Practice Management News

Gender Wage Gap Facts: What the 2018 Salary Survey Reveals

Gender Wage Gap Facts: What the 2018 Salary Survey Reveals

Is the gender wage gap among NPs and PAs shrinking? We analyzed the results of the past 5 salary surveys to find out.

Discharge Directly From ICU Not Linked to Increased Health Care Use or Mortality

Discharge Directly From ICU Not Linked to Increased Health Care Use or Mortality

Patient discharge directly home from intensive care compared with discharge from a hospital ward was not associated with increased healthcare resource use or mortality.

WHO Issues Guidelines for Managing Diabetes in Low-Resource Settings

WHO Issues Guidelines for Managing Diabetes in Low-Resource Settings

WHO has developed guidelines for selecting therapy for treatment intensiļ¬cation in type 2 diabetes and on the use of insulin in type 1 and 2 diabetes in resource-poor settings.

Legal Advisor

Is Clinician Testimony Allowable in a Sexual Assault Trial?

Is Clinician Testimony Allowable in a Sexual Assault Trial?

A nurse practitioner working in the safe child center of the outpatient pediatric wing of a regional hospital is called to testify in an abuse case.

HIPAA Violation Derails NP's Career

A HIPAA violation harms the successful career of a healthcare provider and causes problems for her former and current employers.

A Case of Wrongful Termination?

A clinician quits her job but afterward sues for wrongful termination.

Malpractice News

Malpractice News

Should a "do not resuscitate" tattoo on an unconscious patient be honored?

A patient presented with COPD, diabetes, and atrial fibrillation and was found to have a large tattoo across his chest reading, "DO NOT RESUSCITATE," followed by his signature.

California penalties on medical errors do not reduce errors

A program in California where hospitals are penalized for preventable medical errors has failed to reduce the number of errors.

New York's proposed "Lavern's Law" halted in state legislature

A law aimed at helping victims of medical malpractice did not pass the New York State Legislature.

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