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Practicing Defensive Medicine to Avoid Litigation

Practicing Defensive Medicine to Avoid Litigation

Defensive medicine is known as a practice of recommending tests or treatments for the purpose of avoiding or mitigating litigation.

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Practicing Defensive Medicine to Avoid Litigation

Practicing Defensive Medicine to Avoid Litigation

Defensive medicine is known as a practice of recommending tests or treatments for the purpose of avoiding or mitigating litigation.

Electrocardiogram Preliminary Diagnosis by Computerized Support Systems

Electrocardiogram Preliminary Diagnosis by Computerized Support Systems

Evaluating the accuracy of electrocardiogram results by computerized decision support systems.

The Streetlight Effect in Clinical Research

The Streetlight Effect in Clinical Research

Evaluating the streetlight effect behavior within clinical research.

Clinical Research Must Comply With New Regulations in 2018

Clinical Research Must Comply With New Regulations in 2018

There are new rules and regulations to be followed when conducting clinical research in 2018.

Changing the Public's Perception of Adult Vaccinations

Changing the Public's Perception of Adult Vaccinations

Vaccines are known to prevent disease in infants and children, however it is less obvious how important they are in adults.

US Healthcare Inequality: Causes and Solutions

US Healthcare Inequality: Causes and Solutions

Uninsurance, underinsurance, Medicaid, private insurance, and geographical access all contribute to healthcare inequality in the United States.

Cardiac Rehabilitation: Changes, Challenges, and Clinician Perspectives

Cardiac Rehabilitation: Changes, Challenges, and Clinician Perspectives

An overview of cardiac rehabilitation use plus interviews with Monica Mukherjee, MD, MPH, FACC, FASE and with Jonathan Ledyard, MS, RCEP.

Assessing Chest Pain in ER With Short-term Risk Stratification Tool

Assessing Chest Pain in ER With Short-term Risk Stratification Tool

The HEART Score is a safe risk-stratification tool for chest pain, but it does not seem to do much for reducing hospital utilization and admissions.

Accountable Care Organizations: Evaluating Cost Savings

Accountable Care Organizations: Evaluating Cost Savings

Accountable Care Organizations are taking more responsibility for healthcare management, record keeping, and payments.

Does NSAID Use Impact the Risk of MI?

Does NSAID Use Impact the Risk of MI?

The link between non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and risk for myocardial infarction has been found.

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Cardiovascular Medication Adherence Effectively Tracked With New Test

Cardiovascular Medication Adherence Effectively Tracked With New Test

Aegis Sciences announced the launch of KardiAssure, a first-of-its-kind urinalysis to help healthcare providers track cardiovascular medication adherence in their patients.

Hypertension Redefined: A Closer Look at the 2017 ACC/AHA Guidelines

Hypertension Redefined: A Closer Look at the 2017 ACC/AHA Guidelines

The 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines for managing high blood pressure modify hypertension definitions and goals.

ACC Releases Decision Pathway on Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction

ACC Releases Decision Pathway on Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction

The American College of Cardiology released a decision pathway addressing 10 pivotal issues in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction.

Clinicians Denying Certain Requests May Lead to Worse Patient Satisfaction

Clinicians Denying Certain Requests May Lead to Worse Patient Satisfaction

Patient satisfaction was measured in terms of clinician denial vs fulfillment for referrals, pain medications, antibiotics, other new medications, laboratory tests, radiology tests, or other tests.

Researchers May Be Legal Targets for Pharmaceutical Companies When Publishing "Unfavorable" Results

Researchers May Be Legal Targets for Pharmaceutical Companies When Publishing "Unfavorable" Results

Clinical researchers become targets of legal action from pharmaceutical, medical device and nutraceutical companies when publishing unfavorable studies.

Cardiologists May Have Gender Bias When Treating Suspected CAD

Cardiologists May Have Gender Bias When Treating Suspected CAD

Gender bias within cardiologists explains gender differences in clinical decision-making for suspected CAD.

Patient Evidence vs Patient Rights: What Clinicians Need to Know About Complying With Law Enforcement

Patient Evidence vs Patient Rights: What Clinicians Need to Know About Complying With Law Enforcement

Healthcare professionals must know applicable law and policies when complying with law enforcement demands for patient evidence.

American Medical Societies to Congress: Preserve Part B Therapy Access

American Medical Societies to Congress: Preserve Part B Therapy Access

Medical societies are urging Congress to enforce the preservation of part B therapy access.

AHA Does Not Support Healthcare Cuts in Tax Reform Bill

AHA Does Not Support Healthcare Cuts in Tax Reform Bill

The American Heart Association released a statement calling Republican tax reform bill problematic for health care.

Guidelines for Point-of-Care Use of Transesophageal Echocardiography in Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation

Guidelines for Point-of-Care Use of Transesophageal Echocardiography in Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation

Transesophageal echocardiography offers many clinical benefits in patients with cardiac arrest compared with transthoracic echocardiography.

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