US Physician Salaries and Rising Healthcare Costs

US Physician Salaries and Rising Healthcare Costs

Evaluating US physician salaries and their effect on rising healthcare costs.

Medical Societies Urge US Congress to Preserve Medicare Part B

Medical Societies Urge US Congress to Preserve Medicare Part B

Eleven medical societies are calling on Congress to preserve patient access to Part B therapies by preventing CMS from penalizing physicians who provide these treatments.

American Heart Association: Healthcare Cuts in Tax Bill Will Have "Devastating Effects"

American Heart Association: Healthcare Cuts in Tax Bill Will Have "Devastating Effects"

The AHA has released their concerns about the Republican tax reform bill.

Influenza Vaccination Refusal Leads to Employee Termination

Influenza Vaccination Refusal Leads to Employee Termination

About 50 employees have been fired from Essentia Health, a Duluth, Minnesota-based hospital chain, for refusing to receive the flu vaccination.

Asthma Clinical Trials Need to Include Patient-Reported Outcomes

Asthma Clinical Trials Need to Include Patient-Reported Outcomes

More asthma clinical trials will include patient-reported outcomes as they will help guide clinicians' understanding of their patients' disease.

Potential Delays in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Therapy

Potential Delays in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Therapy

Study results stress the importance of a multiethnic support system for patients needing to overcome communication barriers.

The Appeal of Concierge Medicine to Physicians and Patients

The Appeal of Concierge Medicine to Physicians and Patients

Concierge medicine provides patients with medical care services that is not covered by their health insurance.

Clinical Trial Eligibility Criteria: Barriers for People With Lung Cancer

Clinical Trial Eligibility Criteria: Barriers for People With Lung Cancer

A retrospective study of lung cancer clinical trials found that trials continue to increase their eligibility criteria, creating barriers to patient access.

Transesophageal Echocardiography Training for Critical Care Fellows

Transesophageal Echocardiography Training for Critical Care Fellows

Transesophageal echocardiography can be used safely and effectively by critical care fellows to assess and manage cardiopulmonary failure when transthoracic echocardiography fails to provide adequate views.

Respiratory Therapist Autonomy With Noninvasive Ventilation May Improve COPD Outcomes

Respiratory Therapist Autonomy With Noninvasive Ventilation May Improve COPD Outcomes

Timely selection and early intervention, attention to comfort, and frequent checks improved outcomes in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who were treated with noninvasive ventilation.

Does Physician Age Impact Patient Mortality?

Does Physician Age Impact Patient Mortality?

Reseachers analyzed hospitalized patients between 2011 and 2014.

Fighting Against the Supression of Science and 'False Claims'

Fighting Against the Supression of Science and 'False Claims'

"Forced to choose between recognizing what is known to science and maintaining our group identity, most of us choose the latter."

Pressure to Achieve Causing Undue Stress Among Medical Students

Pressure to Achieve Causing Undue Stress Among Medical Students

Such measures will be unsuccessful in improving students' mental health if how performance and achievement are measured at the school is not also changed.

Potential Conflicts of Interest Between Medical Organizations and Industry

Potential Conflicts of Interest Between Medical Organizations and Industry

Approximately 83% of patient-advocacy organizations reported that they received financial support from drug, device, and technology companies.

Evidence-Based Resident Work Hour Changes Supported by Policy Experts

Evidence-Based Resident Work Hour Changes Supported by Policy Experts

"The recent ACGME rules are based on stronger evidence that ought to inform policy of such reach."

Trump Administration Threatens Current Vaccination System

Trump Administration Threatens Current Vaccination System

"It is foreseeable that in the coming weeks, challenges to our vaccination system will come from three directions at once."

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