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6 Factors Related to Inclusion in Health Care Workplace ID’d

August 14, 2018. 12:00 PM CDT. Presence of discrimination, the silent witness, effectiveness of leadership can help assess inclusion Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Resource Use Greater for More Severe Pediatric Appendicitis

August 08, 2018 Findings suggest need for reimbursement to have severity adjustment, especially in underserved areas

Unsheltered Homeless Have High Mortality Rates

August 08, 2018 Noncommunicable disease, substance use, chronic liver disease most common causes of death

Disparities Remain in Prevalence of Cancer Screening Tests

August 07, 2018 From 2000 to 2015, those without insurance or usual care were less likely to have undergone screening

Some Bacteria Now More Tolerant of Alcohol-Based Sanitizers

August 03, 2018 Enterococci bacteria surviving exposure for longer periods of time

Variation in Specialty Drug Coverage Across Health Plans

August 03, 2018 Plans restrict coverage of drugs indicated for cancer less often than drugs indicated for other diseases

Three Financial Metrics Can Improve Practice Performance

August 02, 2018 Understanding collection rate, accounts receivable, A/R aging helps improve practice performance

Health Affairs Announces Launch of New Three-Year Initiative

August 02, 2018 Council on Health Care Spending and Value will be co-chaired by William Frist and Margaret Hamburg

New Short-Term Health Plans Have Large Coverage Gaps

August 02, 2018 Plans don't have to cover existing medical conditions, provide limited benefits

How Doctors Receive Feedback Is Key for Antimicrobial Programs

August 02, 2018 For inpatient providers, disagreement about antimicrobial use attribution rises with complexity

Telemedicine Cuts Inter-Hospital ICU Transfers of Critically Ill

August 01, 2018 Decrease mainly occurred in patients with more severe illness, GI and respiratory diagnoses

Steps Can Be Taken by Doctors to Minimize Risk of Lawsuits

August 01, 2018 Steps include having a good handbook addressing legal issues, having risk committees within practices

Learning to Change Important for Improving Practice

July 31, 2018 Physicians need to accept that the health care industry is changing and that change is difficult

Few Published Programs Address Medical Trainee Mistreatment

July 31, 2018 Most common format of program is combination of lectures, workshops, and seminars

Front Desk Staff Can Set Up a Practice for Successful Billing

July 31, 2018 Front desk staff should be trained, and should not be assigned to billing at same time as answering calls

Medical Boards May Contribute to Mental Health Stigma for Doctors

July 30, 2018 Existing policy amended to encourage only current mental health disclosures