Practice Management

Medical Clearance of Psych Patients in the ED: Consensus Recommendations

Medical Clearance of Psych Patients in the ED: Consensus Recommendations

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An AAEP task force created recommendations for medical evaluation of psychiatric patients presenting to the ED.

Nutrition Meets Science in Culinary Medicine Curriculum

Nutrition Meets Science in Culinary Medicine Curriculum

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Culinary Medicine is a new, evidence-based medical discipline that blends the art of cooking with the science of medicine.

AMA Seeks to Make Long-term Care Services More Affordable

AMA Seeks to Make Long-term Care Services More Affordable

The AMA House of Delegates has adopted a policy to make long-term care insurance simpler, more affordable and part of automatic enrollment for current employees and retirees.

Discrepancies Noted in Financial Disclosures Among Academic Physician-Directors

Discrepancies Noted in Financial Disclosures Among Academic Physician-Directors

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Continued improvement in payment reporting mechanisms is crucial to meet the benchmarks set by the Physician Payments Sunshine Act.

AMA Vows to Improve Access for Doctors Seeking Mental Health Care

AMA Vows to Improve Access for Doctors Seeking Mental Health Care

The AMA recently adopted a policy aimed at improving physician access to mental health care in response to physician depression, burnout, and suicide.

Physicians Want Substantial Improvements in EHRs

Physicians Want Substantial Improvements in EHRs

Most physicians see value in EHRs, but almost half believe they detract from clinical effectiveness.

Intensive management for sicker patients increases outpatient care but not costs

It remains unclear whether there are significant cost benefits from more intensive management for sicker patients.

Should Physicians Treat Family and Friends? Three Experts Weigh In

Should Physicians Treat Family and Friends? Three Experts Weigh In

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Several notable medical societies have issued ethical statements discouraging physicians from treating family members and friends.

How Do Business Partner Data Breaches Affect Your Practice?

How Do Business Partner Data Breaches Affect Your Practice?

Data breaches affecting health care systems or their partners need to be addressed quickly.

More Adults Go to Psychiatrist, Not PCP, for Mental Health Care

More Adults Go to Psychiatrist, Not PCP, for Mental Health Care

The rate of mental health-related physician office visits is higher to psychiatrists than PCPs for all adults except those aged 65 years and older.

Direct Supervision by Attending Physician Doesn't Reduce Medical Errors

Direct Supervision by Attending Physician Doesn't Reduce Medical Errors

Direct supervision in which attending physicians join work rounds does not reduce the rate of medical errors.

Mindfulness Program May Help Increase Physical Activity Levels

Mindfulness Program May Help Increase Physical Activity Levels

A meditation and stress reduction program may be as effective as structured exercise programs for increasing physical activity.

Psych Disorders Make Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Hard to Diagnose by Symptoms Alone

Psych Disorders Make Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Hard to Diagnose by Symptoms Alone

For patients with minor psychiatric disorders, symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease are unreliable for establishing the presence of gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Does Maintenance of Certification Status Affect Patient Care?

Does Maintenance of Certification Status Affect Patient Care?

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Researchers used administrative data to compare effectiveness measures in physicians who either did or did not maintain certification in the 20 years following their initial certification.

National Academy of Medicine Identifies Key Care Approaches for High-Need Patients

National Academy of Medicine Identifies Key Care Approaches for High-Need Patients

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Approximately 5% of patients in the United States contribute to half of total healthcare spending.

RA Treatment Unlikely to Improve Mental Health Outcomes

RA Treatment Unlikely to Improve Mental Health Outcomes

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Mental health outcomes in patients with RA are unlikely to resolve with effective RA pharmacological disease management alone.

State Laws Permitting Denial of Services to Sexual Minorities Increase Mental Distress

State Laws Permitting Denial of Services to Sexual Minorities Increase Mental Distress

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Currently, 12 states have implemented laws allowing the denial of services to sexual minorities, including gays, lesbians, bisexuals, or those not sure of their sexual orientation

Patients' Preferences for Physician Attire Linked to Perception of Care

Patients' Preferences for Physician Attire Linked to Perception of Care

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Clinician attire is an important factor for a significant number of patients, and can influence the perception of care they receive.

Paging Dr Oz: Drop the Healthcare Horoscopes

Paging Dr Oz: Drop the Healthcare Horoscopes

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Since his rise to fame on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr Mehmet Oz has spent his TV career hawking all kinds of questionable medical science.

AMA Guide Highlights Importance of Caring for Caregivers

AMA Guide Highlights Importance of Caring for Caregivers

Physicians have a role to play in caring for caregivers to help prevent burnout.

FDA: Draft Guidance for the Inclusion of Pregnant Women in Clinical Trials

FDA: Draft Guidance for the Inclusion of Pregnant Women in Clinical Trials

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The US FDA has issued draft guidance for industry regarding the science and ethics of including pregnant women in drug development clinical trials.

Greater Credibility Needed in Investigations of Scientific Misconduct Reports

Greater Credibility Needed in Investigations of Scientific Misconduct Reports

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There are substantial limitations to depending only on institutional investigations of scientific misconduct.

Addressing Compassion Fatigue as a Cost of Caring: Interview With Anita Everett, MD: Part 3

Addressing Compassion Fatigue as a Cost of Caring: Interview With Anita Everett, MD: Part 3

Anita Everett, MD, recent past-president of the American Psychiatric Association, discusses physician burnout and compassion fatigue.

Interventions to Prevent Physician Burnout: Interview With Anita Everett, MD: Part 2

Interventions to Prevent Physician Burnout: Interview With Anita Everett, MD: Part 2

Anita Everett, MD, recent past-president of the American Psychiatric Association, discusses physician burnout and compassion fatigue.

Combating Compassion Fatigue and Burnout: Interview With Anita Everett, MD: Part 1

Combating Compassion Fatigue and Burnout: Interview With Anita Everett, MD: Part 1

Anita Everett, MD, recent past-president of the American Psychiatric Association, discusses physician burnout and compassion fatigue.

Get Your Sweat On: Top Fitness Trends of 2018

Get Your Sweat On: Top Fitness Trends of 2018

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The American College of Sports Medicine's (ACSM) annual survey reveals people are going back to basics to get fit in 2018.

Health System Expansions Place Patients at Risk for Safety Concerns

Health System Expansions Place Patients at Risk for Safety Concerns

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System expansions in the current healthcare environment are making clear impacts on clinical care and patient safety.

Considerable Global Variation in Access and Quality of Personal Health Care

Considerable Global Variation in Access and Quality of Personal Health Care

There is considerable global variation in personal health care access and quality.

CPAP Use May Improve Sexual QOL in Those With Sleep Apnea

CPAP Use May Improve Sexual QOL in Those With Sleep Apnea

Successful CPAP use for obstructive sleep apnea may be associated with improved sexual quality of life.

ACP Outlines Steps to Improve Women's Healthcare Equity

ACP Outlines Steps to Improve Women's Healthcare Equity

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The American College of Physicians has released 7 position statements supporting equality in healthcare for women.

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