Practice Management

40% of Patients Report Breakdowns in Hospital Care

40% of Patients Report Breakdowns in Hospital Care

By

About 40% of hospitalized patients report a breakdown in their care, whether from information exchange, delays in admission, team communication or discharge.

Prescription Opioid Misuse Remains a Persistent Problem

Prescription Opioid Misuse Remains a Persistent Problem

One third of Americans use prescribed opioids, however these medicines are promoting addiction and overdose deaths.

Revised Treatment Guidelines for Pediatric Acute Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome

Revised Treatment Guidelines for Pediatric Acute Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome

By

The PANS/PANDAS guidelines contain 3 parts: (1) psychiatric and behavioral interventions, (2) immunomodulatory therapies, and (3) treatment and prevention of infections.

Navigating the Thin Line Between Identification & Intimacy With Patients

Navigating the Thin Line Between Identification & Intimacy With Patients

By

Patient physician relationships are important.

Psychological Variables Associated With Disability Following Ankle Surgery

Psychological Variables Associated With Disability Following Ankle Surgery

By

Postoperative opioid therapy may not be needed for patients getting ankle surgery.

Inappropriate Rx Use Among Older Adults With Cognitive Impairment, Dementia

Inappropriate Rx Use Among Older Adults With Cognitive Impairment, Dementia

In many nursing homes, individuals with dementia have potentially inappropriate medication use.

Serious Physician Shortage Anticipated Without Broad Interventions

Serious Physician Shortage Anticipated Without Broad Interventions

By

Within the next 10 years, there is an expected shortage of physicians within the US, unless interventions are undertaken.

Malware: A Race Between Hackers and Security Experts

Malware: A Race Between Hackers and Security Experts

By

The malware race is a battle between hackers and security experts.

Acupuncture vs Sham Laser For Psychophysical Response: Is One Better Than the Other?

Acupuncture vs Sham Laser For Psychophysical Response: Is One Better Than the Other?

By

In traditional acupuncture, a concept that is central to achieving a therapeutic response is De Qi, which represents the sensory effects induced by the procedure.

End-of-Life QoL Benefits From Appropriate Hospice, Opioid Use

End-of-Life QoL Benefits From Appropriate Hospice, Opioid Use

Appropriate imaging, opioid, and hospice use may improve end-of-life care and quality of life.

Nasal Function Viewed Poorly Among Patients With Poorer Mental Health

Nasal Function Viewed Poorly Among Patients With Poorer Mental Health

Patients with poor mental health tend to have a poor self-perception of nasal function.

How Will Accountable Care Organizations Reshape the Healthcare System?

How Will Accountable Care Organizations Reshape the Healthcare System?

By

Healthcare systems are expanding in the numbers of people covered and in the care across lifespan.

Schizophrenia Not Connected to Pregnancy Denial

Schizophrenia Not Connected to Pregnancy Denial

By

Denied pregnancies are more common than one would think.

Advice for Parents Whose Child Is Seeking Mental Health Treatment

Advice for Parents Whose Child Is Seeking Mental Health Treatment

By

Well-intentioned parents may not realize that it is terrifying for a youngster to be left without any parental direction, even if the child does not act scared.

Price Changes for Generic Drugs Tied to Market Competition

Price Changes for Generic Drugs Tied to Market Competition

Market competition levels are associated with changes in the price of generic drugs

Automobile Accidents Now More Attributable to Drugs Than Alcohol

Automobile Accidents Now More Attributable to Drugs Than Alcohol

By

Tiger Woods was arrested for driving under the influence.

Psychiatry Hospitalist Model Allows for More Patient, Family Time

Psychiatry Hospitalist Model Allows for More Patient, Family Time

By By

The psychiatry hospitalist model leads to higher job satisfaction and better work-life balance.

Republicans Face Challenge of Consensus Before Replacing the ACA, Policy Expert Says

Republicans Face Challenge of Consensus Before Replacing the ACA, Policy Expert Says

By

"It was evident from the internal backlash to the recent Republican House committee bills that there is a deep divide among Republicans."

Strategies To Support Non-Monogamous, Polyamorous Patients

Strategies To Support Non-Monogamous, Polyamorous Patients

By

Non-monogamy can have rules and meanings as varied as the clients who practice it.

Hospital Revisits Occur Frequently After Discharge for Medicare Benificiaries

Hospital Revisits Occur Frequently After Discharge for Medicare Benificiaries

For Medicare beneficiaries age 65 years and older, hospital revisits frequently occur after discharge from observation stays, and have increased over time.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Options for Chronic Back Pain

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Options for Chronic Back Pain

By

Cognitive behavioral therapy was shown to improve pain and function in patients with a number of pain modalities.

Gender Minority Adults More Often Report Poor Health

Gender Minority Adults More Often Report Poor Health

Public health professionals need to pay attention to this vulnerable population.

Doctors Should Look Beyond Standard Burnout-Prevention Protocols

Doctors Should Look Beyond Standard Burnout-Prevention Protocols

By

Burnout prevention can include limiting your exposure time in the clinic or hospital.

Exploring Diagnostic and Treatment Options for Agitation

Exploring Diagnostic and Treatment Options for Agitation

By

This book looks at psychiatric causes of agitation in mood, personality, and psychotic disorders.

Affordable Alternative to Private Insurers May Reduce High Insurance Premiums

Affordable Alternative to Private Insurers May Reduce High Insurance Premiums

By

Healthcare premiums have been consistently growing every year — even before the ACA and long before Obama ran for president.

National ID Health Initiatives Threatened by Changes to Legislation

National ID Health Initiatives Threatened by Changes to Legislation

By

The FY2017 appropriations bill raised serious concerns about significant reductions in funding for many proposed programs by the NIH and the CDC.

Cyberattack on Physician Health System Raises Inquiries For Future

Cyberattack on Physician Health System Raises Inquiries For Future

By

The malware "locked staff out of their computers and forced many trusts to divert emergency patients."

How to Appropriately Assess Risk in a Patient

How to Appropriately Assess Risk in a Patient

By

The term clearance implies that a patient can proceed with surgery and will have no risk for complications — which is a fictional state.

Overhead is the Litmus Test for a Sustainable Primary Care Practice

Overhead is the Litmus Test for a Sustainable Primary Care Practice

By

In order to survive today in primary-care medicine, one must have an extraordinarily low practice overhead.

Voice Recognition Capability Assists With Time, Accuracy

Voice Recognition Capability Assists With Time, Accuracy

By

Voice recognition software has freed up a significant amount of personal time.

Sign Up for Free e-newsletters