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JOURNAL UPDATE

Clinician Job Satisfaction Linked to Improved Burnout Scores

October 20, 2017. 7:00 PM CDT. Reduced intention to leave practice for clinicians who report increased job satisfaction during follow-up Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Potentially Preventable Spending Concentrated in Frail Elderly

October 17, 2017 Variation in preventable spending across Medicare subpopulations; 43.9 percent of total in frail elderly

Female Physicians May Be Especially at Risk of Burnout

October 17, 2017 They tend to deal with psychosocial care more than male colleagues but can take steps to reduce stress

Online Ratings Not Aligned With Objective Quality Measures

October 16, 2017 In addition, consumer ratings are consistent across platforms for specialist physicians

Most Female Physicians Have Faced Sexist Patient Comments

October 16, 2017 Sexual harassment by patients can negatively affect physician-patient relationship, quality of care

Serious Suffering Affects Almost Half of Those Who Die Yearly

October 13, 2017 Vast majority who experience serious health-related suffering have no palliative care, pain relief

Pre-Retirement Morbidity Higher in Later Birth Cohorts

October 13, 2017 Worse measures of health for Americans who must work longer to reach Social Security retirement age

Quality Issues for Both Paper-, Electronic-Based Health Records

October 13, 2017 Study affirms poor quality of nursing documentation, as well as lack of knowledge and skills

Low-Cost Services a Major Player in Unnecessary Health Spending

October 12, 2017 Costs associated with low-cost, low-value health services nearly twice as high as high-cost services

Medical License Questions Sway Doctors’ Mental Health Help

October 11, 2017 Asking only about current mental health may encourage help-seeking behavior

Novel Metrics Suggested for Assessing EHR Use

October 10, 2017 Metrics aim to provide insight into the clinician experience in light of impaired practice efficiency

Medicare Coverage Restrictions for Opioids Rose From ‘06 to ‘15

October 10, 2017 Formularies increasingly using quantity limits and prior authorization to restrict daily allowable dosing

Injured Patients Want More Info on Safety Improvement Efforts

October 09, 2017 Eighteen of 30 patients and family members reported the CRP experience to be positive overall

Short-Lived Benefits for Abusive Supervisory Behavior

October 06, 2017 Positive indirect effect on work engagement via recovery level, which is short-lived

Stronger Nocebo Effect When Inert Rx Labeled As Expensive

October 06, 2017 Neural interactions between cortex, brainstem, and spinal cord mediate this effect

21 Percent of Americans Report Experiencing a Medical Error

October 05, 2017 Survey results show patients and families feel some responsibility for patient safety