Practice Management

Researchers Publishing "Unfavorable" Results May Face Legal Action From Pharmaceutical Companies

Researchers Publishing "Unfavorable" Results May Face Legal Action From Pharmaceutical Companies

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Researchers continue to be the targets of legal action from pharmaceutical, medical device, and nutraceutical companies when their studies frame products in an unfavorable light.

Homeopathic Products Will Undergo New FDA Regulations

Homeopathic Products Will Undergo New FDA Regulations

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The FDA announced a new enforcement strategy to regulate drug products labeled as homeopathic.

Practicing Defensive Medicine to Avoid Litigation: How Far Should We Go?

Practicing Defensive Medicine to Avoid Litigation: How Far Should We Go?

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Evaluating the pros and cons of defensive medicine, the practice of recommending tests or treatments for the purpose of avoiding or mitigating litigation.

Solving Medical Problems Using Conscious and Unconscious Thinking

Solving Medical Problems Using Conscious and Unconscious Thinking

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Evaluating the difference between unconscious and conscious problem solving in medicine.

Wearable Fitness Technology: One Tool Among Many for Better Health

Wearable Fitness Technology: One Tool Among Many for Better Health

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Evaluating the benefits of wearable fitness technology.

Computerized Decision Support Systems Aid Clinicians in Initial Diagnoses

Computerized Decision Support Systems Aid Clinicians in Initial Diagnoses

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Evaluating the use of computerized decision support systems in medical practice.

Complying With Law Enforcement While Also Protecting Patient Rights

Complying With Law Enforcement While Also Protecting Patient Rights

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Healthcare professionals must be well versed in law and institutional policy when complying with law enforcement demands for evidence from patients.

The Conundrum of the Streetlight Effect in Clinical Research

The Conundrum of the Streetlight Effect in Clinical Research

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Evaluating clinician bias in clinical research.

Addressing Healthcare Inequalities in the United States

Addressing Healthcare Inequalities in the United States

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Evaluating contributing factors to healthcare inequality in the United States.

Medical Research Set to Comply With New Code of Ethics in 2018

Medical Research Set to Comply With New Code of Ethics in 2018

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Clinical trial research is set to comply with a new code of ethics in 2018.

Patient Satisfaction Affected by Clinician Denial of Certain Requests

Patient Satisfaction Affected by Clinician Denial of Certain Requests

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Patient satisfaction was reportedly worse when clinicians denied certain requests.

Older Patients Often Experience Hospital Discharge Discrepancies

Older Patients Often Experience Hospital Discharge Discrepancies

Frequent discrepancies between the electronic discharge summaries and the discharge prescriptions were found at a regional hospital in Australia.

Hospital Readmissions May Be Predicted by Reported Post-Discharge Symptoms

Hospital Readmissions May Be Predicted by Reported Post-Discharge Symptoms

Post-discharge symptoms self-reported by frail, elderly adults may predict 30-day hospital readmission visits.

Precision Medicine May Pave the Way for Better Treatment in Asthma, COPD

Precision Medicine May Pave the Way for Better Treatment in Asthma, COPD

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At a research seminar held by the European Respiratory Society in February 2017, a group of investigators discussed how precision medicine may improve treatment in asthma and COPD.

US Physician Salaries and Rising Healthcare Costs

US Physician Salaries and Rising Healthcare Costs

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

Physician Value-Based Payment Modifier Program: First Year Results

Physician Value-Based Payment Modifier Program: First Year Results

Almost 30% of eligible practices failed to register and report data in the first year of the Physician Value-Based Payment Modifier program.

Pharmacist Presence in Medical Home Practices May Improve Patient Outcomes

Pharmacist Presence in Medical Home Practices May Improve Patient Outcomes

Integrating clinical pharmacists into primary care medical home practices helps patients achieve better disease management for high blood pressure and diabetes mellitus.

Healthcare Spending Trends in 2016

Healthcare Spending Trends in 2016

Healthcare spending growth slowed in 2016 compared to faster growth in 2014 and 2015.

The Potential Pitfalls of Machine Learning Algorithms in Medicine

The Potential Pitfalls of Machine Learning Algorithms in Medicine

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The ability of machine learning programs to diagnose medical conditions and predict outcomes is discussed in an opinion article.

Medical Societies Urge US Congress to Preserve Medicare Part B

Medical Societies Urge US Congress to Preserve Medicare Part B

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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"

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

Searching for Geographically Relevant Healthcare Costs Online

Searching for Geographically Relevant Healthcare Costs Online

17% of websites provide geographically relevant health care price estimates.

Cancer Survival Varies by Type of Health Insurance

Cancer Survival Varies by Type of Health Insurance

Improvements in cancer survival were limited to patients with private insurance, from 1997-2014.

Influenza Vaccination Refusal Leads to Employee Termination

Influenza Vaccination Refusal Leads to Employee Termination

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

Professional, Educational Achievements of Male, Female Physician Spouses

Professional, Educational Achievements of Male, Female Physician Spouses

Spouses of female physicians are typically more educated and work more than spouses of male physicians.

Increased Physician Turnover May Be Associated with Burnout Resulting in High Cost

Increased Physician Turnover May Be Associated with Burnout Resulting in High Cost

Physicians who are experiencing burnout are more than twice as likely to leave their organization within 2 years.

Traits for High-Value Oncology Practices Identified

Traits for High-Value Oncology Practices Identified

Three of 13 attributes identified had the highest potential for reduced spending without compromising care.

Healthcare Providers With Influenza-Like Symptoms Work While Sick

Healthcare Providers With Influenza-Like Symptoms Work While Sick

Interventions to target healthcare professional-associated influenza transmission, intervention may be necessary to prevent transmission.

Improving Influenza Vaccination Rates Via Text Messaging

Improving Influenza Vaccination Rates Via Text Messaging

Text messaging may be an effective way to increase the rate of influenza vaccination.

Asthma Clinical Trials Need to Include Patient-Reported Outcomes

Asthma Clinical Trials Need to Include Patient-Reported Outcomes

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

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