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The FDA has the ability within its governing laws to reveal to the public the reasons for its decisions to reject or approve drugs.
A comprehensive assessment of health care organization composition and structure is necessary before determining infection preventionist staffing needs.
Despite good intentions, HIPAA is shrouded in myth and misapplication that does more harm than good for both patients and physicians.
Pivotal trials supporting U.S. Food and Drug Administration approvals granted Breakthrough Therapy designation often lack randomization, double-blinding, and control groups.
CMS issued a proposal to update payment policies, quality provisions, and payment rates for services under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule on or after January 1, 2019.
The White House says this shift will address the "fragmented federal oversight" of food safety and public health.
Yale Medicine is effectively targeting electronic health record use and functionality as a way to improve physician job satisfaction and reduce burnout.
Understanding patients' complaints about practice can be instructive for physicians.
Being someone's emergency contact may mean even more as researchers use this information to study the heritability of various conditions.
Research findings suggest the need for greater adherence to a standardized set of policies aimed at improving transparency among clinical trial funders.
Results - including the date you were checked and a list of what you were checked for - can be shared by users through text, e-mail or on dating profiles.
The new rule allows pharmacists to prescribe medications for cold sores, seasonal influenza, strep throat, and urinary tract infections, as well as statins for patients with diabetes.
At the annual meeting of the American Medical Association, physicians adopted policy declaring drug shortages an urgent public health crisis.
Volunteers for clinical research are "renting" out their bodies to help discover how the human body reacts to a device, drug, or therapeutic strategy.
Over the past two decades, close to 100 U.S. FDA-approved drugs and biologics were made available before FDA approval through expanded access programs.
CVS Pharmacy is now offering home delivery nationwide for prescription drugs, for a service charge of $4.99.
Human Challenge Studies in Infectious Disease: Despite Need for Rigorous Oversight, Studies Are Vital
Barriers to challenge studies include ethical guidelines indicating that the generation of scientific knowledge should never supersede the rights and interests of research subjects.
To investigate whether physician attire can affect a patient's experience, researchers performed a cross-sectional study on 10 academic hospitals spanning the 4 main geographical regions of the US.
Online physician reviews tend to be skewed positively.
Study investigators asked physicians whether they perceived specific clinical examples as an ethical dilemma.
About half of older adults report having set up a patient portal.
The American College of Physicians has released 7 position statements supporting equality in healthcare for women.
Most premature infants receive empirical antibiotic therapy.
Best practices have been developed for using electronic health records to enhance patient-centered care.
A nonprofit manufacturer could help keep generic drug prices down and maintain their supply.
All of these studies, however, had methodological shortcomings (ie, inadequate adjustment for time-invariant; time-varying confounding factors; no adjustment for competing laws/policies that may have affected overdoses).
The ACP is focusing its efforts on improving health outcomes through the assessment of patients' social determinants of health.
While overall gender diversity has improved in the healthcare profession, female physicians are still paid significantly less than their male counterparts.
This change results in the elimination of 25 total measures across the 5 programs with well over 2 million burden hours reduced for hospital providers effected by the Inpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule, saving them $75 million.
Additional treatment strategies for common primary care infections used by integrative medicine general practitioners should be explored to see if they could be used to assist in the fight against antimicrobial resistance.
Americans under age 65 years who were insured through their employer spent more than ever before on health care in 2016.
A 24-hour primary care clinic with multiple doctors offering round-the-clock care would actualize better and more sustainable care.
Many physicians continue working and caring for patients while they are sick.
Eleven medical societies are calling on Congress to preserve patient access to Part B therapies.
Burnout in surgical residents is linked to depression and suicidal ideation.
Hospital inpatients admitted during weekends may have a higher mortality rate compared with inpatients admitted during the weekdays.
A series of mystery patient drills was used to assess the emergency department response to patients with communicable disease of public health concern in New York City.
Certain strategies can help to prevent medical practice billing errors.
About 40% of patients reported a breakdown in their care, including information exchange, delays in admission, team communication, and discharge.
Social networking use for early career teachers is associated with increased burnout levels.
Patients recording medical encounters is becoming a trend.
Medicaid enrollees are satisfied with their health care according to a recent research letter.
The utilization of health services have not been changed, however, expenditures have increased.
The number of American adults without health insurance has increased by about 2 million so far this year.
The AMA is urging physicians to take advantage of the Internet and update their online information.
Physicians who receive information about patient harms are more likely to support financial penalties targeting inappropriate antibiotic prescribing.
High-deductible health plans are becoming more common among US adult with employer-sponsored health insurance coverage.
A new bill introduced to the House of Representatives would repeal the law banning the construction of physician-owned hospitals.
Patients have a higher 30-day mortality when treated by older physicians compared to patients treated by younger physicians.
Data cited unpleasant side effects as the only statistically significant factor that influenced medication nonadherence in patients with chronic diseases.
Major teaching hospital status was associated with lower mortality rates for common conditions compared with non-teaching hospitals among hospitalizations for US Medicare beneficiaries.
The American health Care Act will lead 23 million Americans to lose their health insurance coverage.
Half of United States doctors received payments from pharmaceutical and medical device industries in 2015.
Online health information can change a parent's views on advice given from a pediatrician.
A decline of uninsurance rates occurred with the increase of insurance advertisements during the first Affordable Care Act enrollment period.
No significant increases in spending from state funds as a result of the expansion, nor any significant reductions in spending on education or other programs.
Behaviors, such as expression of empathy, explanation of clinical reasoning, and qualities of professionalism, were commonly seen in esteemed teaching attending physicians.
Physicians devoted 3.08 hours a day to face-to-face office visits (average 15 minutes each) and 3.17 hours to desktop medicine, according to study.
Use of the health literacy tool kit created by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality promotes patient-clinician communication and shared decision making.
Physician responses to negative health care reviews could potentially result in a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act violation.
Physicians practicing in low-cost hospital service areas (HSAs) were more likely to have trained in low-cost HSAs, and those practicing in high-cost HSAs were more likely to have trained in high-cost HSAs.
The American College of Physicians published a position paper with recommendations to reduce administrative burden on clinicians.
Mean compensation amounts and the percentage of paid claims exceeding $1 million increased, with wide differences in rates and characteristics across specialties.
The new rule proposes a variety of policy and operational changes to stabilize the healthcare insurance marketplace.
Two U.S. studies find that undocumented immigrants are unable to get adequate dialysis and end-of-life care.
PCPs strongly endorse key elements of the ACA and only 15% want the law completely repealed.
Follow-on drugs can take up to 15 years to research, develop, and obtain approval due to regulatory barriers.
ACA increased coverage and access for persons with chronic disease, however, substantial gaps remain for minorities.
Sepsis guidelines improve assessment, recognition, and management of patients with sepsis at emergency departments.
The American College of Physicians penned a letter asking Congress to reconsider repealing the Affordable Care Act.
Greater burnout is associated with worse quality health care and decreased patient safety.
Substantial increases from 1996 through 2013 seen in US spending on personal health care and public health.
Older adults in the emergency department are willing to provide information using a tablet computer, but many still need assistance.
Patients who viewed price estimates chose health care facilities with lower relative price estimates.
United States trails other wealthy nations in life expectancy.
Reviewers more likely to recommend acceptance when prestigious names and institutions were visible.
Proposals to cap drug-cost sharing could lead to higher drug prices and higher premiums.
Readmission for heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia reduced in the first 3 years of Medicare's HRRP.
Practicing empathetic listening with patients, leads to greater professional satisfaction and joy.
Short video on MedWatch Minute, the FDA's reporting and digital delivery network.
No change in share of firms offering health benefits.
Peer-reviewed health policy literature was used to assess the cause of rising prescription drug prices.
Although improvement has been notable, millions still struggle with rising prescription costs.
Planting a seed early on about what you enjoy and what you don't will get them thinking about a career in infectious diseases.
Findings in general medicine patients discharged from academic medical centers.
Incentive payments to primary care physicians for providing comprehensive care to medically complex patients did not improve quality of care.
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Percentage of hospitals offering language services increases with level of need
In nonfederal hospitals, growth in spending mainly due to increased prices for existing drugs.
Significant differences seen even after accounting for age, experience, specialty, faculty rank.
Experts say increases will mostly affect people who get modest subsidies or no financial assistance.
Genetic sequencing of inflamed brain tissue helped scientists determine cause of damage in many cases.
Reaching the remaining uninsured may be difficult due to lack of Medicaid expansion on the state level.
Only 40% had favorable view of these studies, but number rose when they received more information.
In Asian community health center patients understand their treatment and are actively engaged.
Full-time physicians reporting worsening burnout or decreasing job satisfaction more likely to cut hours.
More than half of the blood tests analyzed from LabCorp, Quest Diagnostics, and Theranos showed significant differences.
The characteristics of profitable hospitals include for-profit status, higher mark-up, system affiliation, and regional power.
Leadership ratings strongly linked to employee burnout and satisfaction.
Main reason for price difference is national system that negotiates with medical providers.
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