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Response rates to mail surveys published in medical journals.
A randomized, controlled trial of financial incentives for smoking cessation.
TLDR
In this study of employees of one large company, financial incentives for smoking cessation significantly increased the rates of smoking cessation.
The unintended consequences of publicly reporting quality information.
TLDR
Public reporting of quality information promotes a spirit of openness that may be valuable for enhancing trust of the health professions, but its ability to improve health remains undemonstrated and public reporting may inadvertently reduce, rather than improve, quality.
Wearable devices as facilitators, not drivers, of health behavior change.
TLDR
Several large technology companies including Apple, Google, and Samsung are entering the expanding market of population health with the introduction of wearable devices, and while these devices are increasing in popularity, little evidence suggests that they are bridging the gap between recording information and changing behavior.
Crowdsourcing—Harnessing the Masses to Advance Health and Medicine, a Systematic Review
TLDR
The scope of crowdsourcing in health research is described and a taxonomy to characterize past uses of this methodology for health and medical research is created to provide clarity and comparability in methods is created.
Facebook language predicts depression in medical records
TLDR
It is shown that the content shared by consenting users on Facebook can predict a future occurrence of depression in their medical records, and language predictive of depression includes references to typical symptoms, including sadness, loneliness, hostility, rumination, and increased self-reference.
Use of Social Media Across US Hospitals: Descriptive Analysis of Adoption and Utilization
TLDR
This preliminary investigation of social media adoption and utilization among US hospitals provides the framework for future studies investigating the effect of socialMedia on patient outcomes, including links between social media use and the quality of hospital care and services.
Improving the use of hospice services in nursing homes: a randomized controlled trial.
TLDR
A simple communication intervention can increase rates of hospice referrals and families' ratings of end-of-life care and may also decrease utilization of acute care resources.
The role of critical care nurses in euthanasia and assisted suicide.
  • D. Asch
  • Medicine, Political Science
    The New England journal of medicine
  • 23 May 1996
TLDR
As public debate continues about euthanasia and assisted suicide, some critical care nurses in the United States are engaging in the practice.
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