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Do Computerized Decision Support Systems Have a Place in Medicine?

Do Computerized Decision Support Systems Have a Place in Medicine?

Decision support systems in clinical settings can dramatically decrease the time and manpower needed to perform a variety of tasks, but do they cause more harm than good?

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Patients Report Major Concerns With Physicians

Patients Report Major Concerns With Physicians

The Physicians Foundation commissioned a survey of health care consumers to examine attitudes on the physician-patient relationship, the cost of health care, social determinants, and lifestyle issues.

Rising Health Care Costs to Blame for Increased Spending

Rising Health Care Costs to Blame for Increased Spending

From 2012 to 2016, cumulative spending growth was 15% and was primarily due to price increases, especially for administered drugs, emergency room visits, and surgical hospital admissions.

Effects of Medicaid Expansion on Coverage, Out-of-Pocket Expenses

Effects of Medicaid Expansion on Coverage, Out-of-Pocket Expenses

States that expanded Medicaid cut the probability of non-elderly near-poor adults being uninsured and lowered average out-of-pocket spending.

Physicians Prefer Communication With Patients via Email

Physicians Prefer Communication With Patients via Email

Providers who give patients their e-mail addresses have higher satisfaction, but this does not appear to impact patient satisfaction.

Call Upon Congress to Prevent Merit-Based Incentive Payment Systems to Part B Therapies

Call Upon Congress to Prevent Merit-Based Incentive Payment Systems to Part B Therapies

The current Part B drug payment structure already makes it difficult for some providers, particularly those in small practices or working in rural settings, to procure and administer expensive Part B drugs

AMA Guidelines for Physicians Creating an Online Presence

AMA Guidelines for Physicians Creating an Online Presence

The American Medical Association recommends physicians take advantage of the internet to reach patients, but exercise caution in their online presence.

Medicaid: Enrollee's Satisfied With Health Care Overall

Medicaid: Enrollee's Satisfied With Health Care Overall

Few Medicaid enrollee's feel that their insurance is a major barrier to receiving care.

Reducing Physician Burnout By Improving Communication Skills

Reducing Physician Burnout By Improving Communication Skills

Good communication between patient and physician can improve care and reduce burnout.

More Health Issues, Poor Outcomes Reported Among Gender Minority Adults

More Health Issues, Poor Outcomes Reported Among Gender Minority Adults

Surveillence data confirms that in the US, gender minority adults experience marked health disparities.

Does Text Message Monitoring Impact Medication Adherence and Adverse Events?

Does Text Message Monitoring Impact Medication Adherence and Adverse Events?

Ninety-eight percent of participants reported that the text messaging intervention was easy to use.

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