After public opposition, the DEA has withdrawn its plan to classify the kratom plant as a schedule 1 substance.
The AABB evaluated studies that examined hemoglobin thresholds for red blood cell transfusion and red blood cell storage duration.
The quality of clinical outpatient care has not consistently improved throughout the past decade.
Activity trackers may help transfusion-dependent patients estimate hemoglobin levels.
Treating patients at high risk of an STI before the culture results are available could lead to overtreatment.
Many physician assistants come to the profession after working as certified athletic trainers.
Alternative anesthetics can be used for patients who have a lidocaine allergy.
When clinicians write informal prescriptions, their supervising physicians may also suffer the consequences.
A peer-review analysis identified the source of increasing drug prices in the United States.
Researchers compared quality of care, acute care use, and program investment costs of team-based care and traditional practices.
Some patients may be reluctant to seek care after sustaining an injury.
A clinician sends an 18-year-old patient for a same-day MRI but forgets to review the results with the same urgency.
In the last few years, clinicians have overwhelmingly moved to recognize the implicit biases in their practice of medicine.
Panel size has been equated with the level of care that patients receive.
<i>Lancet</i> series highlights need for understanding and improving health care in transgender communityAugust 03, 2016
The Lancet aims to provide a framework to improve the health and lives of members of the transgender community across the globe.
As the volume of patients in emergency departments across the country rise, more EDs are experimenting with appointment reservation systems.
A greater understanding of the healthcare issues specific to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community may improve the quality of care.
General practices that prescribe fewer antibiotics may encounter slightly higher incidences of pneumonia and peritonsillar abscess.
Clinicians can help patients by providing information on pharmacies that offer discounts, coupons, and affordable prescriptions.
Rather than identify patients as having low health literacy, it is recommended that clinicians use Universal Health Literacy Precautions.
Updated guidelines for safely sedating pediatric patients have been released by the AAP and AAPD.
When recommending probiotics to patients, NPs should remember that different strains have different health benefits.
Despite the widespread use of NSAIDs to treat pain, many patients lack knowledge about these medications and their risks.
Both PAs and NPs who practice addiction medicine have seen progress made in 2016 to increase practice authority.
An automated telephone call prior to a primary care visit can encourage patients to discuss their alcohol consumption.
A medical center takes issue with a clinician who uses her employee access to view her ex-husband's medical records.
Sometimes, stepping into a new professional role takes longer than expected.
Over a 2-year period, the researchers estimated that the United States could have saved $73 billion by prescribing generic equivalents.
Researchers found that shared decision making is effective when managing medication therapy in patients.
Research findings support the need to establish a goal of increased antibiotic stewardship among physicians.