Practice Management News
Patients treated by older physicians have higher mortality than those cared for by younger physicians
Researchers found that patients treated by older physicians had higher 30-day mortality than those cared for by younger physicians, despite similar patient characteristics.
The updated guideline includes recent advances in diagnostic imaging and improvements in catheter-based and surgical interventions for patients with valvular heart disease.
The ACGME announces that residency programs can increase shift hours for first-year residents from 16 to 24 hours.
An NP does not inform her patient about his lab results, which showed extensive kidney damage. He collapsed 2 months later.
A clinician's failure to follow up on a patient's mole results in a delayed diagnosis of cancer.
A clinician misses a differential diagnosis when she refers a patient to a specialist for rectal bleeding.
A program in California where hospitals are penalized for preventable medical errors has failed to reduce the number of errors.
A law aimed at helping victims of medical malpractice did not pass the New York State Legislature.
A clinician has called for the retraction of a study that identified medical errors as the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States.
Adding another healthcare provider to the practice schedule creates additional access for the patient.
An FNP reflects on the lessons he has learned in practice throughout the year.
The VA ruled to grant veterans direct access to advanced practice registered nurses who work in the VA healthcare system.
Most opioid-dependent pregnant patients understand that intravenous drug use is a major transmission modality of HCV.
The gap between supply and demand in the rheumatology workforce is expected to widen substantially by 2030.
The policy was unanimously approved at the AAPA 2017 conference.
A recent FNP graduate breaks down how he prepared to take (and pass) the AANP exam.
Planning ahead can help reduce the anxiety that comes along with final exams and boards.
A doctorate of nursing practice degree provides leadership and research-based clinical practice experience.
Greater impact of daily stressors, behavioral problems and worry about the future associated with more difficulty adapting.
Despite being the leading cause of mental retardation and disability in children, there are currently no national public awareness campaigns on CMV.
Coordinating with a cancer survivor's oncology team and understanding the survivorship plan can help ease care transitions.
A reduction in weight and glycohemoglobin was seen in patients that completed a diabetes prevention course.
Drug screening, risk stratification and pharmacogenetic testing should be used to guide prescribing habits.
Offering specific recommendations may be more beneficial to patients than food plate/pyramid nutritional guidelines.
Changes in the Affordable Care Act place greater emphasis on preventive medicine in primary care.
Introducing a single full-time orthopedic trained PA in the hospital setting benefited patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty.
Having open patient-centric conversations can help redirect focus and encourage cooperation in health-care settings.
Advanced practice practitioners covered the majority of direct, first-line care at four Seattle facilities.