Tag Archives: more

More Than Half of Antibiotics Prescribed in Advance of Dental Procedures Aren’t Needed

In the United States, dentists dispense 10% of prescriptions for antibiotics. Now, a new study published in JAMA Network Open suggests that these meds are prescribed needlessly 81% of the time, reports the University of Illinois (UIC) at Chicago College of Dentistry. Researchers used a national health care claims database to examine nearly 170,000 antibiotics… Read More »

Brigham and Women’s finds doctors sleep more when hours are cut

Getting a good night’s sleep is important for everyone — including physicians. In 2011, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) set a limit on first-year resident physician shifts of 16 or fewer continuous hours of work. This policy change was based primarily on the results of studies comparing outcomes for first-year residents who… Read More »