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May 21, 2018
Pharmacy-based immunization services increase influenza, pneumococcal vaccination rates

Pharmacy-based immunization services have increased influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations by millions since immunizations became more commonplace in the community pharmacy setting, say researchers in a paper published online in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. In the study,…

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April 24, 2018
Celebrate pharmacists making a global impact during World Immunization Week

Pharmacists in the United States have established themselves as valuable members of the immunization neighborhood, and pharmacists across the world are following their lead. Still, as of 2016, global efforts to enhance uptake of immunization have stalled. World Immunization Week, an initiative led…

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April 3, 2018
EHR usability issues may contribute to potential patient harm

Challenges to usability in electronic health records (EHRs) may contribute to potential harm to patients, say researchers in a letter to JAMA published online March 27. In the study, researchers at MedStar Health’s National Center for Human Factors reviewed patient safety reports—free-text…

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April 2, 2018
New analysis questions frailty outcome for older adults

New analysis questions frailty outcome for older adults In the world of geriatrics research, the impact of physical activity on frailty has often been discussed. Now, a secondary analysis of a randomized, controlled trial could offer some insight on the topic. Researchers examined data collected…

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