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New AVAHO Microsite: A resource for hematologists and oncologists working in the VA
This exclusive microsite has been updated with additional meeting coverage from the 2012 AVAHO Annual Meeting, and includes Welcome Reception slides by Robert Kyle, MD, and video highlights of presentations from the poster session. Also...
Telemental Health From the "Outside In": Telework Options for Efficient Patient Care
The VA is the largest provider of mental health care in the U.S.(1) On April 19, 2012, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki addressed the increasing need for access to mental health care by announcing the goal of adding about...
Try Abiding Instead of Hiding: An Approach to End-of-Life Care
As a certified geriatric, hospice, and palliative care nurse practitioner, I’m required to do quality-of-life (QOL) gatherings and palliative care rounds. These gatherings and rounds focus on palliation, palliative care education, and...
Using Electronic Pharmacy Intervention to Optimize Adherence to Beta-blocker Therapy in Patients With Heart Failure
Cardiology research, including landmark trials, has demonstrated that 3 beta-blockers (BBs), bisoprolol, carvedilol, and metoprolol succinate, reduce mortality in heart failure (HF) patients.(1-6) As a result, National Clinical Practice...
Assessing Health-Related Quality of Life in Veterans With Nonmuscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer
Early detection of cancer and advances in treatment have resulted in longer life for patients with cancer, making quality of life for survivors of this disease increasingly important.(1) VHA Directive 2003-034, National Cancer Strategy,...
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