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Incentives May Lead to Greater Support for Practice Goals
Incentives may aid employees in meeting practice goals, according to an article published May 23 in Medical Economics.
The political alignment of physicians in the United States has shifted from predominantly Republican to predominantly Democrat, based in part on the larger number of women physicians and smaller percentage of physicians practicing solo or in small practices, according to research published online June 2 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Weighing the Risks and Benefits of Testosterone Treatment in Male Hypogonadism
Failing to produce physiologically appropriate concentrations of testosterone and/or normal amounts of sperm can affect men in profound ways, depending on the causes and scope of their condition.
A new government document finds that more than a quarter of the eight million people who signed up for coverage under the Obama Administration's new health care law have "inconsistencies" in the data they supplied.
Redo High Intensity Focused Ultrasound May Up Urinary Symptoms
For men with prostate cancer, retreatment with high intensity focused ultrasound is associated with an increase in urinary, but not sexual, side effects, according to a study published in the June issue of The Journal of Urology.
Claim Denials Expected to Increase
Even with good office procedures, most practices are plagued by claim denials, a hassle that is expected to increase in the coming years, according to an article published May 8 in Medical Economics.
Number of Cancer Survivors Projected to Grow in the US
Factors such as the aging and growth of the population accompanied by improvements in early detection and treatment are expected to contribute to the growth of the number of cancer survivors in the United States, according to research published online June 1 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.
Most Physicians Would Forgo Aggressive Treatment
Although physicians regularly recommend high-intensity, aggressive, life-prolonging care for their terminally ill patients, the vast majority would choose to forgo such care for themselves at the end of life, according to a study published online May 28 in PLOS ONE.
Electronic Health Records Can Be Used to Boost Practice Revenue
Practices can achieve return on investment for implementation of electronic health record systems if they participate in alternative delivery models, according to an article published May 8 in Medical Economics.
Timing May Affect Survival After Hospital Admission, Surgery
The timing of surgery or hospital admission could affect mortality risk, according to a pair of studies presented at Euroanaesthesia 2014, the European Society of Anaesthesiology meeting in Stockholm.
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