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.
Every year, suicide takes the lives of close to 400 physicians and takes medical care from as many as 1 million patients.
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.
Providers who give patients their e-mail addresses have higher satisfaction, but this does not appear to impact patient satisfaction.
The American Medical Association is offering a 3-hour online nutrition course for physicians to help patients make the nutritional changes they need to prevent and help treat heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
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?
Evaluating the pros and cons of medical machine learning algorithms in medicine.
Several factors contribute to healthcare inequalities in the United States. David Himmelstein, MD, from the City University of New York School of Urban Public Health at Hunter College, weighs in on the issue.
The 2017 revisions to the Common Rule deal largely with improving the transparency and clarity of intended uses under the current standard of informed consent while introducing a new concept of "broad consent" that can significantly expand the reach of research that continues to yield new and important information.
Evidence of the streetlight effect can be found across several fields, where investigators draw conclusions from analysis of irrelevant or most readily available data.
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
A 6.2-fold variation in thyroidectomy rates was noted throughout the US.
One clinic shares results after replacing magazines with tablets allowing patients to examine their risk of developing diabetes.
The American Medical Association recommends physicians take advantage of the internet to reach patients, but exercise caution in their online presence.
Few Medicaid enrollee's feel that their insurance is a major barrier to receiving care.
Patients stigmatized based on size experience poor psychological and physical health.
Good communication between patient and physician can improve care and reduce burnout.
Accountable Care Organizations have potential to improve the quality of and access to care, with continued evaluation and adaptation.
Median increases in health care costs were 12% and 36% for people with overweight and obesity.
Patients with diabetes had higher hospital readmission rates compared with patients who did not have diabetes.
Take a moment to participate in this poll on medications you prescribe to your patients with type 2 diabetes.
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