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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.

Telemedicine Effective for Allergy Management

Telemedicine Effective for Allergy Management

Further research is needed, but the position statement authors support the use of telemedicine as a method of health care delivery.

Physicians Delay Retirement for a Variety of Reasons

Physicians Delay Retirement for a Variety of Reasons

Many physicians report that they would prefer to work part time as part of their ideal retirement plans.

Assessing Electronic Health Records Use Via 6 Categories

Assessing Electronic Health Records Use Via 6 Categories

Researchers have proposed 6 metrics to measure electronic health record use.

AMA Report: Female Physicians Cite Pay Inequality as Top Challenge

AMA Report: Female Physicians Cite Pay Inequality as Top Challenge

An online survey of 500 practicing female physicians indicated pay inequality and contract negotiation were top issues.

High Percentage of Healthcare Personnel Receive Influenza Vaccination

High Percentage of Healthcare Personnel Receive Influenza Vaccination

The majority of healthcare workers receive an influenza vaccination, but more pregnant women should be vaccinated.

Survey Reveals More Than 20% of US Adults Experience Medical Errors

Survey Reveals More Than 20% of US Adults Experience Medical Errors

Of the more than 2500 adults surveyed, 21% reported personally experiencing a medical error.

Theft and Embezzlement Widespread in Medical Practices

Theft and Embezzlement Widespread in Medical Practices

Red flags for embezzlement in medical practices include secretive behavior, sudden displays of wealth, and refusal to take vacations.

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.

Debating the Role of Medical Scribes in Clinical Practice

Debating the Role of Medical Scribes in Clinical Practice

Medical scribes have been viewed as effective in improving a variety factors in the clinical setting; however, some healthcare professionals have concerns about their role.

Case Report: Hypoxia Following Chronic Self-Dosing of Apricot Kernel Extract

Case Report: Hypoxia Following Chronic Self-Dosing of Apricot Kernel Extract

Self-prescribed apricot kernel extract was administered daily for 5 years by the patient.

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.

An Ounce of Prevention: Protecting Vulnerable Healthcare Data

An Ounce of Prevention: Protecting Vulnerable Healthcare Data

Considered low-hanging fruit by hackers, the health care sector is particularly vulnerable to attack.

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.

Quality of FDA Device Approval Studies Examined

Quality of FDA Device Approval Studies Examined

Approving high-risk medical device modifications and granting accelerated drug approval requires high-quality evidence.

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.

Specialist Access Among Medicaid Managed Care Enrollees: Do Access Standards Help?

Specialist Access Among Medicaid Managed Care Enrollees: Do Access Standards Help?

The adoption of access standards does not improve access to specialist care among patients participating in Medicaid manage care.

Reduced Hospital Readmissions and Mortality Rates: How Are They Linked?

Reduced Hospital Readmissions and Mortality Rates: How Are They Linked?

Researchers analyzed data from hospitalized Medicare patients with acute MI, heart failure, or pneumonia between 2008 and 2014.

Reducing Clinician Burnout Via Patient-Centered Communication Methods

Reducing Clinician Burnout Via Patient-Centered Communication Methods

A recent AMA report highlighted the efficacy of the ICARE method for reducing clinician burnout.

Uninsured Rates Continue to Rise Among Young Adults in US

Uninsured Rates Continue to Rise Among Young Adults in US

About 20 million people gained coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

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