Practice Management

AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training

AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training

By collecting data on suicides by medical students, residents, and fellows, the American Medical Association hopes to identify ways to reduce suicides among doctors-in-training.

Mental Healthcare Services for Medical Students: An Approach From the University of Pittsburgh

Mental Healthcare Services for Medical Students: An Approach From the University of Pittsburgh

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Medical students experience a significantly elevated risk for depression, suicidality, and burnout during their education, even if they matriculate in relatively good health.

Intervention by Pharmacists May Effectively Reduce Use of Inappropriate Medications in the Elderly

Intervention by Pharmacists May Effectively Reduce Use of Inappropriate Medications in the Elderly

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An intervention by community pharmacists consisting of sending elderly patients educational information on deprescribing of inappropriate medications resulted in higher levels of discontinuation of inappropriate medications within 6 months compared with those in patients who received usual care.

How Does Accepting Blame Affect Future Medical Errors?

How Does Accepting Blame Affect Future Medical Errors?

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Assuming blame for a medical error may help patients and families heal.

Education Can Up Emotional Intelligence in Residents

Education Can Up Emotional Intelligence in Residents

Following an educational intervention, residents from pediatrics and med-ped residency programs have an increase in total emotional intelligence.

Walgreens Now Offers Next-Day Rx Delivery Service With FedEx

Walgreens Now Offers Next-Day Rx Delivery Service With FedEx

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Currently, same-day delivery is available only in Dallas, Chicago, New York City, Gainesville, Miami, Tampa, and Fort Lauderdale; this program will be expanded in 2019.

Cleaning Up "Fake News" in Health Care

Cleaning Up "Fake News" in Health Care

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Inaccurate health claims have become a public health issue.

Increased Use of Electronic Health Records Linked With Heightened Risk for Health Data Breaches

Increased Use of Electronic Health Records Linked With Heightened Risk for Health Data Breaches

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Rates of health information breaches are increasing despite legal and moral obligations to protect patient information.

Office Visits to Primary Care Physicians Drop, Increase For NPs, PAs

Office Visits to Primary Care Physicians Drop, Increase For NPs, PAs

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Between 2012 and 2016, trends in primary care visits suggest that physician office visits dropped across every state in the Unites States while visits to NPs and PAs increased.

Physicians Often Don't Address Their Burnout

Physicians Often Don't Address Their Burnout

More than half of physicians experience burnout, and many do not seek treatment.

Interviews Can Help Ensure Physician Candidates Fit Culture

Interviews Can Help Ensure Physician Candidates Fit Culture

In preparing to interview to hire a new physician, practices must understand their own cultures.

Data Age in Clinical Trials Is About Three Years at Publication

Data Age in Clinical Trials Is About Three Years at Publication

The median data age in clinical trials in journals with a high impact factor is about three years at publication.

Should Physicians Offer Treatments Contrary to Published Guidelines?

Should Physicians Offer Treatments Contrary to Published Guidelines?

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When deviating from published guidelines, physicians must ensure their recommendations are based on justified belief, not personal bias.

Research Links Doctor Burnout to Patient Safety Incidents

Research Links Doctor Burnout to Patient Safety Incidents

Physician burnout is associated with increased risk of patient safety incidents, poorer quality of care due to low professionalism, and reduced patient satisfaction.

Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use

Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use

Medical practices can take steps to avoid problems related to use of social media by staff members.

Making the Case for Donor-Funded Research

Making the Case for Donor-Funded Research

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Research funded by private donors in exchange for research-related benefits has long been criticized as a "pay to play" research model.

Enough Is Enough? When Health Metrics Shift From Useful to Too Much

Enough Is Enough? When Health Metrics Shift From Useful to Too Much

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When is enough enough when it comes to health metrics?

Business Degree Increasingly Useful for Doctors

Business Degree Increasingly Useful for Doctors

Having a Master of Business Administration degree (M.B.A.) can help doctors with important, practice-related decisions.

Residents Working Long Hours Can Increase Alertness

Residents Working Long Hours Can Increase Alertness

Medical residents can take steps to maintain their energy and alertness during long shifts.

#MeToo Movement: Public Health Challenges, Benefits Examined

#MeToo Movement: Public Health Challenges, Benefits Examined

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Researchers are concerned that the increased focus on sexual harassment resulting from the #MeToo campaign may cause negative health outcomes.

Online Tool Helps Patients With Advance Care Planning

Online Tool Helps Patients With Advance Care Planning

The patient-facing PREPARE advance care planning program plus an easy-to-read advance directive significantly increases documentation of advance care planning and patient-reported engagement.

The Positives of Publishing Negatives: Are Researchers Obligated to Share Negative Trial Results?

The Positives of Publishing Negatives: Are Researchers Obligated to Share Negative Trial Results?

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Evidence-based medicine is the cornerstone of clinical practice.

Technological Breakthroughs in Medicine Move Physician-Patient Interactions From The Computer Screen Back to the Exam Room

Technological Breakthroughs in Medicine Move Physician-Patient Interactions From The Computer Screen Back to the Exam Room

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While technological breakthroughs have had positive effects in the corporate world, they have led to exacerbated physician burnout in the medical field.

Use of Both Aspirin and NSAIDs Associated With Incident Heart Failure Risk

Use of Both Aspirin and NSAIDs Associated With Incident Heart Failure Risk

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The use of both NSAID and aspirin was positively associated with incident HF in adults with no prior history of CVD.

Minority Residents Report Cultural Challenges in Education, Workplace

Minority Residents Report Cultural Challenges in Education, Workplace

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Minority resident physicians report incidences of microaggression, occasional racism, and challenges in integrating their cultural identity into the workplace.

Raising Expectations: How One Organization Is Revamping Hospital Food

Raising Expectations: How One Organization Is Revamping Hospital Food

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If there's one thing hospitals are not known for, it's culinary success.

Majority of Internists Still Have Financial Ties to Industry

Majority of Internists Still Have Financial Ties to Industry

A majority of internists still report financial ties to industry.

Advantages and Challenges of Community-Based Health Interventions Examined

Advantages and Challenges of Community-Based Health Interventions Examined

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Therapeutic lifestyle changes administered in a community setting can be effective in reducing blood pressure among black people with hypertension.

Designing the Therapeutic Space: Using Layout, Color, and Other Elements to Get Patients in the Right Frame of Mind

Designing the Therapeutic Space: Using Layout, Color, and Other Elements to Get Patients in the Right Frame of Mind

While there is no single way to design a conducive therapeutic room, mental health professionals can help ensure that clients have a comfortable therapeutic experience by keeping the area a welcoming, cozy, warm, and safe environment for emotionally vulnerable individuals.

Little to No Association Found Between Physician Performance and Medical School Ranking

Little to No Association Found Between Physician Performance and Medical School Ranking

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Researchers found a limited association between the ranking of a physician's medical school and patient mortality or readmission rates.

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