About half of physicians say that they plan to practice medicine for a shorter time or leave as soon as feasibly possible due to the Affordable Care Act, according to an article published Nov. 29 in Medical Economics.
Researchers identify limited evidence base and uneven clinical application as probable reasons for variation.
The US House Ways and Means Committee and the US Senate Finance Committee have passed their versions of the bill to repeal Medicare's failed sustainable growth rate formula, according to a report from the American Medical Association.
Death rates from cancer continue to decline in the United States, but the presence of comorbidity can be an important influence on overall survival, according to a report published online Dec. 16 in Cancer.
Roughly three-quarters of young adults use personal recommendations to select a physician, according to an article published in Medical Economics.
Men dominate scientific production worldwide, accounting for a higher percentage of authorships and greater impact, according to research published in the Dec. 12 issue of Nature.
Determinants of patient loyalty have been identified and include confidence in care provider and coordination of care, according to a report published by Press Ganey.
A rapid and sensitive assay requiring no special equipment can detect Chlamydia trachomatis directly from urine samples with high accuracy, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.
There is an "imbalance" in how Medicare distributes its $10 billion a year for graduate medical education, according to a study published in the November issue of Health Affairs.
For patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer, a therapeutic framework should involve an integrated approach, with joint management by a urologist and medical oncologist, according to an article published online Dec. 9 in Urologic Oncology.