Up to 80% of all medical bills contain mistakes, which can results in not just financial risk, but patient harm.
Errors are common in opioid medication prescriptions, and most often happen in handwritten prescriptions.
A physician's insights on the growing vape market and whether or not vaping is a better option for smoking cessation.
Physicians should take care and act prudently when conveying electronic messages to patients, always keeping sensitivity at the forefront.
A physician reflects on his past medical missions to Haiti and shares what he could have done differently to make it a more satisfactory trip for him and his patients.
When it comes to receiving payments from pharmaceutical companies, it's not always the size of the payment that matters.
Unknown unknowns continue to surround us, unseen and unaccounted for, right up until the moment 1 of our patients gets hurt.
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.
The Maintenance of Certification program has conflicting data supporting whether their program results in performance improvements.
Healthcare is shifting to a value-based system that evaluates outcomes and cost, promising to provide a sustainable healthcare cost reform.
Capacity to repair everyday damage to cell DNA could be impaired in people who work the night shift.
Physicians should keep their online profiles clear, consistent, and factually accurate to take full advantage of reaching patients.
Inherent biases cannot be completely eliminated as they are historic trends that continue to prevail.
The demand for primary care physicians is projected to increase 18.0% between 2013 and 2023.
Telemedicine offers a convenient alternative for nonacute headache patients.
An example of a simple use of technology that not only averted the inconvenience and discomfort for the child of a trip to the ER, but also avoided exposing him to additional illnesses and avoided exposing others to what he had.
The smartphone was made for doctors, and there aren't enough hours in the day to sing its praises.
The very first thing you learn in surgical residency is that you are not a primary care physician.
Some patients want the doctor with the most knowledge about their diagnosis and they could care less if he plays well with others.
The majority of medical practices have dismissed patients.
Nurse practitioners are choosing primary care at a higher rate than physicians and physician assistants.
Health insurers are recruiting former pharmaceutical company representatives to educate doctors and help save money on prescription medications.
An intense culture of performance and achievement, coupled with ever-growing expectations is causing distress — if not mental illness — in medical students.
Many inefficient rules are implemented by healthcare providers.
Physician assistants are using their flexibility to make career changes and meet changing healthcare needs.
A healthcare provider's recommendation is the strongest factor in influencing an elderly person's decision to become vaccinated.
The medical establishment needs to take responsibility for the rate of overdiagnoses resulting from screening practices that are sometimes unnecessary.
A host of factors affect a practice's revenue cycle, but none more important perhaps than the adjusted collection rate.
Physicians in primary care and in medical and surgical subspecialties find that physician assistants are prepared to actively participate in clinical activities.
All members of the medical community need to take responsibility for increasing diversity at institutions.
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