Quality Of Life

Race/Ethnicity May Not Accurately Predict Health-Related Quality of Life in Chronic Pain

Race/Ethnicity May Not Accurately Predict Health-Related Quality of Life in Chronic Pain

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Age, anxiety, and socioeconomic status are better predictors than race and ethnicity for health-related quality of life outcomes in patients with chronic pain.

Communication With Patients Critical for Improved Quality of Life, Lower Costs

Communication With Patients Critical for Improved Quality of Life, Lower Costs

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Overly aggressive or futile care at the end of a patient's life is particularly costly, both in dollars and in terms of patients' quality of life.

End-of-Life Care Improved with Appropriate Hospice, Opioid Use

End-of-Life Care Improved with Appropriate Hospice, Opioid Use

Insurance claims and clinical information were linked to examine indicators of high-quality end-of-life care.

Total Knee Replacement for Osteoarthritis has Little Effect on Quality of Life

Total Knee Replacement for Osteoarthritis has Little Effect on Quality of Life

The current practice of total knee replacement that is performed in the US has minimal effects on quality of life among patients.

Could Higher Doses of Opioids be Detrimental to Patients?

Could Higher Doses of Opioids be Detrimental to Patients?

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Patients on higher doses of opioids tend to have worse pain, worse function, and higher healthcare utilization compared with patients on lower doses of opioids.

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