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Transference in the Age of #MeToo: What Counts as Harassment From a Patient?

Transference in the Age of #MeToo: What Counts as Harassment From a Patient?

The psychological effect on psychiatrist victims should be acknowledged even when the behavior of the perpetrator can be explained by diagnosis.

More Hospitals Mandating Influenza Vaccines for Healthcare Workers, Survey Says

More Hospitals Mandating Influenza Vaccines for Healthcare Workers, Survey Says

Results still indicate a trajectory toward stricter infection prevention at hospitals in general, and highlight a possible need for increased vaccine mandates.

How Is Attending Physician Supervision Linked to Resident, Intern Medical Error Rate?

How Is Attending Physician Supervision Linked to Resident, Intern Medical Error Rate?

Researchers recommended that residency programs reconsider the balance of patient safety, learning needs, and resident autonomy.

CDC: Office-Based Physician Visit Rates Vary by Patient Age, Sex

CDC: Office-Based Physician Visit Rates Vary by Patient Age, Sex

Physician visiting rates deal with many more characteristics than assumed.

Primary Care Physicians Report Top Administrative Hassles

Primary Care Physicians Report Top Administrative Hassles

Primary care physicians report experiencing difficulty with obtaining and following up on specialty care for patients.

How Do Business Partner Data Breaches Affect Your Practice?

How Do Business Partner Data Breaches Affect Your Practice?

Business associate agreements should be prioritized; collaborative policies can help patch attacks

Growth in Healthcare Employment Has Led to Rise in Healthcare Costs

Growth in Healthcare Employment Has Led to Rise in Healthcare Costs

In an era in which technology constantly evolves and becomes smarter by the day, it's not surprising that healthcare costs continue to climb.

Does Maintenance of Certification Status Affect Patient Care?

Does Maintenance of Certification Status Affect Patient Care?

Researchers used administrative data to compare effectiveness measures in physicians who either did or did not maintain certification in the 20 years following their initial certification.

Medicaid Expansion Ups Access to Rehab in Young Adults With Injury

Medicaid Expansion Ups Access to Rehab in Young Adults With Injury

Medicaid expansion correlated with an increase in Medicaid coverage and an increase in discharge to rehabilitation facilities.

CDC: Prevalence of No Insurance Varies by Occupational Groups

CDC: Prevalence of No Insurance Varies by Occupational Groups

The researchers observed a significant decrease in the prevalence of being uninsured among workers aged 18 to 64 years.

In Children's Health Care, Value-Based Payment Reform Needed to Lower Costs, Improve Care

In Children's Health Care, Value-Based Payment Reform Needed to Lower Costs, Improve Care

Clinicians involved in children's health care can drive changes in payment models to improve the quality, cost-effectiveness, and the degree to which care is child-focused.

Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative Improves Care Delivery

Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative Improves Care Delivery

The Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative improves primary care delivery but does not reduce Medicare spending enough to cover care management fees.

A Few Bad Apples: Managing Malpractice Claims

A Few Bad Apples: Managing Malpractice Claims

Ranking or otherwise gauging physician quality isn't just a way to assign bragging rights — performance metrics can be used to set reimbursement levels, tailor insurance, and identify physicians who are falling behind.

Older Adults Often Reluctant to Set Up Secure Patient Portal

Older Adults Often Reluctant to Set Up Secure Patient Portal

Some adults who had not set up a patient portal expressed concerns about doing so, including 27 percent who were very concerned about the chance of error relative to talking to someone by phone or in person.

ACP: Delay, Denial of H-1B Visas Disruptive to Training, Patient Care

ACP: Delay, Denial of H-1B Visas Disruptive to Training, Patient Care

The denial or delay of visas for international students is disruptive to both the training program and to patient care.

Health System Expansions Place Patients at Risk for Safety Concerns

Health System Expansions Place Patients at Risk for Safety Concerns

System expansions in the current healthcare environment are making clear impacts on clinical care and patient safety.

Language Used in Medical Record Can Affect Patient Care

Language Used in Medical Record Can Affect Patient Care

Stigmatizing language used in medical records to describe patients can influence medical students and residents in terms of their attitudes towards the patient and their clinical decision-making.

Congress Approves Bill Expanding Private Care for VA Patients

Congress Approves Bill Expanding Private Care for VA Patients

The bill was passed in the Senate on a 92 to 5 vote.

CDC: No Change in Level of Uninsured in United States in 2017

CDC: No Change in Level of Uninsured in United States in 2017

The uninsured rate in 2017 was similar to the uninsured rate in 2016.

Tips on Improving Communication With Older Patients

Tips on Improving Communication With Older Patients

Communication with older patients can be complicated for several reasons.

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