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Expert Insight: Discussing Sensitive Topics With Patients

Expert Insight: Discussing Sensitive Topics With Patients

Many physicians avoid asking patients about sensitive topics such substance abuse or sexual activity during routine medical histories.

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Practice Management Burnout Prevalence High Among Physicians in Single Health System

Burnout Prevalence High Among Physicians in Single Health System

There is a high rate of burnout among physicians, affecting over one-third of physicians in a single health system.

Practice Management Treating Violence as a Contagious Health Problem

Treating Violence as a Contagious Health Problem

Violence may be best understood if it is treated as an epidemic health problem.

Practice Management Participation in 340B Drug Pricing Program Increases Physician-Hospital Consolidation

Participation in 340B Drug Pricing Program Increases Physician-Hospital Consolidation

Hospitals participating in the 340B Drug Pricing Program have increased outpatient provision of parenteral drugs in hematology-oncology and ophthalmology.

Practice Management Poll: Clinicians Should Not Be Allowed to Refuse to Treat Patients Based on Moral Grounds

Poll: Clinicians Should Not Be Allowed to Refuse to Treat Patients Based on Moral Grounds

Most people do not believe that healthcare providers should be allowed to refuse treatment based on their conscience or beliefs.

Practice Management ACR Encourages Biosimilar Use for Treatment of Rheumatic Diseases

ACR Encourages Biosimilar Use for Treatment of Rheumatic Diseases

The ACR encourages healthcare providers to incorporate biosimilar drugs into treatment plans of patients with rheumatic diseases.

Practice Management Standardized, Widespread Conflict-of-Interest Disclosures Needed in Manuscripts

Standardized, Widespread Conflict-of-Interest Disclosures Needed in Manuscripts

Researchers argue that medical journals should require article authors to include conflict-of-interest statements.

Practice Management Asking Patients About Sexual Orientation in Healthcare Settings

Asking Patients About Sexual Orientation in Healthcare Settings

This article shared the arguments from 2 different clinicians on whether or not sexual orientation should be asked about during health care encounters.

Practice Management Premium Costs, Out-of-Pocket Spending Quantified Among ACA Participants

Premium Costs, Out-of-Pocket Spending Quantified Among ACA Participants

Patients under the ACA are still struggling with premium and out-of-pocket spending on coverage expansions.

Practice Management Are Clinicians Being Misled by Interim Publication of Clinical Trial Results?

Are Clinicians Being Misled by Interim Publication of Clinical Trial Results?

Interim analyses are often reported without justification, and may mislead clinicians about whether a drug or therapy is beneficial or not.

Practice Management Safety Implications of the Proposed Federal Right-to-Try Legislation

Safety Implications of the Proposed Federal Right-to-Try Legislation

The federal "right-to-try" legislation will restrict the FDA's oversight of access to investigational drugs for patients with life-threatening illnesses.

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