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Addressing the Uncertainties of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program for Medical School Graduates

Addressing the Uncertainties of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program for Medical School Graduates

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program promises to forgive any remaining federal loan debt for employees at governmental or nonprofit institutions following 10 years of loan repayments.

No Meaningful Increase in Physician Compensation in 2017

No Meaningful Increase in Physician Compensation in 2017

There was no meaningful increase in physician compensation in 2017, and a decline in productivity was noted.

2017 Financial Preparedness Report Highlights Top Concerns From Resident Physicians

2017 Financial Preparedness Report Highlights Top Concerns From Resident Physicians

An annual survey of resident physicians conducted by AMA Insurance found that the top financial concern of current residents is paying off medical school loans.

Most Surgical Residents Want Financial Education

Most Surgical Residents Want Financial Education

Surgical residents feel strongly that personal financial education should be offered during medical training.

Government and Industry Lead the Way in Funding USPSTF Systematic Reviews

Government and Industry Lead the Way in Funding USPSTF Systematic Reviews

Researchers sought to assess the frequency of specific government agencies and organizations in their funding for the review studies.

Standardized Funder Policies Will Improve Transparency, Publication Bias in Clinical Trials

Standardized Funder Policies Will Improve Transparency, Publication Bias in Clinical Trials

Research findings suggest the need for greater adherence to a standardized set of policies aimed at improving transparency among clinical trial funders.

Countdown to Retirement With Saving Strategies for Physicians

Countdown to Retirement With Saving Strategies for Physicians

Even young, fresh-out-of-residency physicians need to think about retirement.

Rates of Major Depression Up Among US Insured, Especially Youth

Rates of Major Depression Up Among US Insured, Especially Youth

Diagnoses of major depression have increased since 2013, particularly among adolescents and millennials.

Opioid-Related Payments Linked to Increase in Opioid Rx

Opioid-Related Payments Linked to Increase in Opioid Rx

Findings suggest that opioid manufacturers should stop marketing to physicians in an effort to reduce opioid prescription rates.

ACP: Position Paper Recommends Solutions to Close Gender Equity Gap

ACP: Position Paper Recommends Solutions to Close Gender Equity Gap

While overall gender diversity has improved in the healthcare profession, female physicians are still paid significantly less than their male counterparts.

Nonoptimized Drug Therapy Costs More Than $500 Billion Annually

Nonoptimized Drug Therapy Costs More Than $500 Billion Annually

The estimated annual cost of prescription drug-related morbidity and mortality resulting from nonoptimized medication therapy was $528.4 billion in 2016.

Drug Copayments Elevated Relative to Cost of Prescription Drugs

Drug Copayments Elevated Relative to Cost of Prescription Drugs

Overpayment rates above 33% were reported for 12 of the 20 most commonly prescribed drugs.

Healthcare Spending in the United States vs Other High-Income Countries

Healthcare Spending in the United States vs Other High-Income Countries

US spending data was compared with that of 10 other high-income countries.

Examining the Gender Pay Gap: Diagnosing Medicine's Gender Biases

Examining the Gender Pay Gap: Diagnosing Medicine's Gender Biases

Throughout medicine and the biomedical sciences, women continue to receive lower salaries and less funding, have fewer publications and first author publications, and are promoted at slower and lower rates.

Price Markup Associated With Outpatient Oncology Services Examined

Price Markup Associated With Outpatient Oncology Services Examined

Inflated medical costs may affect patients' treatment decisions as out-of-pocket costs increase.

High-Deductible Health Plans Linked to Lower Health Care Utilization

High-Deductible Health Plans Linked to Lower Health Care Utilization

Emergency department visits declined by 14% among study participants were switched to a high-deductible health plan.

340B Drug Pricing Program Participation May Increase Physician-Hospital Consolidation

340B Drug Pricing Program Participation May Increase Physician-Hospital Consolidation

Participation in the 340B Drug Pricing Program has been associated with hospital-physician consolidation particularly among hematologist-oncologists.

Male Physicians Receive Higher Payments From Biomedical Industry vs Female Physicians

Male Physicians Receive Higher Payments From Biomedical Industry vs Female Physicians

Men received a greater number and higher value of general payments than women physicians.

Health Care Costs in the United States: Are Physician Salaries Really the Problem?

Health Care Costs in the United States: Are Physician Salaries Really the Problem?

Decreasing physicians' salaries will not improve the cost of health care in the United States, but it may discourage individuals from entering the healthcare field.

Increases in Health Care Spending Related to Increases in Service Price, Intensity

Increases in Health Care Spending Related to Increases in Service Price, Intensity

Researchers found an increase in healthcare spending in association with increases in US population size and an increase in association with aging of the population.

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