Growth in hospital prices and payments outpaced growth in physician prices and payments through 2014.
Lower uninsured rates and higher per-visit costs for self-pay and privately insured individuals drive this higher cost.
Data from the National Healthcare Safety Network database to assess the association between value-based incentive programs and catheter-associated UTIs in ICU settings.
The prevalence rates of burnout, low engagement, and turnover are all high among primary care clinicians and staff.
Eight percent of protocols excluded adverse event outcomes entirely, while adverse event outcomes were partially reported or changed in the remaining 27% of protocols.
As with any profession, returning to work after long-term absence because of illness or injury can be daunting for healthcare providers.
Patient-physician relationships have been unintentionally deprioritized in current clinical practice.
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Curbside consults are commonplace in both hospital and ambulatory settings.
Both functional age and surgical ability, rather than chronologic age, should be used to determine the competency of an aging surgeon.
A pharmacist-led, postdischarge structured telephone follow-up intervention can reduce 30-day and 90-day readmission rates for polypharmacy patients.
The suicide rate among physicians far exceeds that of the general population.
The median total charges submitted to Medicare increased, but there was not a significant increase in the actual amount paid from Medicare.
The HRRP has increased the risk for 30-day post-discharge mortality in Medicare beneficiaries.
Compared with wait times at VA health centers, wait times in the private sector remained static.
Clinicians must weigh the benefits and challenges linked with self-disclosure of immigration status.
Dermatology is ranked the second least diverse medical field, following only behind orthopedics.
Although 55% of UK medical school students are women, only 28% of these women go on to pursue a career in surgery.
Racism is embedded in all US institutions, including medicine — so what steps are being taken to improve the well-being of the healthcare workforce?
The ACR is urging CMS to adopt safeguards to protect Medicare Advantage beneficiaries from step therapy.
Older male physicians who practice family medicine, internal medicine, psychiatry, or surgery were more likely to have been excluded from insurance reimbursement participation.
A group of physicians has banded together to file a class-action lawsuit against the American Board of Internal Medicine and the organization's monopolization on the process of board certification.
Between 2016 and 2017, the mean paid childbearing leave for faculty physicians at 12 top United States medical schools was just 8.6 weeks.
Long-term physician-patient relationships are increasingly rare in the era of electronic documentation.
Talking to sick patients about their future health prospects is a challenge.
For patients with a recent acute coronary syndrome receiving a statin, the price of alirocumab would have to be reduced to be cost-effective.
A competency-based achievement system may help identify medical residents who are experiencing educational difficulties.
Key themes identified included issues with gendered job expectations, financial inequalities, and limited advancement opportunities, among others.
Despite record numbers of women working in medicine, instances of gender discrimination and sexual harassment continue to proliferate.
Issues that affect employees in all industries are compounded by a unique set of additional concerns that affect employees of medical practices.
Many healthcare organizations are trying a new tactic to reduce rates of burnout: gratitude.
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