This commentary examines physician options for documenting immigration status considering ethical, legal, and historical circumstances when caring for stigmatized populations during changing political landscapes.
A panel of experts addressed several challenges associated with the implementation of the 2016 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.
Just one-third of users of biologically based complementary medicine disclose their use to traditional health care providers.
The complexities of today’s high-tech methods of communication, data sharing, and data storage lay practices open to unforeseen and constantly changing threats, requiring vigilance and training of medical staff.
The FDA has announced a new plan to significantly modernize the regulation and oversight of dietary supplements.
23 measles cases confirmed and two more suspected cases under investigation.
In-hospital stethoscope cleaning practices may only be partially effective at eliminating bacterial DNA.
The consequence of the shutdown means the budget appropriated by Congress for the Agency is on hold, resulting in ~7000 of it’s 17,000 employees being furloughed.
By 2030, robots will likely replace 800 million workers. Will physicians make the cut?
Older patients with poor health, health behaviors, social support, and self-efficacy are more likely to have an unexpected readmission to the hospital.
Dreamers have expressed lower self-esteem and higher rates of chronic disease after the repeal of DACA.
Excessive numbers of negative clinical trials — many of which may be false-negative trials — are a major impediment to the advancement of critical care medicine.
Data show that there is a significant difference in how black patients are treated compared with patients of other races.
Standard pen needles have an outer cover and removable inner needle cover, while safety pen needles have an outer cover and a fixed inner needle shield that is not removed before an injection.
Dr C was determined to fight this case, and his defense attorney was supportive after looking at the detailed notes and documented calls to the patient which were never returned.
Mandatory genetic testing may also constitute an undue threat to employee autonomy and privacy.
Use of medical scribes is associated with decreased physician documentation burden, improved work efficiency, and improved patient interactions,
The American Heart Association has updated their disaster resources page with the latest tips to keep in mind when counseling patients ahead of a natural disaster.
Considerable savings estimated with use of generic substitutes for brand-name combo medications.
Retrospective review of clinician documentation in the EHR can help identify diagnostic uncertainty with moderate reliability.