Practice Management

Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly

Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly

The most common medication error category was omitted medicine or ingredient.

Navigating Social Media Issues in Medical Practice: An Expert Interview

Navigating Social Media Issues in Medical Practice: An Expert Interview

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Issues that affect employees in all industries are compounded by a unique set of additional concerns that affect employees of medical practices.

Walgreens Now Offers Next-Day Prescription Delivery Service With FedEx

Walgreens Now Offers Next-Day Prescription Delivery Service With FedEx

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Currently, same-day delivery is available only in Dallas, Chicago, New York City, Gainesville, Miami, Tampa, and Fort Lauderdale; this program will be expanded in 2019.

Most Bills Enacted Into Law Limit Vaccine Exemptions

Most Bills Enacted Into Law Limit Vaccine Exemptions

However, more than half of proposed bills sought to expand access to immunization exemptions.

Should Physicians Offer Treatments Contrary to Published Guidelines?

Should Physicians Offer Treatments Contrary to Published Guidelines?

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When deviating from published guidelines, physicians must ensure their recommendations are based on justified belief, not personal bias.

FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process

FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process

The revised FDA process will ensure new medical devices meet safety and effectiveness standards.

CDC: 8.8% of US Population Uninsured

CDC: 8.8% of US Population Uninsured

According to the CDC, 12.5% of adults aged 18-64 years and 4.4% of children aged 0-17 years are uninsured.

#MeToo Movement: Public Health Challenges, Benefits Examined

#MeToo Movement: Public Health Challenges, Benefits Examined

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Researchers are concerned that the increased focus on sexual harassment resulting from the #MeToo campaign may cause negative health outcomes.

Poor Health Outcomes Associated With Fear of Crime, Violence Among College Students of Color

Poor Health Outcomes Associated With Fear of Crime, Violence Among College Students of Color

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College students of color report an increased fear of crime and violence on college campuses.

Enough Is Enough? When Health Metrics Shift From Useful to Too Much

Enough Is Enough? When Health Metrics Shift From Useful to Too Much

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When is enough enough when it comes to health metrics?

Assessing Insurance Coverage Trends in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adults in the Post-ACA Era

Assessing Insurance Coverage Trends in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adults in the Post-ACA Era

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Lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults still delay medical care due to cost despite having access to insurance coverage.

Moving Physician-Patient Interactions From the Computer Screen Back to the Exam Room

Moving Physician-Patient Interactions From the Computer Screen Back to the Exam Room

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While technological breakthroughs have had positive effects in the corporate world, they have led to exacerbated physician burnout in the medical field.

Patient Experiences Shed Light on Diagnostic Errors

Patient Experiences Shed Light on Diagnostic Errors

Problems related to patient-physician interactions contribute to diagnostic errors.

AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Physicians-in-Training

AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Physicians-in-Training

The American Medical Association hopes to identify the systemic factors that contribute to this problem.

Pharmacist-Led Effort Cuts Inappropriate Prescriptions in Older Adults

Pharmacist-Led Effort Cuts Inappropriate Prescriptions in Older Adults

The intervention included educational deprescribing information to patients and physicians.

Coordinated Care Needed for Cancer Survivors, Caregivers

Coordinated Care Needed for Cancer Survivors, Caregivers

There is an urgent need for coordinated, comprehensive, personalized care for cancer survivors and caregivers.

Medicaid Expansion Approved in Republican-Leaning States

Medicaid Expansion Approved in Republican-Leaning States

Voters supported Medicaid expansion in Utah, Nebraska, and Idaho.

Would A Change in Nomenclature for Intensive Care Units Promote Less Aggressive Care?

Would A Change in Nomenclature for Intensive Care Units Promote Less Aggressive Care?

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The term "intensive care unit" (ICU) was meant to refer to the intensity of the resources allocated to patient care.

FDA-Approved Test Provides Pharmacogenetic Reports Directly to Consumers

FDA-Approved Test Provides Pharmacogenetic Reports Directly to Consumers

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The 23andMe Personal Genome Service Pharmacogenetic Reports test can detect 33 variants for multiple genes, corresponding to more than 50 commonly prescribed medications and over-the-counter products.

Persistent Expenses Associated With High-Cost Medicare, Medicaid Beneficiaries

Persistent Expenses Associated With High-Cost Medicare, Medicaid Beneficiaries

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Beneficiaries identified as "high cost" were likely to stay high cost over a 3 year period.

Minority Residents Report Cultural Challenges in Education, Workplace

Minority Residents Report Cultural Challenges in Education, Workplace

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Minority resident physicians report incidences of microaggression, occasional racism, and challenges in integrating their cultural identity into the workplace.

Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices

Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices

The US Department of Health and Human Services study shows Medicare pays 80% more than other countries for certain prescription drugs.

AHA, ADA and Others Concerned Over Latest Trump Administration ACA Guidance

AHA, ADA and Others Concerned Over Latest Trump Administration ACA Guidance

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More than 25 professional medical and patient advocacy organizations are in opposition to the Trump Administration's latest effort to undermine the Affordable Care Act.

High Quality Care as Important as Universal Health Coverage in Reducing Global Mortality

High Quality Care as Important as Universal Health Coverage in Reducing Global Mortality

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Universal health coverage has been proposed as a way of improving access to healthcare in low- and middle-income countries.

Establishing Meaningful Informed Consent: Challenges in mHealth

Establishing Meaningful Informed Consent: Challenges in mHealth

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The role of mHealth technologies, including smartphone applications and wearable sensors that enable real-time health monitoring, has become more prevalent within the last decade.

Respiratory Tract Infection Telemedicine Visits Shorter When Antibiotics Prescribed

Respiratory Tract Infection Telemedicine Visits Shorter When Antibiotics Prescribed

Findings may highlight physician difficulty explaining to patients why antibiotics are not required.

FDA Issues Safety Communication Regarding Pen Needle Use

FDA Issues Safety Communication Regarding Pen Needle Use

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Standard pen needles have an outer cover and removable inner needle cover, while safety pen needles have an outer cover and a fixed inner needle shield that is not removed before an injection.

The Open Access Debate: Should Patients Freely Access Research?

The Open Access Debate: Should Patients Freely Access Research?

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Patients and their families are advocating for their right to access the latest medical research papers to help find potential treatments and understand health conditions.

Gender Inequality in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine

Gender Inequality in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine

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Disproportionate familial duties, few women in positions of leadership, a low retention rate of women, and unequal compensation contribute to gender inequality in the fields of pulmonary medicine, critical care, and sleep medicine.

Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use

Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use

Staff social media accounts should be strictly personal, with no info about patients or employees.

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