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Providers and hospitals are making slow progress toward achieving meaningful use stage 2, according to an article published July 10 in Medical Economics.
Based on hypothetical scenarios, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients would accept treatments with lower efficacy and greater risk to achieve lower duration and frequency, according to research published in the July issue of Arthritis Care & Research.
Medicare support for graduate medical education should be restructured and based on its value and contribution to the nation's health needs, according to a report published July 29 by the Institute of Medicine.
By Katie Eder, Managing Editor
Many studies that inform current international guidelines for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) are of poor quality and lack applicability in clinical practice.
Pharmaceutical sales representatives' access to physicians is continuing to decrease, even in previously rep-friendly specialties, according to a report published by ZS Associates.
Most Americans focus on provider quality related to doctor-patient interactions rather than effectiveness of care when defining provider quality, according to a report published by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
The risk of hospitalized bacterial infections in older rheumatoid arthritis patients is similar for rituximab or abatacept compared to etanercept, although it is higher for infliximab, according to a study published in the July issue of Arthritis Care & Research.
By Katie Eder, Managing Editor
Although the true prevalence of shoulder disorders in general practice remains unknown, an analysis of ultrasound imaging reports offers physicians some insight into the underlying causes of shoulder pain.
By Jackie Syrop
During the first open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act, more than 10 million Americans gained health insurance coverage.
There has been a decrease in the number of uninsured following the open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act, according to a report published online July 23 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Physician's Money Digest
The stock market is continuing to climb, but there are concerns about an impending market downturn. People may want to start looking elsewhere for smart investments.
Studies have found that an advisor can only help so much. The client's own financial knowledge has a large impact on financial perform.