The framework for risk-benefit evaluations used in research can shed light on ways of balancing potential social benefits and individual risks that are missing from existing ethical frameworks for public health.
Although rates of burnout and satisfaction with work-life integration improved among US physicians between 2014 and 2017, they still face an increased risk for burnout compared with workers in other fields.
Even with recent efforts to increase diversity among physicians, there is a deficiency in black, Hispanic, and American Indian or Alaskan Native representation in medical school matriculants, according to a recent article published in JAMA Network Open.
Barriers to primary care coverage and access still exist for a significant number of people despite coverage expansions following enactment of the Affordable Care Act, according to a study published in Health Equity.
The relatively recent submissions by state policymakers requesting to close their Medicaid formularies highlighted ethical concerns regarding access and treatment of patients who are poor or vulnerable.
Researchers used information they gleaned from a systematic review of articles focused on discharge instructions in the ED to assess differences in comprehension or recall of verbal, verbal plus written, and verbal plus video discharge instructions.
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