Patients can be confused by such off-label use, so providing informed consent becomes a challenge.
Deverick J. Anderson, MD, MPH, from the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network at Duke University Medical Center evaluated strategies for enhanced terminal room disinfection.
Cognitive behavioral therapy achieves relief without adverse effects, promoting adherence to therapy.
Over 40% of medical errors are a result of the effects of rudeness.
Effort must be made to create a more supportive medical education environment.
HHS fined providers for not having a business associate agreement in place or using an outdated one.
Self-estimated life expectancy exceeded observed survival in individuals with chronic disease.
Privacy elements of HIPAA continue to befuddle providers.
The PLISSIT model offers a method for introducing sexual health into the clinical conversation.
Practices must remain current, compliant, and efficient to respond to shrinking reimbursements, pay-for-performance payment models, stricter compliance regulations, and narrower margins
Artificial intelligence applications have been used in cardiology, endocrinology, neurology, and more.
Disparities in direct patient access to EHR need to be addressed.
More research is needed to show that medical residents' ability to provide high-quality. efficient patient care is accurately measured.
One physician discusses her experience with opting out of Medicare and offers advice to physicians considering doing the same.
A PRECISION trial tested cardiovascular risks of COX-2 inhibitors and NSAIDs.
Although a hospital may be in an insurance network, the treating physician may not be.
The strategies include documenting everything, being transparent with patients, and showing empathy.
Doctors should respond quickly, validate patient complaints, and demonstrate a willingness to take action.
A study suggests that female physicians use fewer codes than their male counterparts, resulting in a reimbursement gap.
The number of Medicare beneficiaries getting compounded drugs is up 281% since 2006.
Treatment on open wards was linked to lower odds of suicide attempts and to absconding with and without return.
Converting just 1 meeting per week to a walking meeting can increase on-the-job activity levels for white-collar workers.
The average per capita spending for Medicare beneficiaries who died was 4-fold higher than for survivors.
These findings may explain patient reports of poor access to mental health care.
Renee Binder, MD, recaps her year as president of the American Psychiatric Association.
There is room for improvement in the delivery of culturally competent healthcare.
Compassion, empathy, and sympathy are necessary for delivery of ethical medical care.
Budget cuts and institutions' financial challenges may complicate meeting students' needs and require creative and innovative ways to serve them.
UnitedHealth's exit from most marketplaces highlights the growing pains of health exchanges.
Alternative payment models appear to be more advantageous than those operating on a fee-for-service basis.
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