca.
Those who are in remission from cancer and moving to post-treatment care tend have issues with anxiety, especially as it relates to the prospect of cancer returning, according to the American Cancer Society.