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Brigham and Women’s finds doctors sleep more when hours are cut

Getting a good night’s sleep is important for everyone — including physicians. In 2011, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) set a limit on first-year resident physician shifts of 16 or fewer continuous hours of work. This policy change was based primarily on the results of studies comparing outcomes for first-year residents who… Read More »

Peanut allergy treatment may increase risk of anaphylaxis, study finds – NBCNews.com

Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE April 26, 2019, 4:04 PM UTC By Linda Carroll Even when oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy appears to work when tested in the doctor’s office, it may significantly increase allergic and anaphylactic reactions outside the… Read More »

Primary care accounts for a small share of Medicare spending, RAND study finds

Care provided by primary care practitioners accounts for a small fraction of total spending among Medicare beneficiaries, according to a new RAND Corporation study being published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. Depending on whether narrow or expansive definitions of primary care are used, primary care spending represents 2.12 to 4.88 percent of total medical… Read More »