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A Few Bad Apples: Managing Malpractice Claims

A Few Bad Apples: Managing Malpractice Claims

Ranking or otherwise gauging physician quality isn't just a way to assign bragging rights — performance metrics can be used to set reimbursement levels, tailor insurance, and identify physicians who are falling behind.

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CVS Pharmacy Launches Prescription Delivery Service Nationwide

CVS Pharmacy Launches Prescription Delivery Service Nationwide

CVS Pharmacy is now offering home delivery nationwide for prescription drugs, for a service charge of $4.99.

Led by AG Sessions, DOJ Declines to Defend ACA Against Federal Lawsuit

Led by AG Sessions, DOJ Declines to Defend ACA Against Federal Lawsuit

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra pledged to lead the fight to protect the Affordable Care Act.

Does Maintenance of Certification Status Affect Patient Care?

Does Maintenance of Certification Status Affect Patient Care?

Researchers used administrative data to compare effectiveness measures in physicians who either did or did not maintain certification in the 20 years following their initial certification.

AMA Guide Highlights Importance of Caring for Caregivers

AMA Guide Highlights Importance of Caring for Caregivers

Physicians should recognize the challenges associated with informal caregiving and the impact that caregiver burnout can have on patient care.

National Academy of Medicine Identifies Key Care Approaches for High-Need Patients

National Academy of Medicine Identifies Key Care Approaches for High-Need Patients

Approximately 5% of patients in the United States contribute to half of total healthcare spending.

Ethical Dilemmas Vary Based on Physician Professional Values, Social Regulations

Ethical Dilemmas Vary Based on Physician Professional Values, Social Regulations

Study investigators asked physicians whether they perceived specific clinical examples as an ethical dilemma.

Online Consumer Ratings of Physicians Tend to Be Skewed

Online Consumer Ratings of Physicians Tend to Be Skewed

Researchers sought to assess whether distributions of consumer ratings differ across specialties and to provide specialty-specific data to assist consumers and clinicians in interpreting ratings.

CDC: Prevalence of No Insurance Varies by Occupational Groups

CDC: Prevalence of No Insurance Varies by Occupational Groups

Researchers estimated the prevalence of having no health care coverage by occupation using data from the 2013 to 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

Why Medicine Leads the Professions in Suicide, and What We Can Do About It

Why Medicine Leads the Professions in Suicide, and What We Can Do About It

One recent survey found that 42% of US physicians are burned out, with rates of 38% among men and 48% among women. The authors here suggest that clinicians are encouraged to care for human beings, not merely to manage health information.

CDC: Office-Based Physician Visit Rates Vary by Patient Age, Sex

CDC: Office-Based Physician Visit Rates Vary by Patient Age, Sex

Researchers used data from the 2015 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey to describe the characteristics of office-based physician visits in 2015.

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