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PROVIDENCE, RI - Can a Web-based learning program be an effective way to improve melanoma detection by primary care physicians (PCPs)?
WASHINGTON — Despite dire warnings by VA officials, last month's 16-day government shutdown did not halt progress on eliminating VA's disability claims backlog.
HOUSTON — Should pay-for-performance be more widely used to incentivize VA clinicans to improve healthcare quality?
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WASHINGTON — In the wake of accusations that veterans are over-prescribed powerful painkillers, a House of Representatives subcommittee chairman called on VA to adopt more effective pain management protocols.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — The newly released National Research Action Plan has created a “common roadmap” for federal agencies to tackle mental health research to include PTSD, TBI and suicide, DoD and VA officials said recently.
MEMPHIS, TN — Proteinuria-lowering interventions in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) should be implemented cautiously, considering the potential for adverse outcomes, according to a new study led by researchers from the Memphis, TN, VAMC.
MINNEAPOLIS — A newly-developed risk model can be used to predict the occurrence of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and appropriately prepare for renal replacement therapy in veterans with advanced chronic kidney disease, according to a new study.
MEMPHIS, TN — What’s considered ideal blood pressure measurement in most situations actually was linked with higher mortality rates in chronic kidney disease compared with patients with moderately elevated BP.
WASHINGTON — Amid controversy about treatment backlogs at some medical centers, VA recently announced a new initiative to ensure timely healthcare, including mental healthcare, to its veteran patients.
DURHAM, NC - The VA healthcare system is providing racially equitable care in terms of time to initiation of treatment and referral to supportive care for lung cancer patients, according to a new analysis.
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