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EDs could save $8.3B annually with better primary care, study finds

Dive Brief: More effective primary care could save emergency departments an estimated $ 8.3 billion annually, according to a new Premier analysis. Of 24 million visits by patients with certain chronic conditions in 2017, 4.3 million were potentially avoidable. Patients with those conditions contributed to nearly 60% of all ED visits at nearly 750 hospitals… Read More »

Skinny people owe their good fortune to lucky genes, says new DNA-focused study

Skinny people should not act as if they are “morally superior” to those struggling with their weight because the likelihood is they simply have lucky genes, a groundbreaking study by Cambridge University has found. The study, published in the journal PLOS Genetics, focused on healthy adults with a low body mass index (BMI), and revealed… Read More »

Paramedics failing on hand hygiene: study

If you ever need the care of paramedics, you might want to check they’ve washed their hands first. A new study has found paramedics, including those in Australia, are remarkably poor at meeting hand hygiene standards. Researchers followed ambulance workers in Australia, Finland, Sweden and Denmark and logged how often they did what they should… Read More »