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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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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.

CMS Physician Payment and Policy Changes Proposed for 2019

CMS Physician Payment and Policy Changes Proposed for 2019

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.

Trump Administration Proposes Reorganization of FDA, USDA

Trump Administration Proposes Reorganization of FDA, USDA

The White House says this shift will address the "fragmented federal oversight" of food safety and public health.

EHR With Voice Recognition Features May Reduce Clinician Fatigue

EHR With Voice Recognition Features May Reduce Clinician Fatigue

Yale Medicine is effectively targeting electronic health record use and functionality as a way to improve physician job satisfaction and reduce burnout.

Patient Complaints Mainly About Rudeness, Rushing, Reproach

Patient Complaints Mainly About Rudeness, Rushing, Reproach

Understanding patients' complaints about practice can be instructive for physicians.

Mining Patient Emergency Contact Data for Medical Research Raises Ethical Questions

Mining Patient Emergency Contact Data for Medical Research Raises Ethical Questions

Being someone's emergency contact may mean even more as researchers use this information to study the heritability of various conditions.

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