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High Rate of Errors in Handwritten Opioid Prescriptions

High Rate of Errors in Handwritten Opioid Prescriptions

Errors are common in opioid medication prescriptions, and most often happen in handwritten prescriptions.

Electronic Communication With Patients: Tips

Electronic Communication With Patients: Tips

Physicians should take care and act prudently when conveying electronic messages to patients, always keeping sensitivity at the forefront.

The Relationships Between Industry Payments and Physicians

The Relationships Between Industry Payments and Physicians

When it comes to receiving payments from pharmaceutical companies, it's not always the size of the payment that matters.

Organizing Knowledge, Dealing With Unknowns in Medicine

Organizing Knowledge, Dealing With Unknowns in Medicine

Unknown unknowns continue to surround us, unseen and unaccounted for, right up until the moment 1 of our patients gets hurt.

UK Physicians Sending Confidential Scans via Apps

UK Physicians Sending Confidential Scans via Apps

Doctors are now sharing confidential patient scans via Snapchat and The National Health Service has forced them to find other sources for sending and receiving scans.

Maintenance of Certification Program Does Not Result in Performance Improvement

Maintenance of Certification Program Does Not Result in Performance Improvement

The Maintenance of Certification program has conflicting data supporting whether their program results in performance improvements.

Impaired DNA Repair in Night Shift Workers

Impaired DNA Repair in Night Shift Workers

Capacity to repair everyday damage to cell DNA could be impaired in people who work the night shift.

Dos and Don'ts of Online Profiles for Medical Professionals

Dos and Don'ts of Online Profiles for Medical Professionals

Physicians should keep their online profiles clear, consistent, and factually accurate to take full advantage of reaching patients.

A Story of Bias and Prejudice in Medicine Highlighted by #WhatADoctorLooksLike

A Story of Bias and Prejudice in Medicine Highlighted by #WhatADoctorLooksLike

Inherent biases cannot be completely eliminated as they are historic trends that continue to prevail.

High Rates of Patient Dismissal in Primary Care Practices

High Rates of Patient Dismissal in Primary Care Practices

The majority of medical practices have dismissed patients.