Practice Management

Nonprofit Manufacturer Could Keep Generic Drug Costs Down

Nonprofit Manufacturer Could Keep Generic Drug Costs Down

A nonprofit manufacturer could help keep generic drug prices down and maintain their supply.

White House Unveils Plan to Lower Cost of Prescription Drugs

White House Unveils Plan to Lower Cost of Prescription Drugs

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FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb MD, said, "The FDA shares the goal of ensuring that American patients have access to quality and affordable care that meets their needs."

Study IDs Unintended Consequence of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

Study IDs Unintended Consequence of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

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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).

What a Building Contractor Taught Me About Informed Consent

What a Building Contractor Taught Me About Informed Consent

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Identifying a patient's preferences and goals leads to a care plan that can reflect those goals, and this may improve patient satisfaction.

ACP: Shifting Focus to Social Determinants of Health Can Improve Patient Care

ACP: Shifting Focus to Social Determinants of Health Can Improve Patient Care

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The ACP is focusing its efforts on improving health outcomes through the assessment of patients' social determinants of health.

ACP: Position Paper Recommends Solutions to Close Gender Equity Gap

ACP: Position Paper Recommends Solutions to Close Gender Equity Gap

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While overall gender diversity has improved in the healthcare profession, female physicians are still paid significantly less than their male counterparts.

April 28 Is Drug Take Back Day

April 28 Is Drug Take Back Day

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April 28, 2018 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Medicare Requiring Hospitals to Post Prices Online

Medicare Requiring Hospitals to Post Prices Online

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.

Lower Antibiotic Prescribing Rates Linked to Integrative Medicine Training

Lower Antibiotic Prescribing Rates Linked to Integrative Medicine Training

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.

Trends in Health Care Spending and Use Among Americans

Trends in Health Care Spending and Use Among Americans

Americans under age 65 years who were insured through their employer spent more than ever before on health care in 2016.

Patient Care Would Improve With 24-Hour Primary Care Clinics

Patient Care Would Improve With 24-Hour Primary Care Clinics

A 24-hour primary care clinic with multiple doctors offering round-the-clock care would actualize better and more sustainable care.

Many Physicians Continue to Work When Sick

Many Physicians Continue to Work When Sick

Many physicians continue working and caring for patients while they are sick.

Machine Learning Algorithms in Medicine: What Are the Pitfalls?

Machine Learning Algorithms in Medicine: What Are the Pitfalls?

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Experts discusses the potential pitfalls of machine learning algorithms in medicine.

Conscious vs Unconscious Decision-Making in Medicine

Conscious vs Unconscious Decision-Making in Medicine

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Evaluating conscious vs unconscious decision making in medicine.

Effects of Computerized Decision Support Systems in Medicine

Effects of Computerized Decision Support Systems in Medicine

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Evaluating the effects of computerized decision support systems in medicine.

Bias in Clinical Research: The Streetlight Effect

Bias in Clinical Research: The Streetlight Effect

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Evidence of the streetlight effect can be found across several fields, from physics and astronomy, to economics, in which cases investigators draw suspect conclusions from analysis of irrelevant data. Medicine, unsurprisingly, has not been immune, particularly in cancer research.

Healthcare Inequality in America: What Are the Contributing Factors?

Healthcare Inequality in America: What Are the Contributing Factors?

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Differences in life expectancy have widened between wealthy and low-income Americans: the poorest 1% of citizens have a life expectancy 10.1 years and 14.6 years shorter for women and men, respectively, compared with the richest 1%.

Medical Societies Urge Congress to Halt Changes to Critical Part B Therapies

Medical Societies Urge Congress to Halt Changes to Critical Part B Therapies

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Eleven medical societies are calling on Congress to preserve patient access to Part B therapies.

Improving Campaigns Regarding the Value of Adult Vaccines

Improving Campaigns Regarding the Value of Adult Vaccines

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Educational campaigns regarding the value of vaccines should go beyond facts and statistics to integrating social psychological considerations with health communication principles.

New Regulations and Code of Ethics for Research in the 21st Century

New Regulations and Code of Ethics for Research in the 21st Century

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The 2017 revisions to the Common Rule deal largely with improving the transparency and clarity of intended uses under the current standard of informed consent, while introducing a new concept of "broad consent."

Significant Risk of Burnout in US Surgical Residents

Significant Risk of Burnout in US Surgical Residents

Burnout in surgical residents is linked to depression and suicidal ideation.

Mortality Rates Higher Among Weekend Hospital Admission

Mortality Rates Higher Among Weekend Hospital Admission

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Hospital inpatients admitted during weekends may have a higher mortality rate compared with inpatients admitted during the weekdays.

ED Drills Assess Hospital Response to Communicable Disease

ED Drills Assess Hospital Response to Communicable Disease

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.

Tips for Preventing Medical Practice  Billing Errors

Tips for Preventing Medical Practice Billing Errors

Certain strategies can help to prevent medical practice billing errors.

Ransomware Attacks in Medicine: Are Hospitals Adequately Protected?

Ransomware Attacks in Medicine: Are Hospitals Adequately Protected?

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How can hospitals protect themselves against recent ransomware attacks?

Accountable Care Organizations: Evaluating Cost Saving Success

Accountable Care Organizations: Evaluating Cost Saving Success

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An analysis on the cost saving success of accountable care organizations.

Stethoscope Hygiene Low Despite Guidelines

Stethoscope Hygiene Low Despite Guidelines

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Educating clinicians about the importance of stethoscope hygiene does not appear to increase the practice.

Forty Percent of Patients Report a Disconnect in Medical Care

Forty Percent of Patients Report a Disconnect in Medical Care

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About 40% of patients reported a breakdown in their care, including information exchange, delays in admission, team communication, and discharge.

Antibiotic Course Completion and Resistance: Is There a Link?

Antibiotic Course Completion and Resistance: Is There a Link?

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Little evidence is available to support the theory that failing to complete a prescribed antibiotic course contributes to antibiotic resistance.

Early Career Teacher Burnout May Be Linked to Social Network Use

Early Career Teacher Burnout May Be Linked to Social Network Use

Social networking use for early career teachers is associated with increased burnout levels.

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