Want to live longer? Live near a primary care physician. Analyzing data from the US population, every 10 additional doctors per 100,000 were associated with a 51.5-day increase in life expectancy, researchers at Stanford University found in a study published Monday in the peer-reviewed medical journal JAMA. However, from 2005 to 2015, the density of primary care physicians actually fell by 41.4 per 100 thousand people from 46.6.
Data from 3142 United States districts, 7,144 primary care services and 306 district hospitals were used to study the association of primary care providers with changes in life expectancy and mortality after adjusting for health, demographic, socio-economic , and other lifestyle factors. The analysis was conducted from March 201
Primary care physicians increased from 196,014 in 2005 to 204,419 in 2015. But losses in some districts and an increase in the population resulted in a decline in the average density of primary care physicians. in relation to the population. Ten additional doctors per 100,000 were associated with a decrease in cardiovascular, cancer and respiratory mortality by 0.9% to 1.4%.
"Many believe that a well-functioning healthcare system requires a solid foundation of primary care. However, persistent imbalances in wages between primary health care and procedural specialties continue to undermine the workforce of US primary care physicians, "the study notes. The main author of the article was Sanjay Basu, associate professor of the Department of Medicine at Stanford University.
Emergency care for emergency care
For those who need to immediately contact a doctor without an appointment, the latest research on the medical school named after. at the University of Pennsylvania and published last year in a peer-reviewed Annals of Emergency Medicine magazine found that emergency services were rated more favorably in on-line patient testimonials than emergency rooms. Stars reviews compared to 30% of the Emergency Center in the analysis of more than 100,000 reviews by Yelp.
Approximately 47% of emergency departments received reviews with one star compared to 30% of the emergency center. The researchers analyzed more than 100,000 Yelp
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reviews that were published between 2005 and 2017, when emergency care institutions grew. The surveys covered 1,566 emergency departments and 5,601 emergency centers.
During this time, every hour, every day, there was an average of one new survey for the emergency department or emergency room. The results of this study "provide a unique opportunity for researchers and clinicians to study online reviews that provide raw narrative from consumers," the authors wrote.
The researchers identified key topics in emergency responses of emergency departments, including bedding, family treatment, and night and day care. Nevertheless, emergency departments received negative remarks about their speed of care, while emergency centers received one-star reviews of their poor reception experience.
Lifestyle can help you live 10 years longer
82% less likely to die from cardiovascular disease and 65% less likely to die from cancer than people who live in an unhealthy way of life for 30 years, reports a separate study, published last year in the journal Circulation. They had a healthy diet, had a healthy weight, performed 30 minutes or more per day, did not drink too much alcohol or smoke. more than 30 years.
The researchers analyzed 34 years of data over 78 thousand women and 27 years of data more than 44 thousand men. They estimated that women who took these habits will see another 14 years of life, and men will add 12 years. The average body mass index for an American man is 28.6, compared with 25.1 in the early 1960s; more than 30 are considered obesity.
Obesity, in particular, puts people at risk for a range of problems. Being overweight or obese is associated with a higher risk of premature death than being more healthy. Public Health Schools Chang and Cambridge University in the UK
People who are considered obesity with BMI for over 30 years and still have good metabolic health – and did not have such diseases as diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure or history of stroke – are still at an increased risk of having problems like those who do not suffer from obesity. Trump President has a BMI of 30.4, according to his latest physical. Subscribe to MarketWatch's free daily newsletter. Register here.