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Q&A: Obtaining Informed Consent in Clinical Research

Q&A: Obtaining Informed Consent in Clinical Research

Obtaining informed consent is crucial in medical research, and new methods of obtaining consent are aiming to make study information more readily accessible.

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American Diabetes Association Voices Concern Over American Health Care Act

American Diabetes Association Voices Concern Over American Health Care Act

The American Diabetes Association has released a statement in opposition of the forthcoming American Health Care Act (AHCA).

Diagnostic Accuracy of X-rays Interpreted Using Cell Phone App

Diagnostic Accuracy of X-rays Interpreted Using Cell Phone App

Researchers found that diagnostic accuracy via cell phone app was on par with traditional digital imaging and internet-based workstation viewing.

ACA: Replacement Plan Formally Introduced by GOP

ACA: Replacement Plan Formally Introduced by GOP

The GOP-proposed plan will remove President Obama's mandate for health insurance, instead offering tax incentives to encourage Americans purchase coverage.

Do Patient Outcomes Differ With Internists Graduating from US vs International Med Schools?

Do Patient Outcomes Differ With Internists Graduating from US vs International Med Schools?

In an observational study, the 30-day mortality rate for patients treated by international doctors was 11.2%.

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.

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