Issues that affect employees in all industries are compounded by a unique set of additional concerns that affect employees of medical practices.
While technological breakthroughs have had positive effects in the corporate world, they have led to exacerbated physician burnout in the medical field.
Despite their advantages, many clinicians do not necessarily agree with the centrality or content of CPGs. Others — especially primary care physicians (PCPs) — are overwhelmed by the vast and ever-increasing numbers of guidelines issued by multiple societies.
Although all of the guidelines acknowledge that there are emergent situations in which providing care for a family member or friend is not only permissible but also essential, other situations are frowned upon.
Ranking or otherwise gauging physician quality isn't just a way to assign bragging rights — performance metrics can be used to set reimbursement levels, tailor insurance, and identify physicians who are falling behind.
Identifying a patient's preferences and goals leads to a care plan that can reflect those goals, and this may improve patient satisfaction.
No single solution to address sexual harassment in medicine exists, but physicians of all genders must come together to make progress.
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?
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.
Every year, suicide takes the lives of close to 400 physicians, and takes medical care from as many as 1 million patients.
Researchers conducted an anonymous survey of medical trainees with a case vignette to determine attitudes regarding palliative care for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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.
Educational campaigns regarding the value of vaccines should integrate social psychological considerations with health communication principles.
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.
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.
The ability of machine learning programs to diagnose medical conditions and predict outcomes is discussed in an opinion article.
Considered low-hanging fruit by hackers, the health care sector is particularly vulnerable to attack.
Medical devices such as thermometers and pacemakers are regulated differently than pharmaceuticals in the US.
Pharmaceutical research has made vast improvements in genetic studies and patient-targeted therapies.
Susannah L. Rose, PhD discusses her thoughts of industry funded patient advocacy organizations and what clinicians should keep in mind when interpreting results of research.
Medicaid expansion under the American Care Act decreased uninsurance rates but patient care lacks improvement on coverage.
The answer to the question regarding legal responsibility seems to revolve around the issue of whether or not a physician-patient relationship exists.
Personal opinion and examples of sexism experienced by Elise Barney, DO
Medical malpractice reform should focus on cost, access, and imprecision of the system, according to experts.
In the guidance documents, the FDA advised against using any marketing language that may be "misleading" or has potential to cause patient harm.