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Opting Out of Medicare: A Physician's Perspective

Opting Out of Medicare: A Physician's Perspective

Katherine A. Roberts, MD, FACE, ECNU, discusses her choice to opt out of Medicare and offers advice to physicians considering doing the same.

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How To Reduce Hospital-Acquired Infections

How To Reduce Hospital-Acquired Infections

Patients were 10% to 30% less likely to acquire a multidrug-resistant organism or C difficile if enhanced disinfection strategies were used in hospitals.

Affordable Care Act Repeal: Most Physicians Aren't On Board

Affordable Care Act Repeal: Most Physicians Aren't On Board

Though many would support changes, only 15% want the law completely repealed.

Quality Improvement Measures Improve Health Care Utilization in Epilepsy

Quality Improvement Measures Improve Health Care Utilization in Epilepsy

Quality improvement measures help to reduce emergency department visits, inpatient hospitalizations, and health care claims.

Excessive Physician Charges Create Patient Burden

Excessive Physician Charges Create Patient Burden

Excessive charges negatively impact patients who are privately and uninsured.

FDA Regulatory Processes Driving High Drug Prices

FDA Regulatory Processes Driving High Drug Prices

Lengthy drug approval processes dampen competition, helping drive drug prices sky-high.

Burnout Has Negative Impact On Health Care, Quality

Burnout Has Negative Impact On Health Care, Quality

Health care provider burnout has been negatively linked to health care quality and safety.

Integrated Neurology Care Helps Curb Health Care Costs

Integrated Neurology Care Helps Curb Health Care Costs

Integrating neurology practice in a primary care medical home can reduce unnecessary testing and tertiary consults.

Naloxone Price Hike May Have Negative Impact on Overdose-Related Deaths

Naloxone Price Hike May Have Negative Impact on Overdose-Related Deaths

Investigators have identified several strategies for ensuring the drug's availability at an affordable price.

Depression, Suicide Ideation Prevalent in Medical Students

Depression, Suicide Ideation Prevalent in Medical Students

Prevalence of depression or depressive symptoms was 27.2% while suicide ideation was 11.1%.

Human Resource Practices Linked to Patient Care Quality

Human Resource Practices Linked to Patient Care Quality

Human Resource Practices Linked to Patient Care Quality

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