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Reexamining the Role of Concierge Medicine in Primary Care

Reexamining the Role of Concierge Medicine in Primary Care

During the last decade, the number of medical students choosing internal or family medicine has dropped by approximately 80%.

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Practice Management Clinicians Who Share Email Addresses With Patients Have Higher Satisfaction Scores

Clinicians Who Share Email Addresses With Patients Have Higher Satisfaction Scores

Physicians who provide their email address to their patients have higher satisfaction, however it does not impact the patient.

Practice Management Do Hospital Performance Financial Incentives Reduce Mortality Rates?

Do Hospital Performance Financial Incentives Reduce Mortality Rates?

Hospitals receiving financial incentives to improve performance for more than a decade did not have reduced patient mortality rates.

Practice Management Rise in Health Care Costs: Are Physician Salaries the Cause?

Rise in Health Care Costs: Are Physician Salaries the Cause?

Are rising health care costs related to physician salaries?

Practice Management Researchers May Be Targeted by Pharmaceutical Companies for Undesirable Outcomes

Researchers May Be Targeted by Pharmaceutical Companies for Undesirable Outcomes

When researchers publish unfavorable reviews of a product, they are the targets of legal action from pharmaceutical companies.

Practice Management Mortality Rates Do Not Differ When Treated by Locum vs Non-Locum Tenens

Mortality Rates Do Not Differ When Treated by Locum vs Non-Locum Tenens

Hospitalized patients treated by locum tenens physicians compared to non-locum tenens physicians had similar rates of 30-day mortality.

Practice Management Medical Practices May Need More Cybersecurity to Prevent Against Cyberattacks

Medical Practices May Need More Cybersecurity to Prevent Against Cyberattacks

The AMA highlighted the seriousness of cyberattacks in healthcare.

Practice Management Lab Test Payments Reduced Beginning January 1, 2018

Lab Test Payments Reduced Beginning January 1, 2018

Beginning January 1, 2018, payments for testing services in physician office-based labs are being reduced.

Practice Management Spouses of Physicians: Adjustments and Professional Achievements

Spouses of Physicians: Adjustments and Professional Achievements

Spouses of female physicians are more likely to work more hours outside of the home compared to spouses of male physicians.

Practice Management Costs Associated With Observation Care vs Short-Stay Hospitalization Examined

Costs Associated With Observation Care vs Short-Stay Hospitalization Examined

The cost of observation care has increased, but is still cheaper than spending on short-stay hospitalizations.

Practice Management Optimizing Patient Care With an Interdisciplinary Disease-Based Peer Review

Optimizing Patient Care With an Interdisciplinary Disease-Based Peer Review

Patients who are referred to physicians with a specific specialty may experience bias toward that specialty.

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