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Patients Prefer Specific Info From Doctors for Prostate Cancer
Although patients with prostate cancer endorse multiple sources of information, they report greatest satisfaction with information from the treating physician about patient outcomes, according to research to be published in the May issue of The Journal of Urology.
Study Compares Transvaginal Approaches for Vaginal Prolapse
For women undergoing surgery for vaginal prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, outcomes for two common transvaginal approaches are comparable, and perioperative behavioral therapy with pelvic floor muscle training does not improve surgical outcomes, according to a study published in the March 12 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Post-Surgical Pain Highly Influential in Patient Satisfaction
Postsurgical pain scores are strongly linked to patient satisfaction during hospitalization, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, held from March 6 to 9 in Phoenix.
More Than Four Million Have Signed Up for ACA
More than four million Americans have signed up for health coverage through state and federal insurance marketplaces established by the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration announced Tuesday.
Medicare Drug Plan Changes Withdrawn by White House
Proposed changes to the Medicare prescription drug program have been withdrawn by the Obama administration after strong opposition from patient groups.
Discrepancies Identified in Studies on ClinicalTrials.gov, Journals
Nearly all clinical trials reported on ClinicalTrials.gov and published in high-impact journals report at least one discrepancy in cohort, intervention, or results, according to a research letter published in the March 12 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Consultant Offers Tips for Evaluating Staff Pay
Setting salaries and dealing with raises for a practice's staff can be tricky, according to an article published Feb. 24 in Medical Economics.
Keeping Salaries Secret Harms Worker Performance
Keeping salaries secret hurts worker performance and increases turnover of top talent, according to a study published online Jan. 13 in the Academy of Management Journal.
Gender Gap Exists in Domestic Duties of Working Physicians
Gender differences exist in domestic activities among career-oriented academic physicians with children, according to a study published online March 3 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Drop in Compensation Gap for Primary Care Doctors, Specialists
From 2012 to 2013, there was a 5.7 percent increase in the median total cash compensation for primary care physicians, with a smaller gap seen for medical and surgical specialists, according to the results of a recent survey from SullivanCotter.
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