Identifying a patient's preferences and goals leads to a care plan that can reflect those goals, and this may improve patient satisfaction.
Regulatory requirements are likely to be an important aspect of physician dissatisfaction with EHRs that is driving burnout.
General medicine readmissions within 7 days were more amendable to hospital-based interventions.
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.
Physician asthma care education Plus training resulted in improvements in provider confidence, perceived skill in communicating cross culturally, and short-term asthma-specific outcomes.
The new clinic satisfaction tool also improved communication and satisfaction between physicians and patients.
Decline was observed in race-based disparities in years of life lost in the United States from 1990 to 2014.
April 28, 2018 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
No single solution to address sexual harassment in medicine exists, but physicians of all genders must come together to make progress.
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.
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?
More cancer survivors prescribed 5 or more unique medications, including medications with abuse potential.
Researchers found stronger negative associations for participants with polypharmacy between the ages of 60 and 64 years and at 69 years.
Enrollees have more chronic conditions and health care use vs other privately insured individuals.
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.
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.
Rural areas have a significantly higher prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
During a 10-year period, there was an increase in the rate of commercially insured patients receiving infused chemotherapy in hospital outpatient departments.
Although adherence to asthma guidelines tended to be higher in specialists, both specialists and primary care physicians had low adherence to specific core recommendations.
Many physicians are concerned about using electronic health records, noting that they were designed for a fee-for-service healthcare model and do not capture information needed to report for alternative payment models.
From 2016 to 2017, the health care industry saw a rise in the likelihood of cyberattacks, due to the industry's low preparedness levels and valuable confidential data.
Every year, suicide takes the lives of close to 400 physicians, and takes medical care from as many as 1 million patients.
Prior authorizations for medications and diagnostic imaging continue to be a source of frustration for providers.
A long-feared shortage of a substance used in millions of medical imaging procedures each year in the United States appears to have been avoided.
Medical journals should require article authors to include conflict-of-interest statements as a way to enhance transparency.
Researchers conducted an anonymous survey of medical trainees with a case vignette to determine attitudes regarding palliative care for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.