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Book a Ticket to Relaxation: Can a Vacation Stave Off Burnout?

Book a Ticket to Relaxation: Can a Vacation Stave Off Burnout?

A 2-week vacation may be essential to your health as a practicing physician.

Pharmacist-Led Phone Follow-Up May Cut Readmission Rates

Pharmacist-Led Phone Follow-Up May Cut Readmission Rates

A pharmacist-led, postdischarge structured telephone follow-up (TFU) intervention can reduce 30-day and 90-day readmission rates for polypharmacy patients.

Should Mental Health Screenings for Physicians Be Standard Procedure?

Should Mental Health Screenings for Physicians Be Standard Procedure?

The suicide rate among physicians far exceeds that of the general population.

Physician Burnout Tied to Ability to Address Social Needs

Physician Burnout Tied to Ability to Address Social Needs

Improving clinic capacity to respond to patients' social needs may reduce primary care physician burnout.

Infection Control Guidelines in the OR and Anesthesia Work Area

Infection Control Guidelines in the OR and Anesthesia Work Area

SHEA guideline reflects the potential for clinically significant cross transmission in the intraoperative environment.

More High-Value Care Associated With Receipt of Primary Care

More High-Value Care Associated With Receipt of Primary Care

Receipt of primary care is associated with significantly more high-value care, slightly more low-value care, and a better health care experience.

New Patient Wait Times at VA Medical Centers Improved Between 2014 and 2017

New Patient Wait Times at VA Medical Centers Improved Between 2014 and 2017

Compared with wait times at VA health centers, wait times in the private sector remained static.

Virtual Video Visits Liked by Patients, Providers

Virtual Video Visits Liked by Patients, Providers

Virtual video visits can effectively replace office visits for selected patients across medical specialties without sacrificing quality of care or patient-physician communication.

Discrimination, Inflexible Work Hours Keep Women Away From Careers in Surgery

Discrimination, Inflexible Work Hours Keep Women Away From Careers in Surgery

Although 55% of UK medical school students are women, only 28% of these women go on to pursue a career in surgery.

Missed General Practice Appointments Linked To Increased Morbidity, Mortality

Missed General Practice Appointments Linked To Increased Morbidity, Mortality

For patients with both physical and mental health-related long-term conditions, missing healthcare appointments is associated with an increased risk of multimorbidity.

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