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Paid Malpractice Claims Cut in Half From 1992 to 2014 in U.S.

March 27, 2017. 7:00 PM EST. But, increase in mean compensation amounts and percentage of paid claims exceeding $1 million Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Magnesium Wasting Despite Diuretic Choice in Cervical CA Tx

March 20, 2017 Significant magnesium wasting regardless of whether furosemide or mannitol used before cisplatin

Post-RFA Mortality Up for ESRD Patients Who Receive Dialysis

March 20, 2017 Dialyzed patients have higher in-hospital mortality, hemorrhagic complications after RFA for HCC

Los Angeles eConsult Program Can Reduce Wait Times

March 17, 2017 eConsult program rapidly adopted; used by more than 3,000 primary care providers by 2015

Video Helps Patients Meet Radiotherapy Educational Needs

March 17, 2017 Ninety-eight percent of patients reported that video was useful for meeting at least one educational need

Initiation of Renal Replacement Therapy Impacts HRQoL

March 17, 2017 Total of 26.6 and 27 percent of patients experienced anxiety, depression with initiation of RRT

Thiamine May Reduce Progression to Renal Replacement Therapy

March 16, 2017 Findings for patients in septic shock

Women Underrepresented Among Grand Rounds Speakers

March 15, 2017 Women presented a median of 28.3 percent of the total sessions

Higher Spending by Physicians Not Tied to Better Outcomes

March 13, 2017 No difference in patient outcomes when physicians order more -- or more pricey -- tests, treatments

ACA’s Medicaid Expansion May Pose Challenges to Timely Care

March 09, 2017 Research shows benefit, but also more problems with patients getting appointments

Judgement Bias in Medical Device Recall Decisions

March 03, 2017 Decision makers in firms either over-react or under-react, researchers say

Overall, 8.8 Percent of U.S. Population Uninsured in 2016

March 02, 2017 In first nine months of 2016, 12.3 percent of adults aged 18 to 64 and 5 percent of children uninsured

Complication Rates Often Higher in Youth With T2DM Versus T1DM

March 01, 2017 However, no longer an excess of complications for type 2 diabetes after controlling for obesity

Strategies Suggested to Protect Practices From Hackers

February 28, 2017 Small practices are a target, especially as larger organizations improve their security

Higher Dietary Potassium to Sodium Ratio Can Lower CVD Risk

February 28, 2017 Research supports public health efforts for increasing consumption of natural potassium rich foods

Physician Burnout Eroding Sense of Calling

February 28, 2017 Physicians who are completely burned out have lower odds of six validated aspects of sense of calling