New Study: NPs Practice in Areas with Greatest Health Need
New Study: NPs Practice in Areas with Greatest Health Need.
New research published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine has revealed that physicians tend to practice in more affluent areas, while nurse practitioners tend to treat patients in lower income areas with the greatest need for healthcare. In the study using life expectancy […]
The Push for Personalized Medicine
The Push for Personalized Medicine.
Personalized medicine and shared decision making between HCPs and patients have increased in importance the last several years. Personalized or precision medicine is an emerging approach for disease treatment that takes into account variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person as well as an individual’s preferences, comorbidities […]
#1 Reason Patients Switch Treatments
#1 Reason Patients Switch Treatments.
A new survey of 8,000 patients revealed interesting insights for pharma marketers. According to the Accenture survey, 25% of patients report having either very limited or no knowledge of new products that might be suitable for them. Less than half of patients believe their doctors discuss the full […]
Neurologists vs. NPs/PAs – Surprising Results
Neurologists vs. NPs/PAs - Surprising Results.
Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) prescribe monoclonal antibody therapies significantly more than neurologists, a new survey found. In fact, the survey found that compared to physicians, more than twice as many NPs/PAs prescribe Ocrevus – which is a new therapy for multiple sclerosis approved by the […]
Medication Adherence Revolutionized
Medication Adherence Revolutionized.
The FDA just approved a pill with a digital tracking device that patients swallow to record when the medication is taken. This is the first U.S. drug with an ingestible sensor that transmits information to a wearable patch and smartphone app to allow patients, caregivers, and prescribers to track when the […]