Why more patients are getting care from large provider groups

Why more patients are getting care from large provider groups

Over the past five years, one of the fastest-growing trends in health care has been the rise of large provider groups: care organizations that employ tens or hundreds of providers, often have multiple geographic locations, typically do not offer inpatient services, and usually have a financial sponsor. I’ve been closely watching how these shifting provider … Read more

Large language models in medicine: Current limitations and future scope

Study: The future landscape of large language models in medicine. Image Credit: a-image/Shutterstock.com

In a recent study published in Communications Medicine, researchers provided a comprehensive overview of the potential and limitations of artificial intelligence (AI)-based large language models (LLMs) in medical research, education, and clinical practice. Study: The future landscape of large language models in medicine. Image Credit: a-image/Shutterstock.com Background These tools generate text (language) on a topic, akin to … Read more

Large clinical trial identifies best strategy to prevent life-threatening health care-associated ICU infections

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Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A large multi-state study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, HCA Healthcare, and the University of California, Irvine has found that a nasal antibiotic ointment, mupirocin, which is currently used daily for intensive care unit (ICU) patients in only one-third of U.S. hospitals, … Read more