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.
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%.
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