ACP: Position Paper Recommends Solutions to Close Gender Equity Gap

ACP: Position Paper Recommends Solutions to Close Gender Equity Gap

While overall gender diversity has improved in the healthcare profession, female physicians are still paid significantly less than their male counterparts.

Why is #MeToo Missing From Medical Schools?

Why is #MeToo Missing From Medical Schools?

As the #MeToo movement has gained strength, reports of sexual harassment at medical schools have mostly remained stagnant.

Paracetamol Overuse During Cold and Flu Season

Paracetamol Overuse During Cold and Flu Season

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.

Meeting Patients' Expectations for Asthma, Allergy Testing Improves Satisfaction

Meeting Patients' Expectations for Asthma, Allergy Testing Improves Satisfaction

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.

Asthma in Primary Care: Spirometry Underused in Diagnosis

Asthma in Primary Care: Spirometry Underused in Diagnosis

Spirometry may be underused for the diagnosis and monitoring of asthma in the primary care setting.

Asthma Guideline Adherence: Improvement Needed in Both Specialists, PCPs

Asthma Guideline Adherence: Improvement Needed in Both Specialists, PCPs

Although adherence to asthma guidelines tended to be higher in specialists, both specialists and primary care physicians had low adherence to specific core recommendations.

Prior Authorization for Medication, Procedures a Source of Frustration

Prior Authorization for Medication, Procedures a Source of Frustration

Prior authorizations for medications and diagnostic imaging continue to be a source of frustration for providers.

Medical Journals Should Require Conflict-of-Interest Disclosures

Medical Journals Should Require Conflict-of-Interest Disclosures

Medical journals should require article authors to include conflict-of-interest statements as a way to enhance transparency.

Physician-Hospital Consolidation May Increase With 340B Drug Pricing Program Participation

Physician-Hospital Consolidation May Increase With 340B Drug Pricing Program Participation

Physician-hospital consolidation may increase with 340B drug pricing program participation.

Influenza Testing Ordered Less Often in Older Hospitalized Adults

Influenza Testing Ordered Less Often in Older Hospitalized Adults

Patients who received provider-ordered influenza testing were more likely to be younger and present with fever and "influenza-like illness."

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

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

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

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

Complying With Law Enforcement While Also Protecting Patient Rights

Complying With Law Enforcement While Also Protecting Patient Rights

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

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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