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Assessing Insurance Coverage Trends in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adults in the Post-ACA Era

Assessing Insurance Coverage Trends in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adults in the Post-ACA Era

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Lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults still delay medical care due to cost despite having access to insurance coverage.

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

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

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

Technological Breakthroughs in Medicine Move Physician-Patient Interactions From The Computer Screen Back to the Exam Room

Technological Breakthroughs in Medicine Move Physician-Patient Interactions From The Computer Screen Back to the Exam Room

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While technological breakthroughs have had positive effects in the corporate world, they have led to exacerbated physician burnout in the medical field.

Six-Step Analysis Can Help Improve Practice Logistics

Six-Step Analysis Can Help Improve Practice Logistics

A six-step analysis can help redesign and improve the outpatient health care process.

Residents Working Long Hours Can Increase Alertness

Residents Working Long Hours Can Increase Alertness

Medical residents can take steps to maintain their energy and alertness during long shifts.

Majority of Internists Still Have Financial Ties to Industry

Majority of Internists Still Have Financial Ties to Industry

A majority of internists still report financial ties to industry.

What Does the Cigna-Express Scripts Merger Mean for the Future of Health Care?

What Does the Cigna-Express Scripts Merger Mean for the Future of Health Care?

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The $67 billion merger between Cigna and Express Scripts will be the first of its kind.

Raising Expectations: How One Organization Is Revamping Hospital Food

Raising Expectations: How One Organization Is Revamping Hospital Food

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If there's one thing hospitals are not known for, it's culinary success.

Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among Clinical Practice Guideline Authors

Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among Clinical Practice Guideline Authors

There is a high prevalence of financial conflicts of interest among authors of clinical practice guidelines.

Would A Change in Nomenclature for Intensive Care Units Promote Less Aggressive Care?

Would A Change in Nomenclature for Intensive Care Units Promote Less Aggressive Care?

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The term "intensive care unit" (ICU) was meant to refer to the intensity of the resources allocated to patient care.

Persistent Expenses Associated With High-Cost Medicare, Medicaid Beneficiaries

Persistent Expenses Associated With High-Cost Medicare, Medicaid Beneficiaries

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Beneficiaries identified as "high cost" were likely to stay high cost over a 3 year period.

Minority Residents Report Cultural Challenges in Education, Workplace

Minority Residents Report Cultural Challenges in Education, Workplace

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Minority resident physicians report incidences of microaggression, occasional racism, and challenges in integrating their cultural identity into the workplace.

Designing the Therapeutic Space: Using Layout, Color, and Other Elements to Get Patients in the Right Frame of Mind

Designing the Therapeutic Space: Using Layout, Color, and Other Elements to Get Patients in the Right Frame of Mind

While there is no single way to design a conducive therapeutic room, mental health professionals can help ensure that clients have a comfortable therapeutic experience by keeping the area a welcoming, cozy, warm, and safe environment for emotionally vulnerable individuals.

Little to No Association Found Between Physician Performance and Medical School Ranking

Little to No Association Found Between Physician Performance and Medical School Ranking

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Researchers found a limited association between the ranking of a physician's medical school and patient mortality or readmission rates.

High Cost of Clinical Trials Under FDA Pediatric Exclusivity Program Examined

High Cost of Clinical Trials Under FDA Pediatric Exclusivity Program Examined

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The costs to patients are high when trials are carried out under the FDA's pediatric exclusivity program.

Should Physicians Play a Role in Minimizing the Societal Cost of Medical Care?

Should Physicians Play a Role in Minimizing the Societal Cost of Medical Care?

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Physicians are evenly divided on the importance of considering societal cost and resource allocation while providing individual patient care.

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

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

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

Giving Flu Shots in Pharmacies Could Up Vaccination Coverage

Giving Flu Shots in Pharmacies Could Up Vaccination Coverage

Administering influenza vaccines through pharmacies in addition to traditional locations can increase vaccination coverage in the event of an epidemic.

The Striking Effects of Diversity in Health Care: Improving Patient Outcomes

The Striking Effects of Diversity in Health Care: Improving Patient Outcomes

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Two Stanford researchers sought to study the effects of diversity on health care among men of color.

Interviews Can Help Ensure Physician Candidates Fit Culture

Interviews Can Help Ensure Physician Candidates Fit Culture

n preparing to interview to hire a new physician, practices must understand their own cultures.

Implementing EMRs Affects Time Spent With Patients in Clinic

Implementing EMRs Affects Time Spent With Patients in Clinic

Following a six-month learning period to implement an electronic medical record system, outpatient orthopedic clinics return to pre-implementation efficiency, but there may be other lasting effects on productivity.

How Do Medical Scribes Reduce EHR Documentation Burden for Physicians?

How Do Medical Scribes Reduce EHR Documentation Burden for Physicians?

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The use of medical scribes for electronic health record documentation reduced primary care physician burden.

Understanding the Blame Game: Why Are Voluntary Event Reporting Rates So Low?

Understanding the Blame Game: Why Are Voluntary Event Reporting Rates So Low?

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Does a hospital's blame culture — "nonpunitive response to error" according to researchers — influence medical error reporting rates?

When Will Medicine Join the Women's Movement?

When Will Medicine Join the Women's Movement?

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A recent report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine confirms that sexual harassment is a problem across all fields of science.

Hospital Privacy Curtains Become Increasingly Contaminated

Hospital Privacy Curtains Become Increasingly Contaminated

Curtains surrounding patient beds become progressively contaminated with bacteria.

Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use

Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use

Medical practices can take steps to avoid problems related to use of social media by staff members.

Scholarship Support Limited for Veterans Enrolling in MD Programs

Scholarship Support Limited for Veterans Enrolling in MD Programs

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Despite Veterans Affairs scholarship support, costs for veterans attending medical school are high.

The Open Access Debate: Should Patients Freely Access Research?

The Open Access Debate: Should Patients Freely Access Research?

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Patients and their families are advocating for their right to access the latest medical research papers to help find potential treatments and understand health conditions.

Make the Most of Employment: Guidelines for Evaluating Physician Employment Contracts

Make the Most of Employment: Guidelines for Evaluating Physician Employment Contracts

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Physician employment contracts include a number of bonuses and benefits that can be included or negotiated.

Business Degree Increasingly Useful for Physicians

Business Degree Increasingly Useful for Physicians

Having a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) can help doctors with important, practice-related decisions.

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