The simple act of writing down the indication for a medication can boost patient adherence.
The landscape of prescribing practices is constantly evolving, and clinicians must stay informed to ensure responsible prescribing of controlled substances.
As with any profession, returning to work after long-term absence because of illness or injury can be daunting for healthcare providers.
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The updated guideline provides recommendations for the treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infections.
Sometimes what someone says with body language is clear, but sometimes it’s not — and physicians need to do a little exploring.
Insurance companies believe that if there are enough hurdles to jump over — and if the hurdles are high enough — patients and physicians might stop running.
A recent bill passed in the US House of Representatives proposes a number of changes to malpractice liability rules, including a $250,000 cap on non-economic damages.
In the age of the EHR, physicians enjoy improved access to patient information and data, but additional regulatory and documentation requirements have impaired how physicians practice medicine.
In the new partnership, Aetna will have access to data on pharmaceutical usage patterns that will allow the company to carefully parse the insurance risks it takes on.
Fitness trackers may not be not as effective at inducing positive shifts in diet and exercise habits as traditional methods.
Some might argue that using decision support systems might compromise the organic decision-making process.
Physicians need to think about ethical problems in a way that allows a balance of competing priorities and also leaves room for personalized decision-making.
Clinicians should talk to patients about why they are taking pain medication, how long they have been taking it, and how they feel about being prescribed opioids.
A physician shares his thoughts on the differences between conscious and unconscious thinking and how both apply to solving problems in medicine.
Evidence of the streetlight effect can be found across several fields, including medical research, where investigators draw suspect conclusions from analysis of irrelevant data.
With rates of obesity increasing in the United States, it can be a challenge to help patients successfully lose weight.
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.
Modern treatments for hepatitis C have improved outcomes and experiences for patients.
Medical boards often deal with issues of bias, and it’s not unheard of for providers to be held accountable for such behavior.