VAntage Point: VA doctors seek to harness artificial intelligence to target care for sicker Veterans

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From VAntage Point: A few groups of VA researchers are using artificial intelligence (AI) to identify Veterans at high risk of hospitalization or death. That can help ensure these Veterans get the best care possible. One potential approach was described in a recent article in the journal PLOS ONE. The research pinpointed subgroups of high-risk Veterans. The idea was to match patients with the right types of care, explains the study’s lead author, VA cancer physician and investigator Dr. Ravi Parikh. His colleague, lead investigator Dr. Amol Navathe, a VA internal medicine physician and health economist, said, “Not only can this understanding of…

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The Washington Post: Why is having too much free time as bad for you as having too little?

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From The Washington Post: Have you ever had one of those days — that turned into weeks — when you had approximately 645 things to do and not a single minute for leisure time? According to study results published earlier this month in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, an individual’s well-being increases in correlation with their free time — but only to a certain point. While having too little free time isn’t healthy, having too much also diminishes well-being. “What we found is that a moderate amount of free time or discretionary time is kind of the sweet spot that…

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