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Nurses can resolve a high proportion of same day consultations through use of a management algorithm for treating common minor illnesses, suggesting this is a sustainable way to reduce the burden on primary care doctors
Many parents who participated in a tobacco prevention intervention decreased their cigarette consumption or started smoking outside, suggesting that intervention can improve the ability of smoking parents to protect their children from tobacco smoke exposure.
The risk of Clostridium difficile infection is increased in adults with depression and in those taking antidepressants during hospitalization, indicating that physicians should be aware of the elevated infection risk in these patients.
Irene Higginson and colleagues present the MORECare statement, an evidence-based set of recommendations for improved research methods in end of life care, which aims to provide clear standards and guidance in this overlooked area of medicine.
The validation of a questionnaire that assesses healthcare workers' awareness and acceptance of diversity is a useful step in understanding the challenges arising from diversity and a lack of cultural awareness that may impact healthcare services.
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