Alexandra Wilson Pecci is an editor for HealthLeaders Media.
Telemedicine, medical marijuana, and the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact are among the top regulatory issues with which boards are grappling.
Researchers from Mayo have teamed up with the ACGME and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to provide resources for medical professionals, who are often afraid to seek help.
Advocates for the extensivist model say it doesn't replace primary care, but provides additional oversight and resources needed to prevent gaps in care. Older, sicker patients in particular, have been shown to benefit.
Unconscious bias is likely the reason black patients receive fewer opioid prescriptions than white patients in the emergency department, researchers conclude.
In addition to reflecting patients' preferences for a professional manner of dress, the attire guidelines for surgeons also incorporate concerns over quality of care and patient safety.
The insurer says it will limit the quantity of painkillers when appropriate and treat substance abuse like other chronic diseases.
White male physicians had an adjusted median annual income of $253,042, compared with $188,230 for black male physicians between 2010 and 2013.
Clinicians using a trigger tool can track overall harms and specific harms over time, and learn from past incidents and assess patient safety efforts, researchers say.
Growing numbers of patients are deemed "too-sick-to-transplant" by liver transplant centers that don't want to run afoul of CMS quality benchmarks.
Medical schools don't adequately prepare physicians for roles in management and leadership, but mentorships can help, says a surgeon leader.