Practice Management Archive
Structured communication involving families, nurses, and physicians can reduce harmful medical errors and improve family experience during pediatric hospitalizations.
An institutional gender equity initiative (GEI) can reduce gender-based salary gaps among medical school faculty.
From 2007 to 2017, the number of physicians excluded from Medicare and state public insurance programs increased.
Physicians have a moral obligation to protect their patients from both physical and financial harms associated with pharmaceutical therapies.
Machine learning models incorporated into electronic health records (EHRs) may predict the risk for emergency hospital admissions.
Among patients with employer-sponsored insurance, there was a decline in visits to primary care physicians (PCPs) from 2012 to 2016.
Veterans Health Administration (VHA) hospitals outperform non-VHA hospitals for 14 of 15 outcome measures in 121 regions.
After infections tied to unapproved stem cell treatments sent 12 people to the hospital this past year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a stern warning about the products.
From 2005 to 2017, there was a substantial increase in telemedicine use, although use was still uncommon in 2017.
Despite numerous difficulties, early figures show that sign-ups for health coverage next year under the Affordable Care Act are higher than expected.
Knitting is both process- and product-oriented, encompassing repetitive tasks that can exercise physical and cognitive skills
National health care spending slowed in 2017.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Does Not Recommend Routine Supplements for Chronic Disease Prevention
Routine use of vitamin and mineral supplements to prevent chronic disease is not recommended.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has developed a draft strategy to reduce the health information technology (IT) burden, and the strategy is open for public comment through Jan. 28, 2019.
Physician incentive programs have not been proven helpful in improving patient outcomes.
Therapeutic misconception is an important type of false belief in medical research and medical practice.
Continuity of care scores are significantly associated with lower expenditures and hospitalization rates.
False beliefs are common in society and have permeated the healthcare industry.
Key themes identified included issues with gendered job expectations, financial inequalities, and limited advancement opportunities, among others.
Medication errors in acute care that result in death occur most often in patients older than 75 years, with the most common error category being omitted medicine or ingredient.
The "Christmas Effect" has been linked to increased risks in patients discharged from the hospital during the December holiday season.
After implementation of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) diversity accreditation standards, U.S. medical schools saw increasing percentages of female, black, and Hispanic matriculants.
Nearly two-thirds of insured adults with a previous health care visit did not use an online patient portal in 2017.
Stress related to use of health information technology (HIT) is common and predictive of burnout among physicians.
An educational intervention can improve patients' ability to self-manage their chronic diseases.
Health information is widely available online, yet the quality of that information can be dubious at best.
"Gender Panic" in Clinical Settings: Protecting Public Accommodations Access for Transgender Individuals
There is substantial discussion in the United States regarding the use of public accommodation laws to legislate bathroom access for transgender individuals.
Currently, same-day delivery is available only in Dallas, Chicago, New York City, Gainesville, Miami, Tampa, and Fort Lauderdale; this program will be expanded in 2019.
Many patients intentionally withhold information from clinicians.
The ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway provides guidance to clinicians who treat patients with cardiovascular disease who are also smokers.
Only 15.4 percent of physicians work in practices that use telemedicine for a wide spectrum of patient interactions, with larger practice size being an important correlate of telemedicine use.
The transition from the workforce into retirement is always challenging, but for physicians accustomed to working long or odd hours, it can be especially difficult.
In the first six months of 2018, 8.8 percent of U.S. individuals of all ages were uninsured, which was not significantly different from 2017.
Clinicians have a responsibility to engage in initiatives that improve the quality of health information available online.
Many healthcare organizations are trying a new tactic to reduce rates of burnout: gratitude.
Healthcare interventions should assess the multiple layers of a person's life, rather than simply classifying marginalized groups as vulnerable.
Assuming blame for a medical error may help patients and families heal.
When deviating from published guidelines, physicians must ensure their recommendations are based on justified belief, not personal bias.
The FDA announced a major update of the United States' system for approving medical devices.
By 2030, robots will likely replace 800 million workers. Will physicians make the cut?
Patient and family partnership in care should include treatment of patients and families with dignity and respect, their active engagement in all aspects of care, and their contribution to the improvement of health care systems and education of health care professionals.
Older patients with poor health, health behaviors, social support, and self-efficacy are more likely to have an unexpected readmission to the hospital.
The results of a recent survey of thousands of nurses and patients show that hospital patient safety remains a serious concern.
Health and social service utilization decreased in immigrant communities after the 2016 presidential election.
Data from patient- and family-reported error narratives indicate that problems related to patient-physician interactions are major contributors to diagnostic errors.
By collecting data on suicides by medical students, residents, and fellows, the American Medical Association hopes to identify ways to reduce suicides among physicians-in-training.
A neighborhood's "phase" of gentrification may be predictive of certain health disparities among residents.
Researchers are concerned that the increased focus on sexual harassment resulting from the #MeToo campaign may cause negative health outcomes.
Medicare costs may be contained by incentivizing multisector health activities, according to researchers.
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults still delay medical care due to cost despite having access to insurance coverage.
Hundreds of thousands more low-income Americans could get health insurance after voters in three Republican-leaning states approved Medicaid expansion in the midterm elections.
A pharmacist-led intervention has the potential to reduce prescriptions for inappropriate medication in older adults.
As the global population grows, food sustainability and its effect on public health becomes even more important.
The patient-facing PREPARE advance care planning program plus an easy-to-read advance directive significantly increases documentation of advance care planning and patient-reported engagement.
Nearly 12% of Americans live in households considered food insecure.
This guidance, updated for the first time since 2008, provides evidence-based recommendations for children (ages 3-17) and adults.
Global progress in health has slowed, and improvements in health have been unevenly distributed.
GoFundMe, one of the largest crowdfunding sites, reported that medical campaign funding has increased $2 billion from 2015 to 2016.
A birth control coverage opt-out for employers was finalized by the Trump administration on Wednesday.
The $67 billion merger between Cigna and Express Scripts will be the first of its kind.
There are several concerns associated with produce prescription programs, despite the benefits to patients.
Evidence-based medicine is the cornerstone of clinical practice.
Employer-sponsored wellness programs can put physicians in an unenviable position.
The modern American diet is widely recognized as a major determinant of morbidity and mortality.
The American Heart Association and others are urging the court to reconsider changes to short-term limited-duration insurance plans.
The 23andMe Personal Genome Service Pharmacogenetic Reports test can detect 33 variants for multiple genes, corresponding to more than 50 commonly prescribed medications and over-the-counter products.
Maryland's Health Enterprise Zone Initiative reduced hospitalizations and led to net cost savings.
Individual vs Community Needs: Should Hospitals Subsidize Expensive Lifesaving Care for Foreign Patients?
Experts debate whether it is ethically permissible to provide life-saving treatment to a non-US citizen who does not have health insurance.
Mortality rates for infants and youths generally declined in the United States from 1999 to 2015, though they remain higher than rates in Canada and England/Wales, with especially high rates among black and American Indian/Alaskan Native youth.
A standardized community health worker-delivered intervention, Individual Management for Patient-Centered Targets, improves patient-perceived quality of care and reduces hospitalizations for low-income patients with chronic diseases.
Among top-ranked U.S. hospitals, data reveal discrepancies in information provided to patients regarding medical records release processes as well as noncompliance with state and federal regulations.
In an effort to reduce high drug costs, the prices paid by Medicare for certain prescription drugs would be based on those in other advanced industrial nations.
The field of nutritional epidemiology needs radical reform.
Many supplements contain one or more stimulants that have been the subject of U.S. Food and Drug Administration-issued public notices.
A multicomponent intervention (Stand More At [SMArT] Work) can reduce sitting time over the short, medium, and long terms.
The "deep learning" approach to artificial intelligence allows computers to perform diagnostic tasks with accuracy comparable to that of trained medical professionals.
Researchers found a limited association between the ranking of a physician's medical school and patient mortality or readmission rates.
More than 25 professional medical and patient advocacy organizations are in opposition to the Trump Administration's latest effort to undermine the Affordable Care Act.
The costs of delivering a new Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) may be higher than the expected reimbursement.
The costs to patients are high when trials are carried out under the FDA's pediatric exclusivity program.
Data show that there is a significant difference in how black patients are treated compared with patients of other races.
Guidelines have been updated to support the health care transition from adolescence to adulthood.
The progression from personalized medicine to wellness genomics as mapped by researchers began with pioneering work on the molecular genetic code.
The use of an artificial intelligence algorithm could become valuable for medical decision-making processes.
A $69 billion merger between health insurer Aetna and pharmacy manager CVS Health has been approved.
Physicians are evenly divided on the importance of considering societal cost and resource allocation while providing individual patient care.
Electronic health records can offer information on social and behavioral data, which can aid research investigating genetic and social factors across health disparities.
The United States will have the largest drop in life expectancy rankings of all high-income countries by 2040.
Between the double shifts and stressful days, keeping energy up and eating right can seem like an insurmountable challenge.
Two Stanford researchers sought to study the effects of diversity on health care among men of color.
Industry employees are often involved in the design, conduct, and reporting of industry-funded trials in high-impact journals.
Career choice regret, specialty choice, and anxiety in medical school have been linked with elevated rates of burnout in resident physicians
Doing without medical care is much more common among low-income residents of states that have not expanded Medicaid than among low-income people in other states.
There is a continual debate regarding which approaches should be used to base stratification of patients to precision therapy.
Dietary supplements often include active pharmaceuticals, even after warnings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Physician employment contracts include a number of bonuses and benefits that can be included or negotiated.
Prices of prescription drugs in short supply between 2015 and 2016 were found to increase more than twice as quickly as they would have in the absence of a shortage.
The role of mHealth technologies, including smartphone applications and wearable sensors that enable real-time health monitoring, has become more prevalent within the last decade.
Minority residents describe burdens associated with race/ethnicity, including microaggressions and bias on a daily basis.
Universal health coverage has been proposed as a way of improving access to healthcare in low- and middle-income countries.
Endocrinology Advisor Articles
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- Insulin Analogs vs Regular Human Insulin for Type 2 Diabetes
- Primary Characteristics of PCOS Predictive of Obstetric Complications
- Trends in Bisphosphonate Use and Hip Fracture Rates in Denmark
- Maternal Thyroid Function in Pregnancy Linked to Childhood Risk for Disease
- ADA's 2019 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes Focus on Patient-Centered Care
- Sleep Habits Affect Insulin Sensitivity in Adolescents With Overweight, Obesity
- Levothyroxine Associated With Increased Mortality in Patients With Heart Failure
- Head-to-Head Comparison of Professional vs Personal CGM Systems in T1D
- Dual vs Triple Therapy for Metformin Treatment Intensification in Type 2 Diabetes
- Risk for Congenital Heart Defects in Offspring of Mothers With Obesity
- Is the MiniMed 670G System Safe for Children With Type 1 Diabetes?
- Gender-Affirming Hormonal Treatment and Long-Term Bone Safety
- Obesity Linked to Lower Gray Matter Brain Volume
- No Evidence for Health Benefits of Nonsugar Sweeteners