During the cold and flu season, the use and over-dosing of paracetamol is common, and may partially be driven by higher use of over-the-counter combination medications for the treatment of upper respiratory cold/flu symptoms.
The culture of bullying — widespread across the medical field — has been linked to poorer patient outcomes. So why can't physicians stop bullying in its tracks?
More cancer survivors prescribed 5 or more unique medications, including medications with abuse potential.
Researchers found stronger negative associations for participants with polypharmacy between the ages of 60 and 64 years and at 69 years.
Enrollees have more chronic conditions and health care use vs other privately insured individuals.
While ICD-10-CM may be an improvement on an old process, big data is the revolution that has the potential to change health care forever.
Patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have especially high rates of nonadherence, even in comparison with other chronic diseases.
When patients visiting an allergy/immunology outpatient clinic had expectations met regarding diagnosis and testing, they were more likely to be satisfied with their visit.
Spirometry may be underused for the diagnosis and monitoring of asthma in the primary care setting.
Rural areas have a significantly higher prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
During a 10-year period, there was an increase in the rate of commercially insured patients receiving infused chemotherapy in hospital outpatient departments.
Although adherence to asthma guidelines tended to be higher in specialists, both specialists and primary care physicians had low adherence to specific core recommendations.
Many physicians are concerned about using electronic health records, noting that they were designed for a fee-for-service healthcare model and do not capture information needed to report for alternative payment models.
From 2016 to 2017, the health care industry saw a rise in the likelihood of cyberattacks, due to the industry's low preparedness levels and valuable confidential data.
Every year, suicide takes the lives of close to 400 physicians, and takes medical care from as many as 1 million patients.
Prior authorizations for medications and diagnostic imaging continue to be a source of frustration for providers.
A long-feared shortage of a substance used in millions of medical imaging procedures each year in the United States appears to have been avoided.
Medical journals should require article authors to include conflict-of-interest statements as a way to enhance transparency.
Researchers conducted an anonymous survey of medical trainees with a case vignette to determine attitudes regarding palliative care for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Physician-hospital consolidation may increase with 340B drug pricing program participation.