The FDA will give priority reviews to new generic drugs until there are at least 3 on the market.
Black and Hispanic patients may receive worse end-of-life care.
MACRA sets standards for annual flat fee updates, with a 2-track fee schedule update called the Quality Payment Program.
Most payer reimbursement decision-makers indicate their organization would reimburse this model.
The importance of home health care services, including skilled care and personal care, is increasing in discharge planning and transitional care.
Former pharma reps are educating doctors about costs of meds, encouraging use of generics.
Race/ethnicity and poverty are more pronounced as risk factors for DAMA in elderly inpatients.
Physicians need to improve information available online, including on HealthGrades, Yelp, and ProPublica.
A tool gauging burnout focuses on the 6 institutional areas of workload, control, rewards, community, fairness, and values.
A nine-point plan to reduce health care costs by 28 percent has been developed.
The number of female neurosurgeons in academic leadership positions remains low.
Strategies to save for retirement should be adapted throughout different career stages.
Without access to outpatient care, individuals may face much higher medical costs.
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.
Reasons for women leaving medical practice may include burnout, pay gap, and difficulty returning after leaving to raise a family.
They also found that market share for brand-name drugs decreased at hospitals with sales restrictions.
The fact sheets are meant to help those already participating in or those considering the Merit-based Incentive Payment System.
E-health-based coagulation service was linked to lower frequency of adverse events, including thromboembolism, bleeding, and death.
Rising drug costs are forcing some physicians to take matters into their own hands.
Over the course of the study, face-to-face time with patients declined while time spent completing EHRs increased.
The new approach pays providers based on quality, value, and results delivered, but questions remain.
The main objection to nonreporting of negative results is that it contributes to a body of knowledge that is at best, incomplete, and at worst, wrong.
However, there was an increase in mean compensation amounts and the percentage of paid claims exceeding 1 million.
The transition process can be challenging for patients and families, requiring a great deal of preplanning by providers.
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.
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