Every year, suicide takes the lives of close to 400 physicians and takes medical care from as many as 1 million patients.
Researchers examined the frequency of overpayments by comparing copayments with the national average reimbursements received by pharmacies for the same prescription for commercially insured patients.
Innovations in digital health and medicine applications are contributing to expanding medical care, particularly among individuals in rural, low-income, or isolated environments.
Academic detailing is an approach to help minimize "irrational" clinical decision making and involves educational outreach professionals who meet with physicians to discuss specific medication use scenarios.
Understanding nonadherence in patients and encouraging a change in attitude toward patients and their medication can improve medication adherence.
Trials to evaluate drugs or devices used to treat chronic medical conditions that are published early in the chain of evidence often show an exaggerated treatment effect compared with subsequent trials.
Report provides updated health insurance estimates from selected states using 2017 National Health Interview Survey data.
One physician shares his experience in dealing with the challenge of prior authorizations for medications and diagnostic imaging, which he calls "a thorn in the side of the practice of medicine."
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.
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.
States that expanded Medicaid cut the probability of non-elderly near-poor adults being uninsured and lowered average out-of-pocket spending.
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