Practice Management

FDA Issues Guidance on Medical Product Marketing Language

FDA Issues Guidance on Medical Product Marketing Language

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The FDA has released draft guidance documents for appropriate marketing communication on medical products and devices.

The Role of Industry Funding on Patient Advocacy Groups

The Role of Industry Funding on Patient Advocacy Groups

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An expert Q&A with Susannah L. Rose, PhD, on the prevalence of industry funding of advocacy groups and what clinicians should consider when interpreting research outcomes.

Undocumented Immigrants Unable to Get Adequate End-of-Life Care

Undocumented Immigrants Unable to Get Adequate End-of-Life Care

Two U.S. studies find that undocumented immigrants are unable to get adequate dialysis and end-of-life care.

Majority of PCPs Oppose Complete Repeal of Obamacare

Majority of PCPs Oppose Complete Repeal of Obamacare

PCPs strongly endorse key elements of the ACA and only 15% want the law completely repealed.

Higher Drug Prices Driven By FDA Regulation

Higher Drug Prices Driven By FDA Regulation

Follow-on drugs can take up to 15 years to research, develop, and obtain approval due to regulatory barriers.

ACA Increased Coverage, Access for Patients With Chronic Disease

ACA Increased Coverage, Access for Patients With Chronic Disease

ACA increased coverage and access for persons with chronic disease, however, substantial gaps remain for minorities.

Sepsis and Septic Shock: Updated Management Guidelines

Sepsis and Septic Shock: Updated Management Guidelines

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Researchers have updated the 2012 sepsis and septic shock management guidelines based on the results of recent clinical trials.

Implementing Sepsis Guidelines Improves ED Outcomes

Implementing Sepsis Guidelines Improves ED Outcomes

Sepsis guidelines improve assessment, recognition, and management of patients with sepsis at emergency departments.

How Does Student Well-Being Affect Medical Education?

How Does Student Well-Being Affect Medical Education?

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Medical students learn better when they are in a good state of mind, researchers found.

US Election: ACP Asks Congress to Spare the Affordable Care Act

US Election: ACP Asks Congress to Spare the Affordable Care Act

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The American College of Physicians penned a letter asking Congress to reconsider repealing the Affordable Care Act.

Cleveland Clinic Shares Top 2017 Medical Innovations

Cleveland Clinic Shares Top 2017 Medical Innovations

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More than 100 clinicians and researchers identified the top 10 most anticipated medical innovations of 2017.

US Election: What's in Store for the Affordable Care Act?

US Election: What's in Store for the Affordable Care Act?

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Speculation surrounds the new administration's plan for the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Maximizing Revenues and Preparing for Payor Changes

Maximizing Revenues and Preparing for Payor Changes

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Valora S. Gurganious, MBA, a senior management consultant at a medical consulting firm, offers guidance on how you can maximize revenue and stay ahead of payors' latest attempts to cut reimbursement.

Quality and Safety Negatively Associated With Provider Burnout

Quality and Safety Negatively Associated With Provider Burnout

Greater burnout is associated with worse quality health care and decreased patient safety.

US Spending on Personal and Public Healthcare Continues to Soar

US Spending on Personal and Public Healthcare Continues to Soar

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Substantial increases from 1996 through 2013 seen in US spending on personal health care and public health.

Steps for Improving Medical Education Considered

Steps for Improving Medical Education Considered

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Researchers and physicians explore what's working and not working in medical education.

The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Care

The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Care

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Although there are delays in implementation, artificial intelligence has many potential applications in medicine.

Benefits and Barriers Associated With Patient EHR Access

Benefits and Barriers Associated With Patient EHR Access

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The increase in direct patient access to online health records confers multiple benefits, though disparities in access should be addressed.

Opting Out of Medicare: A Physician's Viewpoint

Opting Out of Medicare: A Physician's Viewpoint

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Katherine A. Roberts, MD, discusses her experience with opting out of Medicare and offers advice to physicians considering doing the same.

Lean Six Sigma Helps to Reduce Health Care-Associated Infections

Lean Six Sigma Helps to Reduce Health Care-Associated Infections

Among patients undergoing surgical procedures, using the Lean Six Sigma methodology can reduce the risk of health care-associated infections.

Increased Antimicrobial Restriction Compliance with Computerized Physician Order Entry System

Increased Antimicrobial Restriction Compliance with Computerized Physician Order Entry System

Surveillance, compliance, and documentation of prescriptions of restricted antimicrobials increased with use of the system.

Older Adults Willing to Use Tablet Computers in the ER

Older Adults Willing to Use Tablet Computers in the ER

Older adults in the emergency department are willing to provide information using a tablet computer, but many still need assistance.

Limited Health Literacy Linked to Poor Outcomes

Limited Health Literacy Linked to Poor Outcomes

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Researchers in North Texas surveyed people with HIV to determine their levels of health literacy.

Searching for Price Information Influences Choice of Health Care Facility

Searching for Price Information Influences Choice of Health Care Facility

Patients who viewed price estimates chose health care facilities with lower relative price estimates.

Virtual Technology Extends Shrinking ID Workforce to Remote Hospitals

Virtual Technology Extends Shrinking ID Workforce to Remote Hospitals

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Using virtual technology increases ID care in outlying community hospitals.

Change in Electronic Order Set Linked to Decrease in Urine Cultures Ordered

Change in Electronic Order Set Linked to Decrease in Urine Cultures Ordered

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Urinalysis rates decreased after a change in electronic order sets was made.

Antimicrobial Shortages Continue, Linked to Poor Patient Outcomes

Antimicrobial Shortages Continue, Linked to Poor Patient Outcomes

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A survey of members of the Emerging Infections Network revealed 73% of ID physicians reported being affected by shortages in antimicrobial agents.

Unvaccinated Adults Create Considerable Economic Burden With Preventable Diseases

Unvaccinated Adults Create Considerable Economic Burden With Preventable Diseases

The economic burden is estimated to be nearly $9 billion.

Global Burden of Disease Reports on Life Expectancy Rates

Global Burden of Disease Reports on Life Expectancy Rates

United States trails other wealthy nations in life expectancy.

Even With Errors, Reviewers More Likely to Accept Single-Blind Manuscripts

Even With Errors, Reviewers More Likely to Accept Single-Blind Manuscripts

Reviewers more likely to recommend acceptance when prestigious names and institutions were visible.

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