Practice Management

Many Non-Emergency Medicine Trained Physicians in ED Care

Many Non-Emergency Medicine Trained Physicians in ED Care

There was a higher proportion of emergency medicine trained clinicians in urban vs rural counties.

FDA Announces New Drug Shortages Task Force

FDA Announces New Drug Shortages Task Force

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Gottlieb said "The charge to this new task force is to look for holistic solutions to addressing the underlying causes for these [drug] shortages."

EHR Tools Improve Medication Reconciliation in Hypertension

EHR Tools Improve Medication Reconciliation in Hypertension

However, systolic blood pressure did not differ in the electronic health record-plus-education group vs the usual care group.

NIH Warns of Increased Risk for Heat-Related Illness for Seniors

NIH Warns of Increased Risk for Heat-Related Illness for Seniors

Factors that could increase risk include age-related changes to skin as well as heart, lung, and kidney diseases.

PCPs Often Not Meeting Needs of Seniors With Chronic Conditions

PCPs Often Not Meeting Needs of Seniors With Chronic Conditions

Many primary care physicians feel unable to adequately address needs of patients with multiple chronic conditions.

Patient Complaints Related to Rushing, Rudeness, and Reproach

Patient Complaints Related to Rushing, Rudeness, and Reproach

Patient complaints of rudeness vary from being verbally attacked by receptionists to feeling insulted by physicians.

WHO Calls for Renewed Effort to Combat Chronic Disease

WHO Calls for Renewed Effort to Combat Chronic Disease

According to the World Health Organization, nations are not on track to meet the Sustainable Development Goal to reduce premature deaths from noncommunicable diseases, including cardiovascular disease.

Measuring Perceptions of Cardiology Among Internal Medicine Trainees

Measuring Perceptions of Cardiology Among Internal Medicine Trainees

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A recent study examined trends in career preference for and perception of cardiology among internal medicine trainees.

Medicaid-Insured Patients Less Likely to Receive Guideline-Recommended Treatment

Medicaid-Insured Patients Less Likely to Receive Guideline-Recommended Treatment

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Although the Affordable Care Act reduced the percentage of uninsured Americans from 20.3% to 12.6%, differences in quality of care still persist.

Intensive Management Program Benefits High-Risk Patients

Intensive Management Program Benefits High-Risk Patients

For high-risk patients, use of an intensive management program is associated with greater receipt of outpatient care with no increase in total costs.

Human Diagnosis Project Aims to Address Challenges Among Uninsured

Human Diagnosis Project Aims to Address Challenges Among Uninsured

The Human Diagnosis Project, also known as Human Dx, aims to provide more accurate, affordable, and accessible care for all.

Addressing the Gender Wage Gap in Cardiology

Addressing the Gender Wage Gap in Cardiology

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A woman will begin earning an average of $21,900 less in gross income compared with a man during the first year of employment.

Standardized Funder Policies Will Improve Publication Bias in Clinical Trials

Standardized Funder Policies Will Improve Publication Bias in Clinical Trials

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Research findings suggest the need for greater adherence to a standardized set of policies aimed at improving transparency among clinical trial funders.

Evaluating the Efficacy of Peer Support Programs for Healthcare Employees

Evaluating the Efficacy of Peer Support Programs for Healthcare Employees

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Healthcare providers traumatized by an adverse patient event are commonly referred to as "second victims" and may benefit from institutional and peer support to assist in recovery.

Mining Patient Emergency Contact Data for Medical Research Raises Ethical Questions

Mining Patient Emergency Contact Data for Medical Research Raises Ethical Questions

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

Should Physicians Treat Family and Friends? Three Experts Weigh In

Should Physicians Treat Family and Friends? Three Experts Weigh In

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Although all of the guidelines acknowledge that there are emergent situations in which providing care for a family member or friend is not only permissible but also essential, other situations are frowned upon.

Physicians Want Substantial Improvements in EHRs

Physicians Want Substantial Improvements in EHRs

Many physicians see value in electronic health records, but almost half believe they detract from clinical effectiveness.

CAD Testing, Treatment Changes After Malpractice Damage Caps

CAD Testing, Treatment Changes After Malpractice Damage Caps

There was a decrease in invasive testing as first diagnostic test and fewer patients were referred for angiography after stress test.

Direct Supervision by Attending Physicians Does Not Reduce Medical Errors

Direct Supervision by Attending Physicians Does Not Reduce Medical Errors

Direct supervision in which attending physicians join work rounds does not affect medical error rates.

ACP Outlines Steps to Improve Women's Healthcare Equity

ACP Outlines Steps to Improve Women's Healthcare Equity

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

Prescription Medication Use in Children Down From 1999 to 2014

Prescription Medication Use in Children Down From 1999 to 2014

From 1999-2002 to 2011-2014 there was a decrease in the use of any prescription medications in children or adolescents.

International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation Identifies CPR Knowledge Gaps

International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation Identifies CPR Knowledge Gaps

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The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation noted knowledge gaps in the categories of automated external defibrillators, cardiopulmonary resuscitation quality, advanced life support, and pediatric life support.

Best Practices Developed for Use of EHR to Enhance Patient Care

Best Practices Developed for Use of EHR to Enhance Patient Care

Patients regard electronic health records as a positive presence, and they can be used to engage patients by jointly viewing data.

What a Building Contractor Taught Me About Informed Consent

What a Building Contractor Taught Me About Informed Consent

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

In Heart Failure, Initial ICU Care by Cardiologist Differs by Race

In Heart Failure, Initial ICU Care by Cardiologist Differs by Race

Black patients less likely than white patients to receive care in ICU for heart failure by a cardiologist.

Reforms Suggested for Improving Medical Nutrition Education

Reforms Suggested for Improving Medical Nutrition Education

Enhancing physician training will increase engagement in diet counseling for patients with ASCVD.

New Clinic Satisfaction Tool Provides Real-Time Feedback

New Clinic Satisfaction Tool Provides Real-Time Feedback

The clinic satisfaction tool improved communication and satisfaction between physicians and patients.

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.

Under the Microscope: Medicine's #MeToo Moment

Under the Microscope: Medicine's #MeToo Moment

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No single solution to address sexual harassment in medicine exists, but physicians of all genders must come together to make progress.

Why is #MeToo Missing From Medical Schools?

Why is #MeToo Missing From Medical Schools?

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As the #MeToo movement has gained strength, reports of sexual harassment at medical schools have mostly remained stagnant.

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