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July 23, 2019

What's Happening at Skilled Nursing Facilities on Day 20?

In Annals of Emergency Medicine, Zachary Meisel, Benjamin Sun, and colleagues find that emergency department patients with a new opioid prescription face at least a 10% risk of prolonged use, even if the prescription is within current acute pain guidelines. 

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LDI Insight

July 23, 2019

Penn Research Cited During PCORI Reauthorization Hearing

Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) cited Mark Neuman’s REGAIN study during a U.S. House Ways and Means Committee hearing on reauthorizing the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). REGAIN compares how two types of anesthesia affect recovery from hip fracture surgery, and was cited as an example of the importance of PCORI funding.

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