A survey showed 67.3% of patient advocacy organizations received industry funding, while 11.9% received more than half of their funding from industry.
For the second time, the US FDA is warning physicians and patients to be aware of an experimental procedure that is being promoted as a treatment in autonomic dysfunction.
The large number of recalls of medical devices has pointed to a need for more active monitoring of product performance from the standpoints of both safety and efficacy.
A doctor who prescribed a particular insomnia medication in the past was 3 times as likely to continue prescribing the same drug
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.
Nearly half of seniors taking these drug combinations didn't have a formal diagnosis of a mental health condition, insomnia, or pain condition.
Patients were 10% to 30% less likely to acquire a multidrug-resistant organism or C difficile if enhanced disinfection strategies were used in hospitals.
Though many would support changes, only 15% want the law completely repealed.
Using telestroke to evaluate patients with acute ischemic stroke eligible for thrombolysis provided access to acute stroke care in underserved areas.
Katherine A. Roberts, MD, FACE, ECNU, discusses her choice to opt out of Medicare and offers advice to physicians considering doing the same.
Quality improvement measures help to reduce emergency department visits, inpatient hospitalizations, and health care claims.
Excessive charges negatively impact patients who are privately and uninsured.
The FDA instituted widespread updates to product labeling for opioid medications in December, 2016.
Lengthy drug approval processes dampen competition, helping drive drug prices sky-high.
Keeping abreast of changing payment models and regulations is key to maximizing your practice's finances.
Health care provider burnout has been negatively linked to health care quality and safety.
Integrating neurology practice in a primary care medical home can reduce unnecessary testing and tertiary consults.
Investigators have identified several strategies for ensuring the drug's availability at an affordable price.
Prevalence of depression or depressive symptoms was 27.2% while suicide ideation was 11.1%.
Human Resource Practices Linked to Patient Care Quality
Objectivity and good patient-doctor communication are key.
You should respond quickly and demonstrate a willingness to rectify the situation.
Integration of care across specialists helps to improve the overall patient/family experience.
The module includes steps to identify doctors at risk, such as talking about risk factors and warning signs for suicide.
Health IT costs increased by 40 percent between 2009 and 2015 and are expected to continue increasing.
Perceived stigma, fear of career repercussions kept many physicians from seeking treatment or reporting mental health problems.
Doctors should give full attention to patients in the first few minutes of an encounter.
Several strategies for clinical practice and research may reduce the cost of MS treatment while maintaining efficacy.
Millions still struggle with the cost of prescription drugs.
Current government regulations allow drug manufacturers to charge monopolistic prices that aren't opposed by competing market forces.
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