Practice Management

Ethical Concerns With Non-Reporting of Negative Clinical Trial Results

Ethical Concerns With Non-Reporting of Negative Clinical Trial Results

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Non-reporting of negative results contributes to a body of knowledge that is at best, incomplete, and at worst, wrong.

Rectifying the Family Physician Shortage

Rectifying the Family Physician Shortage

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Salaries for family-care physicians can be as low as one-third the salaries of specialty physicians.

Behavioral Treatment May Aid UI in Older Women

Behavioral Treatment May Aid UI in Older Women

Combining behavioral UI treatments with physical activity may improve outcomes in older women.

Empathy and Uncertainty in Parenthood

Empathy and Uncertainty in Parenthood

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Knowing the line between professional and personal concern is important.

Exercise, Therapy Best for Alleviating Cancer-Related Fatigue

Exercise, Therapy Best for Alleviating Cancer-Related Fatigue

Exercise and psychological interventions are more effective for reducing cancer-related fatigue than pharmaceutical options

The End of Chemical Restraints: Expert Opinion

The End of Chemical Restraints: Expert Opinion

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Scott Zeller, MD, discusses the importance of treating patients with agitation appropriately.

Active Medical Device Safety Surveillance: A New Imperative

Active Medical Device Safety Surveillance: A New Imperative

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The development of new device technologies points to the need for new strategies to monitor their continuing safety and efficacy.

Burnout Is Prevalent Among Pediatric Residents

Burnout Is Prevalent Among Pediatric Residents

Burnout is prevalent among pediatric residents and is associated with suboptimal patient care attitudes and behaviors.

How to Discuss Use of Off-Label Medications With Patients

How to Discuss Use of Off-Label Medications With Patients

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Patients can be confused by such off-label use, so providing informed consent becomes a challenge.

Strategies to Reduce Hospital-Acquired Infections

Strategies to Reduce Hospital-Acquired Infections

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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 Effective for Pediatric Migraine

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Effective for Pediatric Migraine

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Cognitive behavioral therapy achieves relief without adverse effects, promoting adherence to therapy.

Medical Errors a Result of Rudeness

Medical Errors a Result of Rudeness

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Over 40% of medical errors are a result of the effects of rudeness.

Depression High Among Medical Students

Depression High Among Medical Students

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Effort must be made to create a more supportive medical education environment.

Health Care Providers Fined for Outdated Vendor Agreements

Health Care Providers Fined for Outdated Vendor Agreements

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HHS fined providers for not having a business associate agreement in place or using an outdated one.

Chronic Disease: Life Expectancy vs Survival Rate

Chronic Disease: Life Expectancy vs Survival Rate

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Self-estimated life expectancy exceeded observed survival in individuals with chronic disease.

Lapses Seen in HIPAA Conduct by Providers

Lapses Seen in HIPAA Conduct by Providers

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Privacy elements of HIPAA continue to befuddle providers.

PLISSIT Model: Introducing Sexual Health in Clinical Care

PLISSIT Model: Introducing Sexual Health in Clinical Care

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The PLISSIT model offers a method for introducing sexual health into the clinical conversation.

How to Maximize Revenues and Prepare for Payor Changes

How to Maximize Revenues and Prepare for Payor Changes

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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 in Medicine: Interview with Expert Dr Isaac Kohane

Artificial Intelligence Applications in Medicine: Interview with Expert Dr Isaac Kohane

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Artificial intelligence applications have been used in cardiology, endocrinology, neurology, and more.

Patient EHR Access Offers Benefits, Barriers

Patient EHR Access Offers Benefits, Barriers

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Disparities in direct patient access to EHR need to be addressed.

Medical Education Improvement Steps Considered

Medical Education Improvement Steps Considered

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More research is needed to show that medical residents' ability to provide high-quality. efficient patient care is accurately measured.

Q&A: Opting Out of Medicare

Q&A: Opting Out of Medicare

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One physician discusses her experience with opting out of Medicare and offers advice to physicians considering doing the same.

PRECISION Trial Measured Efficacy of Celecoxib

PRECISION Trial Measured Efficacy of Celecoxib

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A PRECISION trial tested cardiovascular risks of COX-2 inhibitors and NSAIDs.

Many Receive Surprisingly High Bills After In-Network ER Visits

Many Receive Surprisingly High Bills After In-Network ER Visits

Although a hospital may be in an insurance network, the treating physician may not be.

5 Strategies To Reduce Risk of Medical Lawsuits

5 Strategies To Reduce Risk of Medical Lawsuits

The strategies include documenting everything, being transparent with patients, and showing empathy.

Tips for Addressing Negative Patient Reviews

Tips for Addressing Negative Patient Reviews

Doctors should respond quickly, validate patient complaints, and demonstrate a willingness to take action.

Women Doctors' Lower Pay May Be Related To Coding

Women Doctors' Lower Pay May Be Related To Coding

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A study suggests that female physicians use fewer codes than their male counterparts, resulting in a reimbursement gap.

Concerns of Fraud as Spending on Compounded Drugs Skyrockets

Concerns of Fraud as Spending on Compounded Drugs Skyrockets

The number of Medicare beneficiaries getting compounded drugs is up 281% since 2006.

Locked Wards May Not Prevent Inpatient Suicide, Absconding

Locked Wards May Not Prevent Inpatient Suicide, Absconding

Treatment on open wards was linked to lower odds of suicide attempts and to absconding with and without return.

'Walking Meetings' Feasible For Improving Employee Wellness

'Walking Meetings' Feasible For Improving Employee Wellness

Converting just 1 meeting per week to a walking meeting can increase on-the-job activity levels for white-collar workers.

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