Americans undergo approximately 90,0000 ventral hernia repairs annually. Those who contract methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infections face a difficult course, and clinicians often struggle to eradicate this tenacious infection.
Telemedicine has brought up the issue of whether some visits could be better achieved by an in-person visit or a tele-visit. However, when it comes to unnecessary visits, the best option is eliminating them altogether.
An EHR executive says the healthcare industry needs will have its "own Internet" within the next five years. That story tops this week’s PMD Critical List. Also on the List: Concerns that physicians are failing to adequately advise new mothers and a new CDC report which finds a small percentage of physicians are largely responsible for the overabundance of antibiotic prescriptions.