Direct-to-consumer genetic testing has been receiving a lot of attention over the past 10 years from medical providers, consumers, consumer advisory boards, regulatory entities, and ethicists.
Investigators believe the National Academy of Medicine represents one of the best organizations to take on the role of coordinating and synthesizing ongoing efforts and to facilitate collective action for greater progress in fighting burnout.
Researchers examined the frequency of overpayments by comparing copayments with the national average reimbursements received by pharmacies for the same prescription for commercially insured patients.
A retrospective analysis of medication records transmitted through an electronic health record system revealed that a significant number of comments meant to be sent to pharmacists were not sent, demonstrating a 'legitimate safety concern'.
One practice implemented a three-pronged approach to improve physician engagement, which increased the number of employees who reported being fully engaged from 17.5% to 40% within a year and a half.
Denial of healthcare — one example of structural violence — may ultimately lead to increased morbidity and mortality rates, regardless of the disease state.
Although the duration of childbearing and family leave policies varies among medical schools throughout the United States, many schools do provide both paternity and maternity leave.
As the number of uninsured patients seeking care is increasing, practices can take steps to be better prepared.
Academic detailing is an approach to help minimize "irrational" clinical decision making and involves educational outreach professionals who meet with physicians to discuss specific medication use scenarios.
Ride-sharing service Uber has joined the healthcare industry with the launch of Uber Health, a web-based platform for healthcare organizations in the United States.
The American College of Physicians presents recommendations for optimizing clinical learning environments by fostering a positive hidden curriculum in medicine.
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