Spending per person increased 4.2% from 2016 to 2017 and utilization increased 0.5%.
Payment consistency, high amount, and compensation payments were tied to cancer drug prescribing practices.
As with any profession, returning to work after long-term absence because of illness or injury can be daunting for healthcare providers.
In Part 2 of this article, Erin D. Michos, MD, shares her thoughts on why dietary supplements are largely unnecessary.
Although it is estimated that more than 166 million Americans use dietary supplements, many healthcare providers are unfamiliar with how these substances are regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration.
The FDA has announced a new plan to significantly modernize the regulation and oversight of dietary supplements.
Drug list prices and typical out-of-pocket costs will appear on the screen at end of commercials.
In an effort to effectively address global health concerns, the WHO has announced the 13th General Programme of Work, a 5-year strategic plan spanning from 2019 to 2023.
Intervention for polypharmacy patients was linked to improved readmission rates and time to readmission.
Increasing investment in primary care may improve value in the US healthcare system.
If you're constantly running behind schedule, try these tips to make your practice more efficient.
The uEXPLORER combines positron emission tomography (PET) with X-ray computed tomography (CT) allowing for imaging of the entire body at the same time.
Assure Slide, a swallowing aid, has been made available by Arkray USA for patients who have difficulty swallowing tablets, capsules, and powders.
The FDA cannot accept new fees or applications until the government shutdown is over.
Gaps in previous iterations of ICD codes failed to allow clinicians to accurately identify victims of human trafficking.
Even the use of as few as 2 concomitant drugs can introduce the risk for drug interactions and subsequent adverse effects.
Benefits could be seen for frequent complaints like cough, dermatitis, and inflammation of ear, nose, and throat.
The news comes after FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD announced last week a plan to recall some furloughed workers to conduct inspections.
The manual focuses on patient-physician relationship in different scenarios, including telemedicine.
The consequence of the shutdown means the budget appropriated by Congress for the Agency is on hold, resulting in ~7000 of it's 17,000 employees being furloughed.
Overall mean salary gap by gender decreased from -2.6% to -1.9% after a decade of an institutional gender equity initiative.
Shortages were associated with modest increases in price, ranging from 6% to 14%.
The nurse practice environment was the best predictor of poor-quality end-of-life care.
The use of telemental health services increased significantly faster in counties with no psychiatrists.
As of last Saturday's ACA enrollment deadline, 8.5 million people in 39 states had enrolled.
Direct-to-consumer television advertising may not be the best place to provide cost information on prescription drugs and biologic products.
Physicians have a moral obligation to protect their patients from both physical and financial harms associated with pharmaceutical therapies.
As patients continue to equip themselves with knowledge gleaned from sources outside the exam room, physicians must reassess their role.
Once revered and idolized by society and patients, physicians are increasingly being subjected to verbal and physical violence at work.
So-called legacy prescribing can contribute to overmedication and adverse drug events.