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Culture of Medical Training and Student Well-Being

Culture of Medical Training and Student Well-Being

Changing the learning environment and reforming programs is important to improving the well-being of medical students.

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ACP Asks Congress to Reconsider Repealing Obamacare

ACP Asks Congress to Reconsider Repealing Obamacare

The 115th US Congress is wasting no time considering reforms to the outgoing president's signature healthcare legislation.

Medicare Readmission Rates Drop With Penalties Under Affordable Care Act

Medicare Readmission Rates Drop With Penalties Under Affordable Care Act

Passage of the Medicare Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program under the Affordable Care Act is associated with a more rapid decrease in 30-day risk-standardized readmission rates.

Personal Health Care Spending Continues to Climb in the United States

Personal Health Care Spending Continues to Climb in the United States

The highest spending was for diabetes, ischemic heart disease, and low back and neck pain in 2013.

Health Care Spending on Children Increased From 1996 to 2013

Health Care Spending on Children Increased From 1996 to 2013

Health care spending on children increased from 1996 to 2013 in the United States.

Structured Rounding Tools Beneficial for Multidisciplinary Rounds

Structured Rounding Tools Beneficial for Multidisciplinary Rounds

The use of structured rounding tools improves time allocation per patient and communication breakdowns during hand-offs in multidisciplinary rounds.

Is Outcomes-Based Pricing for New, Costly Drugs Beneficial?

Is Outcomes-Based Pricing for New, Costly Drugs Beneficial?

Outcomes-based pricing for novel and expensive biopharmaceuticals is supported in an Ideas and Opinions piece published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Survey: Factors Influencing Physician Recruitment

Survey: Factors Influencing Physician Recruitment

Factors that influence whether an internal medicine physician will accept a position include opportunities for improved work-life balance as well as compensation.

Adverse Drug Events Are Common Cause of ER Visits

Adverse Drug Events Are Common Cause of ER Visits

Anticoagulants, antibiotics, and diabetes agents were implicated in an estimated 46.9% of emergency department visits.

Searching for Pricing Influences Choice of Health Care Facility

Searching for Pricing Influences Choice of Health Care Facility

Patients who viewed price estimates chose health care facilities with lower relative price estimates.

Strategies Proposed for Mitigating Physician Burnout

Strategies Proposed for Mitigating Physician Burnout

Effective strategies for managing physician burnout include mindfulness and stress-management training.

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