While overall gender diversity has improved in the healthcare profession, female physicians are still paid significantly less than their male counterparts.
As the #MeToo movement has gained strength, reports of sexual harassment at medical schools have mostly remained stagnant.
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.
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.
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 authorizations for medications and diagnostic imaging continue to be a source of frustration for providers.
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.
Patients who received provider-ordered influenza testing were more likely to be younger and present with fever and "influenza-like illness."
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.
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 US physician salaries and their effect on rising healthcare costs.
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.
The AHA has released their concerns about the Republican tax reform bill.
About 50 employees have been fired from Essentia Health, a Duluth, Minnesota-based hospital chain, for refusing to receive the flu vaccination.
More asthma clinical trials will include patient-reported outcomes as they will help guide clinicians' understanding of their patients' disease.
Study results stress the importance of a multiethnic support system for patients needing to overcome communication barriers.
Concierge medicine provides patients with medical care services that is not covered by their health insurance.
A retrospective study of lung cancer clinical trials found that trials continue to increase their eligibility criteria, creating barriers to patient access.
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.
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.
Reseachers analyzed hospitalized patients between 2011 and 2014.
"Forced to choose between recognizing what is known to science and maintaining our group identity, most of us choose the latter."
Such measures will be unsuccessful in improving students' mental health if how performance and achievement are measured at the school is not also changed.
Approximately 83% of patient-advocacy organizations reported that they received financial support from drug, device, and technology companies.
"The recent ACGME rules are based on stronger evidence that ought to inform policy of such reach."
"It is foreseeable that in the coming weeks, challenges to our vaccination system will come from three directions at once."