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Multifaceted Pharmacist Intervention Prevent Hospital Readmissions

A multifaceted pharmacist intervention can reduce the number of hospital readmissions and emergency department visits, according to a new study published in the Journal of JAMA Internal Medicine. A statistically significant reduced rate of readmissions after inclusion was observed in patients randomized to receive an extended pharmacist intervention compared with those who received usual care or a basic pharmacist intervention.

An Unexpectes Rise in Rates of Diabetes, Hypertension found in India

Rates of diabetes and hypertension are high among middle-aged and elderly people across all geographic measures and sociodemographic groups in India, according to the first nationally representative study of those conditions in the country. The study, led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, also found unexpectedly high rates of hypertension among young adults. The study appears online in JAMA Internal Medicine.