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Is a Physician Liable When a Patient Fails to Follow Discharge Instructions?

Is a Physician Liable When a Patient Fails to Follow Discharge Instructions?

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.

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 Issues Safety Communication Regarding Pen Needle Use

FDA Issues Safety Communication Regarding Pen Needle Use

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.

Scribes Improve Physician Workflow, Patient Interaction

Scribes Improve Physician Workflow, Patient Interaction

Use of medical scribes is associated with decreased physician documentation burden, improved work efficiency, and improved patient interactions,

Disaster Preparedness 101: Physician Resources for Patients

Disaster Preparedness 101: Physician Resources for Patients

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.

Generic Substitutes, Therapeutic Interchange Can Save Money

Generic Substitutes, Therapeutic Interchange Can Save Money

Considerable savings estimated with use of generic substitutes for brand-name combo medications.

Electronic Health Record Review Can Measure Diagnostic Uncertainty

Electronic Health Record Review Can Measure Diagnostic Uncertainty

Retrospective review of clinician documentation in the EHR can help identify diagnostic uncertainty with moderate reliability.

Infection Prevention Differs Between Small, Large Hospitals

Infection Prevention Differs Between Small, Large Hospitals

Small and large hospitals differ in infection preventionist (IP) staffing and infection prevention and control resources.

FDA Transparency on Drug Applications

FDA Transparency on Drug Applications

The FDA has the ability within its governing laws to reveal to the public the reasons for its decisions to reject or approve drugs.

Infection Prevention Staffing Needs May Be Underestimated

Infection Prevention Staffing Needs May Be Underestimated

A comprehensive assessment of health care organization composition and structure is necessary before determining infection preventionist staffing needs.

The Harmful Application of HIPAA: How to Protect Privacy and Patient Care

The Harmful Application of HIPAA: How to Protect Privacy and Patient Care

Despite good intentions, HIPAA is shrouded in myth and misapplication that does more harm than good for both patients and physicians.

Trials Supporting FDA Approval of Breakthrough Drugs Examined

Trials Supporting FDA Approval of Breakthrough Drugs Examined

Pivotal trials supporting U.S. Food and Drug Administration approvals granted Breakthrough Therapy designation often lack randomization, double-blinding, and control groups.

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