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.
Patient, practice, and provider characteristics are associated with inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing in the outpatient setting.
Patients who received provider-ordered influenza testing were more likely to be younger and present with fever and "influenza-like illness."
Patient reminder and recall systems seem to be effective for improving receipt of immunizations.
Providers who give patients their e-mail addresses have higher satisfaction, but this does not appear to affect patient satisfaction.
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.
The FDA announced a new enforcement strategy to regulate drug products labeled as homeopathic.
Evaluating the pros and cons of defensive medicine, the practice of recommending tests or treatments for the purpose of avoiding or mitigating litigation.
Evaluating the difference between unconscious and conscious problem solving in medicine.
Evaluating the benefits of wearable fitness technology.
Evaluating the use of computerized decision support systems in medical practice.
Healthcare professionals must be well versed in law and institutional policy when complying with law enforcement demands for evidence from patients.
Evaluating clinician bias in clinical research.
Evaluating contributing factors to healthcare inequality in the United States.
Clinical trial research is set to comply with a new code of ethics in 2018.
Patient satisfaction was reportedly worse when clinicians denied certain requests.
Frequent discrepancies between the electronic discharge summaries and the discharge prescriptions were found at a regional hospital in Australia.
Post-discharge symptoms self-reported by frail, elderly adults may predict 30-day hospital readmission visits.