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Remedying the Faults of Peer Review
Although hospitals routinely implement peer review processes to ensure that physicians are meeting the prevailing standards of care, the procedure has been associated with controversy.
New Plan Would Permit Doctors to Treat Patients in Other States
A proposal to make it much easier for doctors licensed in one state to treat patients in other states in person, online, or by videoconference has been prepared by the Federation of State Medical Boards, which includes the agencies that license and discipline doctors
Scientists Issue Warning for Mixing St. John
Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have released a study showing the potential of a dangerous interaction between a common supplement and prescription medication.
Regular Aspirin Use Linked to Drop in Pancreatic Cancer Risk
Regular aspirin use may be associated with a reduction in the risk of pancreatic cancer, according to a study published online June 26 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.
Patients Responsible for Outcomes of Risky Behavior
The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that patients can be at least partially responsible for their health outcomes resulting from their own unhealthy behavior, according to the American Medical Association (AMA), which supported the physicians in the case.
UnitedHealth Cutting More Docs Frm Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth Group's Medicare Advantage network has begun notifying physicians of a new wave of cuts to its network, according to an article published June 17 in Medical Economics.
Cancer Screening Discussions Lack Shared Decision-making
The majority of patients report that shared decision-making is lacking when it comes to cancer screening decisions, according to a study published online June 8 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
PCP Follow-up Cuts Readmission After High-Risk Surgery
For surgical patients at high risk of readmission, especially those with surgical complications, early primary care provider (PCP) follow-up reduces the rate of readmission, according to a study published online June 25 in JAMA Surgery.
Tips Offered for Improving Practice Productivity
Four steps can be utilized to improve practice productivity, according to an article published June 24 in Medical Economics
Wikipedia Drug Entries Not Up-to-Date
Patients frequently turn to digital media for drug information; however, many Wikipedia entries about medications aren't up-to-date and accurate, according to a perspective piece published in the June 26 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
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