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Medical Curbside Consultations: What Are the Legal Risks?

Medical Curbside Consultations: What Are the Legal Risks?

Elisabeth Aron, MD, MPH, takes a look at the legal risks of providing medical curbside consultations.

The relative risk for healthcare-associated infections has decreased in the last 15 years due to improvements in awareness of risk associated with devices, infection control, and evidence-based practice regarding use of devices.

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Substantial Proportion of US Physicians Receive Payments From Industry

Substantial Proportion of US Physicians Receive Payments From Industry

Half of United States doctors received payments from pharmaceutical and medical device industries in 2015.

Online Health Information Lowers Parental Trust in Doctors' Diagnosis

Online Health Information Lowers Parental Trust in Doctors' Diagnosis

Online health information can change a parent's views on advice given from a pediatrician.

TV Ads During ACA Enrollment Period Increased Insurance Coverage

TV Ads During ACA Enrollment Period Increased Insurance Coverage

A decline of uninsurance rates occurred with the increase of insurance advertisements during the first Affordable Care Act enrollment period.

No Significant Increases in State Spending Due to ACA Medicaid Expansion

No Significant Increases in State Spending Due to ACA Medicaid Expansion

No significant increases in spending from state funds as a result of the expansion, nor any significant reductions in spending on education or other programs.

What Behaviors of ICU Attending Physicians Do Residents Value?

What Behaviors of ICU Attending Physicians Do Residents Value?

Behaviors, such as expression of empathy, explanation of clinical reasoning, and qualities of professionalism, were commonly seen in esteemed teaching attending physicians.

Physicians Spend Equal Hours on Computer Work as Meeting With Patients

Physicians Spend Equal Hours on Computer Work as Meeting With Patients

Physicians devoted 3.08 hours a day to face-to-face office visits (average 15 minutes each) and 3.17 hours to desktop medicine, according to study.

Health Literacy Tools Help Promote Shared Decision Making

Health Literacy Tools Help Promote Shared Decision Making

Use of the health literacy tool kit created by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality promotes patient-clinician communication and shared decision making.

Responding to Online Reviews Can Result in HIPAA Violation

Responding to Online Reviews Can Result in HIPAA Violation

Physician responses to negative health care reviews could potentially result in a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act violation.

Cost-related Behaviors are Imprinted on Physicians in Training

Cost-related Behaviors are Imprinted on Physicians in Training

Physicians practicing in low-cost hospital service areas (HSAs) were more likely to have trained in low-cost HSAs, and those practicing in high-cost HSAs were more likely to have trained in high-cost HSAs.

ACP: Reduce Administrative Burden for Better Patient Care

ACP: Reduce Administrative Burden for Better Patient Care

The American College of Physicians published a position paper with recommendations to reduce administrative burden on clinicians.

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