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.
Researchers raise issues regarding interpretation of clinical trial results in the field of pulmonary arterial hypertension.
The United States Preventive Services Task Force does not recommend screening with resting or exercise electrocardiography in asymptomatic individuals at low risk for cardiovascular disease events.
The American College of Physicians has released 7 position statements supporting equality in healthcare for women.
Physician asthma care education Plus training resulted in improvements in provider confidence, perceived skill in communicating cross culturally, and short-term asthma-specific outcomes.
An asthma care program improved implementation of guidelines as well as provider documentation in 65 community centers in 4 states that serve patients with asthma.
April 28, 2018 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
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.