Up to 47.5 percent of patients withhold potentially life-threatening issues from their physicians, including depression, suicidal feelings, domestic violence, and sexual assault.
In light of Immunization Awareness Month, the American College of Physicians has issued a press statement to remind adults of the importance of staying up to date on all recommended vaccinations.
In conjunction with its release of the adult guidelines earlier this year, the ACIP earlier this year has issued an annual update on pediatric immunization schedules.
Individuals representing some of the nation’s preeminent medical organizations have called for “reasonable, evidence-based solutions” to reduce injury and death related to firearms.
Developing and implementing evidence-based mitigation strategies specifically targeting preventable patient harm could lead to major service quality improvements in medical care which could also be more cost effective.
Although not definitive, results suggest that biases linking surgery with men and family medicine with women may be widespread across the United States among surgeons.
Direct costs come from extended length of stay and increased hospitalization costs
In cases in which an error is made in the care of an unrepresented patient, the absence of a surrogate does not preclude the clinician’s ethical responsibilities to document, disclose, and, insofar as possible, rectify the mistake.
According to the findings of a recent review, the Food and Drug Administration rarely disagrees with recommendations made by its advisory committees.
A guide to help clinicians understand the medical issues relevant to transgender persons.
Despite the challenge of decision making for unrepresented patients, few laws or professional organization policy statements offer a solution.
Article offers 5 concrete protocols for supporting trainees when they encounter patient discrimination.
Investigators recommend a case-by-case approach to handle situations when patients request religious concordance or to be transferred to a physician with similar religious beliefs.
The growth of drug spending in the United States associated with government-protected market exclusivity is likely to continue.
Investigators assessed burnout-associated costs associated with physician turnover and physicians decreasing their clinical hours at national and organizational levels.
The ACP has issued a position paper that examines the professional duties and principles that should guide the response of colleagues and the profession to physician impairment.
Currently, there is no formal curriculum in medical ethics as it applies to mechanical circulatory support.
High costs are associated with physician turnover and reduced clinical hours attributed to burnout.
The Infectious Disease Society of America issued an updated statement supporting the appropriate use of telemedicine and telehealth technologies in clinical care, research, and education.
Risks related to DTC testing include lack of understanding of the test by the consumer, incorrect test results, and erroneous interpretation of the results.