Practice Management

Initiative Can Cut Gender Gap in Medical School Faculty Salaries

Initiative Can Cut Gender Gap in Medical School Faculty Salaries

An institutional gender equity initiative (GEI) can reduce gender-based salary gaps among medical school faculty.

Addressing Workplace Violence Against Physicians

Addressing Workplace Violence Against Physicians

Once revered and idolized by society and patients, physicians are increasingly being subjected to verbal and physical violence at work.

Legal and Public Health Issues in Drug Advertising Pricing Examined

Legal and Public Health Issues in Drug Advertising Pricing Examined

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Direct-to-consumer television advertising may not be the best place to provide cost information on prescription drugs and biologic products.

Challenges in Weighing Costs, Therapeutic Benefits of Expensive Pharmaceuticals

Challenges in Weighing Costs, Therapeutic Benefits of Expensive Pharmaceuticals

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Physicians have a moral obligation to protect their patients from both physical and financial harms associated with pharmaceutical therapies.

Medical Schools in US See Increase in Diversity

Medical Schools in US See Increase in Diversity

After implementation of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) diversity accreditation standards, U.S. medical schools saw increasing percentages of female, black, and Hispanic matriculants.

Can Competency-Based Assessments Identify Residents With Educational Difficulties?

Can Competency-Based Assessments Identify Residents With Educational Difficulties?

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A competency-based achievement system may help identify medical residents who are experiencing educational difficulties.

Examining the Evolution of the Patient-Physician Relationship

Examining the Evolution of the Patient-Physician Relationship

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As patients continue to equip themselves with knowledge gleaned from sources outside the exam room, physicians must reassess their role.

HIT-Related Stress Linked to Burnout Among Physicians

HIT-Related Stress Linked to Burnout Among Physicians

Stress related to use of health information technology (HIT) is common and predictive of burnout among physicians.

Navigating Social Media Issues in Medical Practice: An Expert Interview

Navigating Social Media Issues in Medical Practice: An Expert Interview

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Issues that affect employees in all industries are compounded by a unique set of additional concerns that affect employees of medical practices.

Flaws, Potential Solutions for Physician Incentive Programs Examined

Flaws, Potential Solutions for Physician Incentive Programs Examined

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Physician incentive programs have not been proven helpful in improving patient outcomes.

Mentoring Women in the #MeToo Era: Expert Roundtable

Mentoring Women in the #MeToo Era: Expert Roundtable

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Despite record numbers of women working in medicine, instances of gender discrimination and sexual harassment continue to proliferate.

Discrimination Against Physician Mothers A Widespread Issue

Discrimination Against Physician Mothers A Widespread Issue

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Key themes identified included issues with gendered job expectations, financial inequalities, and limited advancement opportunities, among others.

Patient Education Can Improve Chronic Disease Management

Patient Education Can Improve Chronic Disease Management

An educational intervention can improve patients' ability to self-manage their chronic diseases.

Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine

Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine

Only 15.4 percent of physicians work in practices that use telemedicine for a wide spectrum of patient interactions, with larger practice size being an important correlate of telemedicine use.

Exclusion of Doctors From Public Health Insurance Up 2007 to 2017

Exclusion of Doctors From Public Health Insurance Up 2007 to 2017

From 2007 to 2017, the number of physicians excluded from Medicare and state public insurance programs increased.

MFIQ Comprehensively Evaluates Migraine Intervention Outcomes

MFIQ Comprehensively Evaluates Migraine Intervention Outcomes

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The MFIQ is a novel patient-reported outcome instrument developed as a quality measure of preventive therapies in adults with migraine.

Understanding Therapeutic Misconceptions Associated With Clinical Trial Enrollment

Understanding Therapeutic Misconceptions Associated With Clinical Trial Enrollment

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Therapeutic misconception is an important type of false belief in medical research and medical practice.

Hospital Discharge During Holiday Season Considered Novel Risk for Readmission, Death

Hospital Discharge During Holiday Season Considered Novel Risk for Readmission, Death

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The "Christmas Effect" has been linked to increased risks in patients discharged from the hospital during the December holiday season.

Most Insured Patients Not Using Online Portals

Most Insured Patients Not Using Online Portals

Nearly two-thirds of insured adults with a previous health care visit did not use an online patient portal in 2017.

AMA <i>Code of Medical Ethics</i> Guides Physicians in Fighting Harmful Online Health Information

AMA Code of Medical Ethics Guides Physicians in Fighting Harmful Online Health Information

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Health information is widely available online, yet the quality of that information can be dubious at best.

Many Americans Unaware of Promise of Personalized Medicine

Many Americans Unaware of Promise of Personalized Medicine

Medical science has made tremendous advances in personalized medicine. However, the American public is still struggling to understand the implications of these targeted treatments.

HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden

HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has developed a draft strategy to reduce the health information technology (IT) burden, and the strategy is open for public comment through Jan. 28, 2019.

Hospital Ranking Linked to Mortality Rates, Patient Satisfaction

Hospital Ranking Linked to Mortality Rates, Patient Satisfaction

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Top-ranked hospitals for CV care have lower 30-day mortality rates and higher patient satisfaction.

Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians

Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians

Many patients intentionally withhold information from clinicians.

Clinicians Must Do Their Part to Address Inaccurate Online Health Information

Clinicians Must Do Their Part to Address Inaccurate Online Health Information

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Clinicians have a responsibility to engage in initiatives that improve the quality of health information available online.

Shifting Pattern Seen for Primary Care Office Visits

Shifting Pattern Seen for Primary Care Office Visits

Among patients with employer-sponsored insurance, there was a decline in visits to primary care physicians (PCPs) from 2012 to 2016.

Shifting Pattern Seen for Primary Care Office Visits

Shifting Pattern Seen for Primary Care Office Visits

Among patients with employer-sponsored insurance, there was a decline in visits to primary care physicians (PCPs) from 2012 to 2016.

Shifting Pattern Seen for Primary Care Office Visits

Shifting Pattern Seen for Primary Care Office Visits

Among patients with employer-sponsored insurance, there was a decline in visits to primary care physicians (PCPs) from 2012 to 2016.

The Future Of Robot Physicians: Is Artificial Intelligence Poised to Take Over Medicine?

The Future Of Robot Physicians: Is Artificial Intelligence Poised to Take Over Medicine?

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By 2030, robots will likely replace 800 million workers. Will physicians make the cut?

Physician Responsibility to Combat "Fake News" in Medicine

Physician Responsibility to Combat "Fake News" in Medicine

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It's easy for patients to seek out information that backs up their beliefs and dismiss other sources as "fake news."

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