Physicians were more likely to prescribe opioids later in the day and when running behind schedule than when appointments were earlier and on-time, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.
The researchers found that no studies showed that brand-brand competition reduces the list prices of existing drugs within a class.
Educational pop-up windows will now appear on Facebook and Instagram when people search for vaccine-related content.
The bill gives state legislature the power to investigate doctors who grant more than 5 medical exemptions in a calendar year.
Despite initial hesitancy, plastic surgery patients are satisfied with postoperative telehealth visits.
Although payment for enrolling in medical research is not likely to make participation involuntary or invalid, it may create a situation that is not in the best interests of the participant.
Clinicians can manage their emotions and behaviors to meet the challenges of working productively with sometimes abrasive and argumentative patients.
Little is known about the frequency and financial repercussions of out-of-network billing, despite frequent news in the media about surprise medical bills.
Researchers evaluated survey results to determine the prevalence and impact of perceived bullying during residency.
65 percent of physicians are still carrying debt from medical school. Thirty-two percent of respondents reported more than $250,000 in remaining debt, and roughly the same amount (34 percent) expected it would take at least 10 years to pay off their student loans.
As mortality rates associated with admission to the intensive care unit have decreased in recent decades, there has been increasing interest in the long-term negative consequences of critical care.
Substituting 12 single-enantiomer drugs with their racemic precursors had the potential to result in $16.6 billion of savings, with Medicare beneficiaries potentially saving $1.1 billion in out-of-pocket expense.
The researchers found that the hazard ratio (HR) of inpatient mortality was 1.027 (95 percent confidence interval [CI], 1.002 to 1.053; P = 0.035) for exposure to shifts with low RN staffing only, 1.030 (95 percent CI, 1.017 to 1.042; P < 0.001) for shifts with low nursing support only, and 1.025 (95 percent CI, 1.008 to 1.043; P = 0.004) for shifts with both low RN and nursing support staffing.
A 2013 Pew Research Center and Internet Life Project report found that 59% of US adults said that they turned to the Internet regarding a health problem during the past year.
Implementation of an environmental cleaning bundle in Australia was associated with a decrease in infectious caused by S aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci.
For many Muslims, fasting is an important part of individual and community life. Healthcare professionals should adopt a patient-centered approach to diabetes care during Ramadan.
The relatively recent submissions by state policymakers requesting to close their Medicaid formularies highlighted ethical concerns regarding access and treatment of patients who are poor or vulnerable.
Effective for illnesses ranging from cancer to autoimmune diseases, biologics are among the most expensive prescription drugs in the United States.
Findings provide clear scientific evidence that higher levels of total physical activity — regardless of intensity level — and lesser amounts of sedentary time are associated with lower risk for premature mortality.
Spending associated with essential medicines grew substantially from 2011 to 2015 for Medicare Part D beneficiaries.