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Examining Imbalanced, Inefficient Government Mental Health Spending in the Americas

Examining Imbalanced, Inefficient Government Mental Health Spending in the Americas

Governments in the Americas tend to underfund and misallocate spending on mental health.

Can Competency-Based Assessments Identify Residents With Educational Difficulties?

Can Competency-Based Assessments Identify Residents With Educational Difficulties?

A competency-based achievement system may help identify medical residents who are experiencing educational difficulties.

Discrimination Against Physician-Mothers A Widespread Issue

Discrimination Against Physician-Mothers A Widespread Issue

Key themes identified included issues with gendered job expectations, financial inequalities, and limited advancement opportunities, among others.

Mentoring Women in the #MeToo Era: Expert Roundtable

Mentoring Women in the #MeToo Era: Expert Roundtable

Despite record numbers of women working in medicine, instances of gender discrimination and sexual harassment continue to proliferate.

Medical Schools in US See Increase in Diversity

Medical Schools in US See Increase in Diversity

United States medical schools saw increasing percentages of female, black, and Hispanic matriculants.

Coping With Challenges When Working the Holidays

Coping With Challenges When Working the Holidays

For many physicians, working during the holiday season is simply part of the job.

Debating the First Amendment: Is False Speech Constitutionally Protected?

Debating the First Amendment: Is False Speech Constitutionally Protected?

False beliefs are common in society and have permeated the healthcare industry.

Flaws, Potential Solutions for Physician Incentive Programs Examined

Flaws, Potential Solutions for Physician Incentive Programs Examined

Physician incentive programs have not been proven helpful in improving patient outcomes.

Navigating Social Media Issues in Medical Practice: An Expert Interview

Navigating Social Media Issues in Medical Practice: An Expert Interview

Issues that affect employees in all industries are compounded by a unique set of additional concerns that affect employees of medical practices.

Veterans Health Administration Hospitals Outperform Non-VHA Hospitals

Veterans Health Administration Hospitals Outperform Non-VHA Hospitals

Veterans Health Administration (VHA) hospitals outperform non-VHA hospitals for 14 of 15 outcome measures in 121.

Most Insured Patients Not Using Online Portals

Most Insured Patients Not Using Online Portals

Nearly two-thirds of insured adults with a previous healthcare visit did not use an online patient portal in 2017.

Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine

Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine

Larger practice size is an important correlate of telemedicine use.

Hospital Ranking Linked to Mortality Rates, Patient Satisfaction

Hospital Ranking Linked to Mortality Rates, Patient Satisfaction

Top-ranked hospitals for CV care have lower 30-day mortality rates and higher patient satisfaction.

HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden

HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden

Healthcare providers, practice managers, and hospitals have reported challenges with EHR system designs.

Shifting Pattern Seen for Primary Care Office Visits

Shifting Pattern Seen for Primary Care Office Visits

Among patients with employer-sponsored insurance, there was a decline in visits to primary care physicians from 2012 to 2016.

Give Thanks: The Role of Gratitude in Combating Burnout

Give Thanks: The Role of Gratitude in Combating Burnout

Many healthcare organizations are trying a new tactic to reduce rates of burnout: gratitude.

Anomalous Times and Billing Practices of Anesthesia Practitioners Examined

Anomalous Times and Billing Practices of Anesthesia Practitioners Examined

There are concerns that physician discretion in billing may be used inappropriately.

Mental Healthcare Services for Medical Students: An Approach From the University of Pittsburgh

Mental Healthcare Services for Medical Students: An Approach From the University of Pittsburgh

Medical students experience a significantly elevated risk for depression, suicidality, and burnout during their education, even if they matriculate in relatively good health.

CDC: 8.8% Uninsured in United States in First Half of 2018

CDC: 8.8% Uninsured in United States in First Half of 2018

In the first 6 months of 2018, 8.8% of United States individuals of all ages were uninsured, which was not significantly different from 2017.

Switching to High-Deductible Insurance Delays Diabetes Care

Switching to High-Deductible Insurance Delays Diabetes Care

Switching from low- to high-deductible insurance delayed testing and care for macrovascular symptoms in people with diabetes.

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