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Does Political Affiliation Influence Patient Care? An Interview With Anupam B. Jena, MD

Does Political Affiliation Influence Patient Care? An Interview With Anupam B. Jena, MD

To shed further light on the study's implications, MPR interviewed lead author Anupam B. Jena, MD, PhD, Ruth L. Newhouse Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

The relative risk for healthcare-associated infections has decreased in the last 15 years due to improvements in awareness of risk associated with devices, infection control, and evidence-based practice regarding use of devices.

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FDA Expanded Access Programs Improve Drug Availability

FDA Expanded Access Programs Improve Drug Availability

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 Launches Prescription Delivery Service Nationwide

CVS Pharmacy Launches Prescription Delivery Service Nationwide

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

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.

Patients' Preferences for Physician Attire Linked to Perception of Care

Patients' Preferences for Physician Attire Linked to Perception of Care

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 Consumer Ratings of Physicians Tend to Be Skewed

Online Consumer Ratings of Physicians Tend to Be Skewed

Online physician reviews tend to be skewed positively.

Ethical Dilemmas Vary Based on Physician Professional Values, Social Regulations

Ethical Dilemmas Vary Based on Physician Professional Values, Social Regulations

Study investigators asked physicians whether they perceived specific clinical examples as an ethical dilemma.

Older Adults Often Reluctant to Set Up Secure Patient Portal

Older Adults Often Reluctant to Set Up Secure Patient Portal

About half of older adults report having set up a patient portal.

ACP Outlines Steps to Improve Women's Healthcare Equity

ACP Outlines Steps to Improve Women's Healthcare Equity

The American College of Physicians has released 7 position statements supporting equality in healthcare for women.

Most Premature Infants Receive Early Antibiotics

Most Premature Infants Receive Early Antibiotics

Most premature infants receive empirical antibiotic therapy.

Best Practices Developed for Use of EHR to Enhance Patient Care

Best Practices Developed for Use of EHR to Enhance Patient Care

Best practices have been developed for using electronic health records to enhance patient-centered care.

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