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10 Reasons Doctors Should Ditch Voice Mail
We should eliminate voice mail from the practice of medicine. It's inefficient, annoying, inconvenient, and expensive and there are other more efficient tools available that are better, smarter, and cheaper.
Physicians train long and hard to learn how to treat patients' symptoms, but they often leave medical school without a firm grasp on how to speak to patients clearly and compassionately. That skill gap can have consequences, both clinical and financial.
Chemotherapy dose reduction is associated with worse survival in ovarian cancer, according to a study published online July 2 in JAMA Oncology.

As the Greek government rejects the terms of a proposed European Union bailout, physicians from Greece are rejecting the instability and moving elsewhere. That story, plus a look at a new trove of doctor payment data, in this week’s PMD Critical List.
Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs), frequently utilized by emergency medicine physicians and designed to help identify patients who "doctor shop" for prescriptions, are used to guide clinical decisions and opioid prescribing, as well as to facilitate discussions and provide patient education.
Jordanian health care professionals are against family-witnessed resuscitation in adult critical care settings, according to a study published online June 22 in the Journal of Clinical Nursing.

Men with low testosterone treated with injections faced higher risk of myocardial infarction, unstable angina, and stroke compared to men treated with gel-based testosterone replacement therapy.

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