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4/23/2019
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1. Genentech-backed effort helps physicians use PROs in cancer care
A special supplement to Medical Care presents a toolkit of methods to help personalize care for patients with cancer using a "PRO-cision Medicine" approach that employs patient-reported outcomes (PRO) questionnaires to guide treatment. ePharm Brief
 
 
 
2. AI as accurate as experienced radiologists in reading MRI scans
Artificial intelligence (AI) performed as well as experienced radiologists in detecting prostate cancer, according to a new study by UCLA researchers, who have developed a new AI system to help radiologists diagnose prostate cancer. ePharm Brief
 
 
 
3. Outpatient healthcare ground zero for inappropriate antibiotic prescribing
Outpatient healthcare providers inappropriately prescribed antibiotics to 40% of patients in a major Veterans Affairs healthcare system, a higher figure than in previous studies examining outpatient antibiotic use. ePharm Brief
 
 
 
4. Workplace wellness programs may not offer promised results
Workplace wellness programs have been touted as a powerful tool that can make employees healthier and more productive while reducing healthcare spending, but the results of a new Harvard study suggest such interventions yield unimpressive results in the short term. ePharm Brief
 
 
 
5. Studies of primary care are lacking, despite mandate
Despite a mandate to help patients make better-informed healthcare decisions, a 10-year research program established under the Affordable Care Act has funded a relatively small number of studies that examine primary care, the setting where the majority of patients in the United States receive treatment. ePharm Brief
 
 
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