More from the week: Chlamydia, breast cancer, Hispanics in nursing homes
They may not have made headlines this past week, but these research developments are worth noting. So consider them noted (if not thoroughly developed in this space).
-- One might think that frequently screening and treating teenage girls for chlamydia would cut back on just how common the disease is in that age group. Not so.
-- We can talk about quality-of-care standards, but that doesn't mean doctors will follow them. When it comes to procedures to ensure coordinated cancer care, for example, most breast cancer surgeons might just go their own way.
-- As for nursing home quality, elderly Hispanic people are more likely to live in not-so-good ones, at least as compared to their white counterparts. The findings come as the percentage of Hispanics in nursing homes increases.