People with severe mental illness such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or bipolar disorder use a popular social media website like YouTube to provide and receive naturally occurring peer support, Dartmouth researchers report in the journal PLOS ONE.
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Dartmouth Researchers Receive Awards from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Geisel researchers Dror Ben-Zeev, PhD, and Rachel Thompson, received awards to support their comparative clinical effectiveness research.
Fisher Awarded the John E. Wennberg Distinguished Professorship
Elliott Fisher, MD, MPH, has been named the inaugural holder of the John E. Wennberg Distinguished Professorship at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine.
Residency Training Predicts Physicians’ Ability to Practice Conservatively
Doctors trained in locations with less intensive (and expensive) practice patterns appear to consistently be better at making clinical decisions that spare patients unnecessary and excessive medical care, according to a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Tracking Spending Among the Commercially Insured
Recent growth in health care spending for commercially insured individuals is due primarily to increases in prices for medical services, rather than increased use, according to a new study led by researchers at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, published today in the American Journal of Managed Care.
High Prevalence of Opioid Use by Social Security Disability Recipients
More than 40 percent of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) recipients take opioid pain relievers, while the prevalence of chronic opioid use is over 20 percent and rising, reports a study in the September issue of Medical Care.
On the Front Line of Health Care in Afghanistan
After ten years working as a neuroscientist, David Royal (’10) decided it was time for a career change. His search for a new career led him to the MS program at TDI. Now he’s putting his TDI education to use every day in Kabul, Afghanistan, helping hospitals transition from being Coalition-led to Afghan-led.
Reducing Kidney Injury Using a Quality Improvement Method
Using quality improvement measures in eight of the 10 hospitals in the Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group, researchers have found a way to reduce kidney injury in patients undergoing a procedure with contrast dye.
Helping Physicians Help Patients Quit Smoking
Over the next year, Dartmouth researchers will carry out a pilot study to determine if a new standardized protocol can help smokers with vascular disease quit smoking.
Mark Nunlist, TDI ’10: Closing the Gap in Primary Care
Mark Nunlist had been a primary care physician for almost 20 years when he became increasingly aware that there was something missing at the busy and well-respected White River Junction, Vt., practice where he was a partner.