AAOS Now, March 2018
Eliminate Adverse Events with Integrated Clinical Pathways
The current healthcare environment is forcing hospitals to face uncertain futures and chart new courses as they shift from volume- to value-based systems and business models. According to Ian Morrison, author of The Second Curve: Managing the Velocity of Change, the second curve is the future—new technologies, new consumers, and new markets—and traditional methods of change are not sufficient to enable companies, including healthcare organizations, to survive.
The Risks and Benefits of Vitamin D Supplementation
Untitled Document Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for calcium homeostasis and the expression of hundreds of genes. Sufficient serum levels of vitamin D are required, not only for proper bone mineralization but for a host of other factors in musculoskeletal system structure and function.
A Watchful Eye Can Prevent Future Harm to Young Patients
Nonaccidental trauma is one of the leading causes of injury and death for children in the United States, with musculoskeletal injuries as one of the most common manifestations of child abuse. As orthopaedic surgeons, we are well-positioned to recognize and diagnose nonaccidental trauma in our smallest, youngest, and most vulnerable patients. However, the diagnosis of nonaccidental trauma requires proper screening. In 2010, the U.S.
The Rules for Opioid Prescribing are Critical and Confusing
Over the last few years, there has been a steady increase in the number of articles in the medical press and academic journals on the opioid crisis. Some of them relate to changes in the federal response, but often state-wide, pharmacy company, and hospital system initiatives are presented.