Practice Management

AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training

AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training

Administration hopes to identify the systemic factors that contribute to this problem.

Online Patient Reviews of EDs and Urgent Care Centers Inform Care Delivery

Online Patient Reviews of EDs and Urgent Care Centers Inform Care Delivery

Publicly available online ratings of emergency departments and urgent care centers provide important insights for health systems.

Pharmacist-Led Effort Cuts Inappropriate Prescriptions in Older Adults

Pharmacist-Led Effort Cuts Inappropriate Prescriptions in Older Adults

Intervention included educational deprescribing information to patients, physicians.

Critical Illness and the Brain: Managing Risk for Cognitive Adverse Effects

Critical Illness and the Brain: Managing Risk for Cognitive Adverse Effects

The results highlight the importance of evaluating and monitoring cognitive function in individuals with recent critical illness or major infections, especially if they are already at risk for dementia.

One-Third of Peds Medication Errors Due to Usability Issues

One-Third of Peds Medication Errors Due to Usability Issues

EHR usability issues contribute to 36% of med errors; 18.8% may have caused harm.

Coordinated Care Needed for Cancer Survivors, Caregivers

Coordinated Care Needed for Cancer Survivors, Caregivers

Efforts needed in implementing routine assessments of needs, facilitating personalized referrals.

Guidelines for Physical Activity in America

Guidelines for Physical Activity in America

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The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans provides recommendations for physical activity that have the potential to reduce the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia, and several cancers.

AHA/ACC Release Updated Guidelines for Cholesterol Management

AHA/ACC Release Updated Guidelines for Cholesterol Management

Updated cholesterol guidelines offer more personalized cardiovascular disease risk assessment.

Trump Administration Finalizes Birth Control Coverage Opt-Out

Trump Administration Finalizes Birth Control Coverage Opt-Out

A birth control coverage opt-out for employers was finalized by the Trump administration on Wednesday.

Nurses With Bachelor's Degree Feel More Prepared

Nurses With Bachelor's Degree Feel More Prepared

Gaps in quality, safety competencies between bachelor's, associate degree nursing grads increase.

Higher Sensitivity With 1-View Digital Breast Tomosynthesis for Breast Cancer Detection

Higher Sensitivity With 1-View Digital Breast Tomosynthesis for Breast Cancer Detection

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One-view digital breast tomosynthesis with a reduced compression force detected breast cancer with higher sensitivity and lower specificity than 2-view digital mammography.

The Positives of Publishing Negatives: Are Researchers Obligated to Share Negative Trial Results?

The Positives of Publishing Negatives: Are Researchers Obligated to Share Negative Trial Results?

Evidence-based medicine is the cornerstone of clinical practice.

Black, Low-Income Women May Not Report Barriers to Care

Black, Low-Income Women May Not Report Barriers to Care

Black women, women living in poverty, and those with higher levels of distrust are less likely to report barriers to timely screening mammography.

Trick-or-Treating Pedestrian Fatalities: Awareness, Safety Interventions Can Reduce Risks

Trick-or-Treating Pedestrian Fatalities: Awareness, Safety Interventions Can Reduce Risks

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Trick-or-treating is a rite of passage for some, but has the potential to become deadly.

Clinician Characteristics Associated With Outpatient Postoperative Opioid Prescribing

Clinician Characteristics Associated With Outpatient Postoperative Opioid Prescribing

Advanced practice providers were found to prescribe more opioids and in larger quantities compared with other physicians.

Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices

Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices

HHS study shows Medicare pays 80 percent more than other countries for certain prescription drugs

Essentials of Wound Care: Alternative Treatments in Wound Management

Essentials of Wound Care: Alternative Treatments in Wound Management

The efficacy of nonpharmacologic agents for wound care should encourage discussion of their usefulness and appropriateness in wound management.

Gap Found in Pneumoccal Vaccine Recommendations Among Primary Care Clinicians

Gap Found in Pneumoccal Vaccine Recommendations Among Primary Care Clinicians

While primary care physicians overwhelmingly recommend pneumococcal vaccines, there is a gap in their knowledge of how to implement related vaccine recommendations.

Guidelines Outlined to Ease Peds Transition to Adult Health Care

Guidelines Outlined to Ease Peds Transition to Adult Health Care

Recommendations developed in realms of infrastructure, education, payment, research.

E-Visit Adoption Increases Office Visits, Healthcare Use in Primary Care

E-Visit Adoption Increases Office Visits, Healthcare Use in Primary Care

Electronic medical visits (e-visits) trigger additional clinic visits, rather than serving as an office visit substitute.

Simple Clinical Assessment in ED Best for Predicting Mortality

Simple Clinical Assessment in ED Best for Predicting Mortality

Agreement between formalized triage assessment and simple clinical assessment was poor.

Pediatric Migraine: Evidence-Based Alternative Management

Pediatric Migraine: Evidence-Based Alternative Management

Recent high-quality clinical trial evidence has demonstrated that medications commonly prescribed for migraine prevention in pediatric patients were not superior to placebo for reducing headache symptoms.

Nutrition Tips for Clinicians: Staying Healthy During Busy Days

Nutrition Tips for Clinicians: Staying Healthy During Busy Days

Between the double shifts and stressful days, keeping energy up and eating right can seem like an insurmountable challenge.

Rifle Type Affects Number of People Wounded, Killed in Active Shooter Incidents

Rifle Type Affects Number of People Wounded, Killed in Active Shooter Incidents

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Researchers suggested that more data is required to create a centralized database that can be used to inform the debate on an assault weapons ban.

Recommendations Developed to Verify Nasogastric Tube Placement in Children

Recommendations Developed to Verify Nasogastric Tube Placement in Children

Recommendations include clinician education, use of gastric pH measurement, radiographs.

Job Market for Nephrologists Continuing to Improve

Job Market for Nephrologists Continuing to Improve

The job market for new nephrologists is continuing to improve, and most fellows would recommend nephrology to medical students or residents.

Patient Perceptions of Clinical Notes at Issue Among Mental Health Providers

Patient Perceptions of Clinical Notes at Issue Among Mental Health Providers

More primary care practices have been making medical records, including clinical notes, available to patients via secure electronic portals.

Communicating Care via Fax: NP Faulted for Negligence

Communicating Care via Fax: NP Faulted for Negligence

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Use of a fax machine and lack of a timely response resulted in the demise of a patient and an accusation of gross negligence.

AAPA and NCCPA Partner to Campaign for Physician Assistant Recognition

AAPA and NCCPA Partner to Campaign for Physician Assistant Recognition

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AAPA and NCCPA partner in a national advertising campaign to raise awareness of the PA profession.

Merge Between Aetna and CVS Health Approved

Merge Between Aetna and CVS Health Approved

A $69 billion merger between health insurer Aetna and pharmacy manager CVS Health has been approved, according to the US.Justice Department.

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