Practice Management Archive
There is insufficient evidence to recommend the implementation of diversion protocols as effective strategies to address emergency department overcrowding.
Despite numerous difficulties, early figures show that sign-ups for health coverage next year under the Affordable Care Act are higher than expected.
As patients continue to equip themselves with knowledge gleaned from sources outside the exam room, physicians must reassess their role.
Physicians have a moral obligation to protect their patients from both physical and financial harms associated with pharmaceutical therapies.
From 2007 to 2017, the number of physicians excluded from Medicare and state public insurance programs increased.
Once revered and idolized by society and patients, physicians are increasingly being subjected to verbal and physical violence at work.
The average psychiatrist works 48 hours a week. We explore how working long hours can affect your productivity and health.
Key themes identified included issues with gendered job expectations, financial inequalities, and limited advancement opportunities, among others.
Enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is down with just days left to sign up.
Despite record numbers of women working in medicine, instances of gender discrimination and sexual harassment continue to proliferate.
Issues that affect employees in all industries are compounded by a unique set of additional concerns that affect employees of medical practices.
Continuity of care scores are significantly associated with lower expenditures and hospitalization rates.
False beliefs are common in society and have permeated the healthcare industry.
The "Christmas Effect" has been linked to increased risks in patients discharged from the hospital during the December holiday season.
Therapeutic misconception is an important type of false belief in medical research and medical practice.
An educational intervention can improve patients' ability to self-manage their chronic diseases.
Health information is widely available online, yet the quality of that information can be dubious at best.
For many physicians, working during the holiday season is simply part of the job.
"Gender Panic" in Clinical Settings: Protecting Public Accommodations Access for Transgender Individuals
There is substantial discussion in the United States regarding the use of public accommodation laws to legislate bathroom access for transgender individuals.
Only 15.4% of physicians work in practices that use telemedicine for a wide spectrum of patient interactions.
Knitting is both process- and product-oriented, encompassing repetitive tasks that can exercise physical and cognitive skills
With the proliferation of online medical information, educators and students alike struggle to discern the legitimacy of "e-health" sources.
Many patients intentionally withhold information from clinicians.
Pregnant women are considered a "vulnerable" population in the eyes of clinical researchers.
The transition from the workforce into retirement is always challenging, but for physicians accustomed to working long or odd hours, it can be especially difficult.
Healthcare interventions should assess the multiple layers of a person's life, rather than simply classifying marginalized groups as vulnerable.
Assuming blame for a medical error may help patients and families heal.
The American Heart Association and others are urging the court to reconsider changes to short-term limited-duration insurance plans.
By 2030, robots will likely replace 800 million workers. Will physicians make the cut?
The results of a recent survey of thousands of nurses and patients show that hospital patient safety remains a serious concern.
When deviating from published guidelines, physicians must ensure their recommendations are based on justified belief, not personal bias.
College students of color report an increased fear of crime and violence on college campuses.
A neighborhood's "phase" of gentrification may be predictive of certain health disparities among residents.
Rising drug spending in the United States is being fueled by expensive name-brand prescription medicines.
In the first 6 months of 2018, 8.8% of US individuals of all ages were uninsured, which was not significantly different from 2017.
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults still delay medical care due to cost despite having access to insurance coverage.
When is enough enough when it comes to health metrics?
Researchers are concerned that the increased focus on sexual harassment resulting from the #MeToo campaign may cause negative health outcomes.
Medicare costs may be contained by incentivizing multisector health activities, according to researchers.
Technological Breakthroughs in Medicine Move Physician-Patient Interactions From The Computer Screen Back to the Exam Room
While technological breakthroughs have had positive effects in the corporate world, they have led to exacerbated physician burnout in the medical field.
The patient-facing PREPARE advance care planning program plus an easy-to-read advance directive significantly increases documentation of advance care planning and patient-reported engagement.
Improved mental health appointment show rates were seen after the launch of an electronic referral system to mental health or social work services and social work follow-up protocol.
The FDA has launched the MyStudies App, a mobile application aimed at supporting the collection of "real world" data and evidence for medical use.
If there's one thing hospitals are not known for, it's culinary success.
There are several concerns associated with produce prescription programs, despite the benefits to patients.
The researchers noted that counties should consider increasing funding for mobile crisis teams staffed by professionals who can direct patients to medical emergency departments or psychiatric emergency service units depending on their evaluation.
Evidence-based medicine is the cornerstone of clinical practice.
The $67 billion merger between Cigna and Express Scripts will be the first of its kind.
Is Psychological Manipulation Ever in the Best Interest of the Patient? Examining the Ethics of Mindset Manipulation
Beneficence and autonomy are cornerstone concepts in the field of medical ethics.
Employer-sponsored wellness programs can put physicians in an unenviable position.
The 23andMe Personal Genome Service Pharmacogenetic Reports test can detect 33 variants for multiple genes, corresponding to more than 50 commonly prescribed medications and over-the-counter products.
The modern American diet is widely recognized as a major determinant of morbidity and mortality.
Systemic interventions are needed to address the "broad spectrum" of issues and challenges facing the food system in the United States.
There is a high prevalence of financial conflicts of interest among authors of clinical practice guidelines related to high-revenue medications and in gastroenterology.
Among college students, self-reported diagnoses and treatment of mental health conditions are increasing.
Trick-or-treating is a rite of passage for some, but has the potential to become deadly.
Obesity rates are nearly 40% among US adults, but traditional treatment methods are found to contribute to weight stigma, creating a population that's unhealthier than ever.
In an effort to cut high drug costs, the prices paid by Medicare for certain prescription drugs would be based on those in other advanced industrial nations.
Researchers found a limited association between the ranking of a physician's medical school and patient mortality or readmission rates.
More than 25 professional medical and patient advocacy organizations are in opposition to the Trump Administration's latest effort to undermine the Affordable Care Act.
Data show that there is a significant difference in how black patients are treated compared with patients of other races.
The "deep learning" approach to artificial intelligence allows computers to perform diagnostic tasks with accuracy comparable to that of trained medical professionals.
The costs to patients are high when trials are carried out under the FDA's pediatric exclusivity program.
Designing the Therapeutic Space: Using Layout, Color, and Other Elements to Get Patients in the Right Frame of Mind
While there is no single way to design a conducive therapeutic room, mental health professionals can help ensure that clients have a comfortable therapeutic experience by keeping the area a welcoming, cozy, warm, and safe environment for emotionally vulnerable individuals.
Two Stanford researchers sought to study the effects of diversity on health care among men of color.
Between the double shifts and stressful days, keeping energy up and eating right can seem like an insurmountable challenge.
Physicians are evenly divided on the importance of considering societal cost and resource allocation while providing individual patient care.
The use of medical scribes for electronic health record documentation reduced primary care physician burden.
The role of mHealth technologies, including smartphone applications and wearable sensors that enable real-time health monitoring, has become more prevalent within the last decade.
Medical residents should start budgeting and save for the future.
A $69 billion merger between health insurer Aetna and pharmacy manager CVS Health has been approved.
Universal health coverage has been proposed as a way of improving access to healthcare in low- and middle-income countries.
There is no widespread understanding of the pathophysiology of burnout, or conclusions about how it should be measured.
Farris K. Timimi, MD, and Lee Aase from the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network shared their views on the role of social media in physician practice.
Racial insensitivity, stereotyping, and racially based decisions continue to occur in medical school admissions, recruitment, and management, as well as patient care.
Prices of prescription drugs in short supply between 2015 and 2016 were found to increase more than twice as quickly as they would have in the absence of a shortage.
Standard pen needles have an outer cover and removable inner needle cover, while safety pen needles have an outer cover and a fixed inner needle shield that is not removed before an injection.
Patients and their families are advocating for their right to access the latest medical research papers to help find potential treatments and understand health conditions.
Wide variations in influenza vaccine coverage have been noted across healthcare personnel based on occupation and worksite.
Having a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) can help doctors with important, practice-related decisions.
Physician employment contracts include a number of bonuses and benefits that can be included or negotiated.
Medical practices can take steps to avoid problems related to use of social media by staff members.
Whether you're interested in writing for healthcare blogs or dabbling in a subject outside the realm of medical care, there's something for anyone with an interest in a side hustle.
Sexual minorities are of lower socioeconomic status than their heterosexual counterparts.
Following implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), cost-related medication nonadherence significantly decreased among adults who survived stroke.
The primary outcome measure of the study was the frequency of any adverse psychiatric effect observed during treatment with one of these agents.
Although there are many demands on residents, taking advantage of paid vacation time is one of the perks and should be maximized.
The American Medical Association has released a statement urging the US Department of Justice to block the CVS-Aetna merger.
Uncertainty can be a form of violence, particularly when it is related to immigration status and constantly changing immigration policies.
Medical residents can take steps to maintain their energy and alertness during long shifts.
A flexible overall performance score that can be modified in real time by users may be the most optimal method for generating relevant reviews for specific patient interests.
The use of an artificial intelligence algorithm could become valuable for medical decision-making processes.
Grateful patient philanthropy — donations often made "in response to excellent medical care" — comprises approximately $10 billion in charitable giving to health care centers per year.
The Senate passed legislation aimed at curbing the nation's ongoing opioid addiction crisis.
The ACA may have prompted state Medicaid programs to expand addiction treatment benefits in alternative benefit plans.
Physician burn out linked to patient safety incidents, professionalism concerns, and low patient satisfaction
In this meta-analysis of available studies, physician burnout was linked to an increased risk for patient safety incidents, professionalism issues, and reduced patient satisfaction.
In this prospective cohort study, trainees in specialties such as urology, neurology, emergency medicine, and general surgery were all associated with a higher relative risks of reported burnout symptoms during residency.
The American Heart Association has updated their disaster resources page with the latest tips to keep in mind when counseling patients ahead of a natural disaster.
Addressing the Uncertainties of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program for Medical School Graduates
The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program promises to forgive any remaining federal loan debt for employees at governmental or nonprofit institutions following 10 years of loan repayments.
The reasons for physicians' discomfort with conversations about dying are as much cultural, social, and systemic as they are personal.
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