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Challenges of Medical Liability Reform

Challenges of Medical Liability Reform

A hostile medical litigation climate is one of the major problems with the existing malpractice insurance system, driving significant losses of access to quality health care.

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Female Physicians More Likely to Leave Medical Practice

Female Physicians More Likely to Leave Medical Practice

Reasons for women leaving medical practice may include burnout, pay gap, and difficulty returning after leaving to raise a family.

Half of US Doctors Receive Payments From Pharma Industry

Half of US Doctors Receive Payments From Pharma Industry

They also found that market share for brand-name drugs decreased at hospitals with sales restrictions.

New Tools Available to Guide Physicians Through Merit-Based Payments

New Tools Available to Guide Physicians Through Merit-Based Payments

The fact sheets are meant to help those already participating in or those considering the Merit-based Incentive Payment System.

With Drug Costs Increasing, Some Physicians Are Inventing Solutions

With Drug Costs Increasing, Some Physicians Are Inventing Solutions

Rising drug costs are forcing some physicians to take matters into their own hands.

Computer Tasks Taking Away From Clinic Time

Computer Tasks Taking Away From Clinic Time

Over the course of the study, face-to-face time with patients declined while time spent completing EHRs increased.

MACRA Changes How Medicare Will Pay Doctors

MACRA Changes How Medicare Will Pay Doctors

The new approach pays providers based on quality, value, and results delivered, but questions remain.

Paid Malpractice Claims Halved From 1992 to 2014 in US

Paid Malpractice Claims Halved From 1992 to 2014 in US

However, there was an increase in mean compensation amounts and the percentage of paid claims exceeding 1 million.

Past Behavior Influences Prescribing of Insomnia Drugs

Past Behavior Influences Prescribing of Insomnia Drugs

A doctor who prescribed a particular insomnia medication in the past was 3 times as likely to continue prescribing the same drug

Physician Burnout Challenges Sense of Professional Calling

Physician Burnout Challenges Sense of Professional Calling

Physicians who were completely burned out had lower odds of finding their work rewarding, seeing their work as one of the most important things in their lives, or thinking that their work makes the world a better place.

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.

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