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Will Free Medical School Tuition Bring More Diversity to Medicine?

Will Free Medical School Tuition Bring More Diversity to Medicine?

By offering free tuition, NYU hopes to bring more diversity to their medical school program.

Physician-Patient Relationships: The Benefits of Long-Term Medical Practice

Physician-Patient Relationships: The Benefits of Long-Term Medical Practice

Long-term physician-patient relationships are increasingly rare in the era of electronic documentation.

How Should Clinicians Discuss Prognosis With Patients?

How Should Clinicians Discuss Prognosis With Patients?

Talking to sick patients about their future health prospects is a challenge.

How the Government Shutdown Affects FDA Activities

How the Government Shutdown Affects FDA Activities

The consequence of the shutdown means the budget appropriated by Congress for the Agency is on hold, resulting in approximately 7000 of it's 17,000 employees being furloughed.

Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years

Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years

Spending on medical marketing of drugs, disease awareness campaigns, health services, and laboratory testing increased from $17.7 billion to $29.9 billion from 1997 through 2016.

ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate

ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate

Eliminating the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate penalty is unlikely to destabilize the individual market in California but could roll back coverage gains.

Exclusion of Physicians From Public Health Insurance Up From 2007 to 2017

Exclusion of Physicians From Public Health Insurance Up From 2007 to 2017

From 2007 to 2017, the number of physicians excluded from Medicare and state public insurance programs increased.

Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model Reduces Costs

Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model Reduces Costs

The Medicare-implemented Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) bundled-payment model reduces spending for hip or knee replacement.

Price of Alirocumab Would Have to Be Further Reduced to Be Cost-Effective

Price of Alirocumab Would Have to Be Further Reduced to Be Cost-Effective

For patients with a recent acute coronary syndrome receiving a statin, the price of alirocumab would have to be reduced to be cost-effective.

Addressing Workplace Violence Against Physicians

Addressing Workplace Violence Against Physicians

Once revered and idolized by society and patients, physicians are increasingly being subjected to verbal and physical violence at work.

Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year

Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year

Enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is down since 2017.

Continuity of Care Tied to Lower Expenditures, Hospitalization

Continuity of Care Tied to Lower Expenditures, Hospitalization

Continuity is one of a handful of core tenets of primary care that should be incorporated into official primary care measures.

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.

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