Researchers evaluated the use of subspecialty consultation for Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized for nonsurgical conditions, compared payments for consultative and nonconsultative care, and assessed payment differences across hospital referral regions.
Based on initial gains in health care access from the passage of the 2010 Patient Protection and ACA, the ACP offers recommendations on how to improve the law and achieve universal health care coverage.
Fifty-three medical professionals, including 31 doctors, are among the 60 people charged by U.S. authorities for their alleged involvement in the illegal prescribing and distribution of opioid painkillers.
The investigators suggest that community health and health equity become more central goals of Community Benefit, and recommend 4 changes to federal policy that will help prioritize community health needs and foster greater collaboration with key community partners.
As rates of physician burnout continue to climb, a diverse group of researchers weigh in on enhancing resilience and particularly emphasize enlightening educators about how resilience develops during residency.