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What a Building Contractor Taught Me About Informed Consent

What a Building Contractor Taught Me About Informed Consent

Identifying a patient's preferences and goals leads to a care plan that can reflect those goals, and this may improve patient satisfaction.

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Best Practices Developed for Use of EHR to Enhance Patient Care

Best Practices Developed for Use of EHR to Enhance Patient Care

Best practices have been developed for using electronic health records to enhance patient-centered care.

Regulatory Requirements Drive Dissatisfaction With EHRs

Regulatory Requirements Drive Dissatisfaction With EHRs

Regulatory requirements are likely to be an important aspect of physician dissatisfaction with electronic health records that is driving burnout.

White House Unveils Plan to Lower Cost of Prescription Drugs

White House Unveils Plan to Lower Cost of Prescription Drugs

FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb MD, said, "The FDA shares the goal of ensuring that American patients have access to quality and affordable care that meets their needs."

Study IDs Unintended Consequence of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

Study IDs Unintended Consequence of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

All of these studies, however, had methodological shortcomings (ie, inadequate adjustment for time-invariant; time-varying confounding factors; no adjustment for competing laws/policies that may have affected overdoses).

Patients Prefer Doctors Who Engage in Face-to-Face Visits

Patients Prefer Doctors Who Engage in Face-to-Face Visits

Patients' perceptions of physicians' compassion were assessed after watching two standardized scripted-video vignettes of physicians.

ACP: Shifting Focus to Social Determinants of Health Can Improve Patient Care

ACP: Shifting Focus to Social Determinants of Health Can Improve Patient Care

The ACP is focusing its efforts on improving health outcomes through the assessment of patients' social determinants of health.

April 28 Is Drug Take Back Day

April 28 Is Drug Take Back Day

April 28, 2018 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

ACP: Position Paper Recommends Solutions to Close Gender Equity Gap

ACP: Position Paper Recommends Solutions to Close Gender Equity Gap

While overall gender diversity has improved in the healthcare profession, female physicians are still paid significantly less than their male counterparts.

Most Doctors' Offices Do Not Offer Flexibility for Uninsured

Most Doctors' Offices Do Not Offer Flexibility for Uninsured

Federally qualified health centers provided the highest rates of primary care appointment availability and discounts for uninsured low-income patients.

Recommendations Developed on Gender Equity in Medicine

Recommendations Developed on Gender Equity in Medicine

The American College of Physicians published recommendations aimed at addressing gender equity in physician compensation and career advancement opportunities.

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