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Factor Underlying High Prevalence of Physician Burnout

Factor Underlying High Prevalence of Physician Burnout

Burnout is prevalent among physicians, affecting over one-third of physicians in a single health system, and is associated with health care delivery.

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Factor Underlying High Prevalence of Physician Burnout

Factor Underlying High Prevalence of Physician Burnout

Burnout is prevalent among physicians, affecting over one-third of physicians in a single health system, and is associated with health care delivery.

Addressing Substance Abuse, Sexual Activity With Patients: Expert Insight

Addressing Substance Abuse, Sexual Activity With Patients: Expert Insight

One physician shares his experience in having sensitive conversations with his patients and how to best approach your patients about subjects like substance use.

Benefits of Including Humanities in the Medical Curriculum

Benefits of Including Humanities in the Medical Curriculum

Exposure to the humanities correlates with less burnout and higher levels of positive personal qualities among medical students.

Electronic Health Records May Not Ensure Success in Value-Based Care

Electronic Health Records May Not Ensure Success in Value-Based Care

Noting that many leaders of physician practices are concerned about transforming their practices to better manage care quality and cost, the core requirement for value-based care success, the authors of a recent study discuss the shortcomings of EHRs in this respect.

Prior Authorizations for Medications, Diagnostic Imaging Create Challenges in Practices

Prior Authorizations for Medications, Diagnostic Imaging Create Challenges in Practices

While not a new phenomenon, prior authorizations for medications and diagnostic imaging continue to be a thorn in the side of the practice of medicine. One physician shares his experience with the challenge of dealing with prior authorizations.

Four Major Concerns Patients Have About Their Physicians

Four Major Concerns Patients Have About Their Physicians

The Physicians Foundation commissioned a survey of health care consumers to examine attitudes on the physician-patient relationship, the cost of health care, social determinants, and lifestyle issues.

Interim Results of Ongoing Clinical Trials May Be Misleading

Interim Results of Ongoing Clinical Trials May Be Misleading

Published interim results of ongoing clinical trials often report analyses without justification and may mislead clinicians about whether a particular drug or therapy is beneficial.

Pharmacist Feedback, Education Reduce Prescription Errors by Junior Doctors

Pharmacist Feedback, Education Reduce Prescription Errors by Junior Doctors

Pharmacist feedback and education is effective at reducing prescription writing errors by junior doctors in an inpatient setting.

Electronic Health Records Requirements May Affect Patient Care

Electronic Health Records Requirements May Affect Patient Care

The increasing burden of electronic health record documentation requirements is affecting patient care. One physician shares his experiences.

Email Communication With Patients Increases Physician, not Patient Satisfaction

Email Communication With Patients Increases Physician, not Patient Satisfaction

Providers who give patients their email addresses have higher satisfaction, but this does not appear to impact patient satisfaction.