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Hospitals Keep Doctors Positively Engaged With Work

Individual and work-related factors may be helpful in promoting positive engagement with work among hospital physicians, according to a study in the December issue of Medical Care. The study provides insights into the emerging evidence on the characteristics and outcomes affecting physician engagement an area of growing focus in healthcare improvement efforts.

Discontinue Medications Leads To Inappropriate Prescribing

The continuation of drugs that are not intended to be taken indefinitely is a substantial and common problem that could contribute to over-medication, particularly in the elderly. The specific number of drugs taken is not itself indicative of polypharmacy as all of the drugs may be clinically necessary and appropriate for the patient; however, as the number of prescribed drugs increases, so do the chances of Polypharmacy.