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Team-based health care improves patient outcomes, physician well-being

September 18, 2018
Implementing optimal team-based health care is associated with improvements in patient outcomes, the efficiency of care and the well-being and…
In the Journals

Burnout frequency varies by specialty, but exact prevalence unclear

September 18, 2018
Symptoms of burnout and career choice regret were common among U.S. resident physicians, but differed substantially by clinical specialty, according…
In the Journals

Drug prices rise twice as fast during shortages

September 17, 2018
During a shortage, drug prices increase two times as quickly as they would have in the absence of a shortage, according to findings published in…
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Past rulings may provide insight on how Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh may impact health care

September 7, 2018
The Senate Judiciary Committee began hearings this week for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The former Supreme Court law clerk and…
In the Journals

Physician burnout may lead to suboptimal patient care

September 4, 2018
Physician burnout was associated with about a twofold increase in unsafe patient care, unprofessionalism and low patient satisfaction, according to…

Lack of preparedness, mixed messages, delay shift to value-based care

August 30, 2018
The U.S. health care system continues to struggle in its transition from fee-for-service to value-based care.

Trump administration reports progress in lowering drug prices, while AMA, AAFP, await word on their proposals

August 22, 2018
President Donald J. Trump’s administration’s plan to lower drug prices — a 44-page document it calls the American Patients First…
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AMA president advocates for more equitable future in medicine

August 20, 2018
PONTE VEDRA, Fla. — American Medical Association President Barbara L. McAneny, MD, wants to energize women to enact change that will bring…

FDA: Modeling, simulation offer opportunity to advance public health

August 16, 2018
Modeling and simulation are valuable research and product development tools that are helping to advance regulatory science, according to the FDA. The…

ACP: CMS ‘Pathway to Success’ is a bumpy one

August 14, 2018
The American College of Physicians said in a press release there were good things and bad things about the new CMS plan known as Pathways to Success…

Trump administration creates insurance plans it says are affordable, medical ethicist says are ‘junk’

August 2, 2018
A new battle has begun in the ongoing war between the Trump administration and most medical societies on what the definition of health care insurance…

Transitional care management services reduce mortality, Medicare costs

August 1, 2018
Significant reductions in mortality and Medicare costs occurred in the month after transitional care management services were provided, according to…

Societies encouraged by spirit of CMS' proposed changes, question efficacy

July 31, 2018
CMS’s suggestions to modernize Medicare with the intention of restoring the doctor-patient relationship a broad, wide-reaching…

Doctors concerned after HHS-funded website shuts down

July 30, 2018
The National Guideline Clearinghouse website — the online tool that the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality said provided information…

CMS resumes ACA payments for insurers

July 26, 2018
CMS recently rescinded its decision to stop further collections or payments under the risk adjustment program. The permanent risk adjustment program…

Vivli launches data-sharing platform to advance clinical research

July 19, 2018
The nonprofit organization Vivli launched a new data-sharing and analytics platform today that will advance clinical research by streamlining the…

Analysis: CMS stopping risk adjustment payments leaves insurance premiums in limbo, jeopardizes Affordable Care Act

July 12, 2018
The CMS decision to stop further collections or payments under the risk adjustment program leaves many questions about future health coverage and…
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Physicians reporting burnout twice as likely to make medical mistakes

July 9, 2018
Physicians with burnout reported medical errors at double the rate of other clinicians after adjusting for specialty, work hours, fatigue and work…

Exclusive commentary: FDA approval of marijuana-based drug ‘should open doors for significant advances’

July 5, 2018
The recognition of potential utility of marijuana for medicinal purposes is nothing new. A search in PubMed by Healio Family Medicine found several…
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Number of self-employed health care professionals drops 10% since 2001

June 29, 2018
The percentage of health care professionals who were self-employed declined and the gap in earnings between employed and self-employed health care…
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