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A Better Pill–Internal Delivery Devices May Help Patients Take Their Medicine – Scientific American

Lack of compliance often leads to worsening chronic conditions and excess hospitalization. Studies consistently show one third to one half (pdf) of all U.S. patients do not take their medicines as directed, and this ends up costing the health care system between $ 100 billion and $ 300 billion annually. People fail to follow drug… Read More »

Using medical students as admin support helps doctors care for 15% more patients an hour

Should all doctors be given SECRETARIES? Using medical students as admin support helps consultants care for 15% more patients an hour Scribes record details of the consultation, arrange tests and print paperwork In a study, the admin support reduced a patient’s emergency care stay by 19mins Cost analysis found scribes put hospitals in a ‘favourable financial… Read More »