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Addressing Challenges of Medical Liability Reform

Addressing Challenges of Medical Liability Reform

Medical liability remains a troubling issue today, placing a burden on patients and a financial burden of medical practitioners and insurance providers.

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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Medicaid Enrollees Largely Satisfied With Their Health Care

Medicaid Enrollees Largely Satisfied With Their Health Care

Medicaid enrollees are satisfied with their health care according to a recent research letter.

Health Service Expenditures Increase but Utilization Remains Unchanged

Health Service Expenditures Increase but Utilization Remains Unchanged

The utilization of health services have not been changed, however, expenditures have increased.

US Health Uninsurance Rises by 2 Million

US Health Uninsurance Rises by 2 Million

The number of American adults without health insurance has increased by about 2 million so far this year.

AMA Urges Physicians to Update Online Information

AMA Urges Physicians to Update Online Information

The AMA is urging physicians to take advantage of the Internet and update their online information.

Emphasis on Patient Harm Increases Physician Support of Financial Penalties

Emphasis on Patient Harm Increases Physician Support of Financial Penalties

Physicians who receive information about patient harms are more likely to support financial penalties targeting inappropriate antibiotic prescribing.

High-Deductible Health Plans Rising Among Employer-Sponsored Coverage

High-Deductible Health Plans Rising Among Employer-Sponsored Coverage

High-deductible health plans are becoming more common among US adult with employer-sponsored health insurance coverage.

Proposed Bill Repeals Ban on Construction of Physician-Owned Hospitals

Proposed Bill Repeals Ban on Construction of Physician-Owned Hospitals

A new bill introduced to the House of Representatives would repeal the law banning the construction of physician-owned hospitals.

Does Physician Age Contribute to Patient Outcomes?

Does Physician Age Contribute to Patient Outcomes?

Patients have a higher 30-day mortality when treated by older physicians compared to patients treated by younger physicians.

Medication Nonadherence May be Due to Side Effects in Chronic Disease

Medication Nonadherence May be Due to Side Effects in Chronic Disease

Data cited unpleasant side effects as the only statistically significant factor that influenced medication nonadherence in patients with chronic diseases.

Teaching vs Non-Teaching Hospitals: Mortality Rates Compared

Teaching vs Non-Teaching Hospitals: Mortality Rates Compared

Major teaching hospital status was associated with lower mortality rates for common conditions compared with non-teaching hospitals among hospitalizations for US Medicare beneficiaries.

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