Practice Management

Content, Quality Issues for Both Paper-Based and Electronic Health Records

Content, Quality Issues for Both Paper-Based and Electronic Health Records

Paper-based and EHRs have their shortcomings in content quality, structure and documentation.

Buprenorphine, Methadone Combined With CNS Depressants May Lead to SAEs

Buprenorphine, Methadone Combined With CNS Depressants May Lead to SAEs

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Clinicians must be aware of strategies in order to effectively handle patients receiving these drug regimens.

Purpose, Questions of Social Interaction Lead Physicians to Delay Retirement

Purpose, Questions of Social Interaction Lead Physicians to Delay Retirement

Physicians are delaying their retirement because they feel like they are providing a useful service to their patients.

Retirement Saving Behavior Associated With Psychological Distress

Retirement Saving Behavior Associated With Psychological Distress

Mental health is associated with retirement saving behavior.

Flexible Schedules, Pay Discrepancies Are Concerns for Female Physicians

Flexible Schedules, Pay Discrepancies Are Concerns for Female Physicians

Female physicians report feeling disadvantaged when negotiating contracts and feel that they are assessed for promotion using different criteria than those used for men.

Depression: A Predictor of Detachment From Employment After MI

Depression: A Predictor of Detachment From Employment After MI

About 25% of adults are detached from the workplace after being discharged for MI.

Do Ophthalmologists Demonstrate Discretion When Prescribing Opioids?

Do Ophthalmologists Demonstrate Discretion When Prescribing Opioids?

Many ophthalmologists won't write more than 10 opioid prescriptions a year.

Will Lowering the P-Value Improve Quality of Research Standards?

Will Lowering the P-Value Improve Quality of Research Standards?

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Should the statistical significance of the P-value be lowered?

Secondary Outcome Bias Prevalent in Antipsychotic Randomized Controlled Trials

Secondary Outcome Bias Prevalent in Antipsychotic Randomized Controlled Trials

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Understanding more about the original protocols of RCTs for various drugs may offer helpful insights into the clinical implications of those trials' findings.

Embezzlement Found To Be Common in Medical Practices

Embezzlement Found To Be Common in Medical Practices

Knowing the warning signs for embezzlement is helpful in preventing it.

Short-Term Benefits to Sleep Quality With Tibetan Yoga Program During Chemotherapy

Short-Term Benefits to Sleep Quality With Tibetan Yoga Program During Chemotherapy

For patients undergoing chemotherapy, participating in a Tibetan yoga program may result in short-term sleep quality benefits.

Mental Health and Dental Issue ED Visits are Avoidable

Mental Health and Dental Issue ED Visits are Avoidable

Mental health and dental issue emergency department visits are often avoidable.

When Patients Are Pathological Liars: Implications For Psychiatrists

When Patients Are Pathological Liars: Implications For Psychiatrists

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The concept that lying is more cognitively draining than telling the truth has found considerable support in clinical studies.

Physicians Spend Nearly 6 Hours on EHR Tasks Per Day

Physicians Spend Nearly 6 Hours on EHR Tasks Per Day

Physicians spend most of their day in the electronic health record.

Medical Digital Tools: Staying Connected Through Technology

Medical Digital Tools: Staying Connected Through Technology

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Benefits of telehealth in psychiatry include lower cost of care, higher rates of healthcare utilization, and fewer missed appointments.

 Effective Treatment to Improve Outcomes in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Effective Treatment to Improve Outcomes in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a common disabling psychiatric condition.

emPATH Units as a Solution for ED Psychiatric Patient Boarding

emPATH Units as a Solution for ED Psychiatric Patient Boarding

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Mental health patients with urgent symptoms may be assisted by emPATH units.

Examining "Unknown Knowns" in Medicine

Examining "Unknown Knowns" in Medicine

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Unknown knowns are ideas that people are aware of on some level but, for whatever reason, choose not to admit.

Depression Screening Test to Become Part of Google Search Tool

Depression Screening Test to Become Part of Google Search Tool

Now when people google 'depression', there is an option to tap 'check if you're clinically depressed'.

Counseling Reduces Sedentary Time in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Counseling Reduces Sedentary Time in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

In patients with T2D, theoretical and practical once-yearly counseling is associated with higher physical activity, and lower sedentary time.

40% of Patients Report Breakdowns in Hospital Care

40% of Patients Report Breakdowns in Hospital Care

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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

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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

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Patient physician relationships are important.

Psychological Variables Associated With Disability Following Ankle Surgery

Psychological Variables Associated With Disability Following Ankle Surgery

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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

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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

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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?

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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.

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