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Research Links Doctor Burnout to Patient Safety Incidents

September 20, 2018. 7:00 PM CDT. Physician burnout linked to increased risk of patient safety incidents, reduced patient satisfaction Read article

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Scribes Improve Physician Workflow, Patient Interaction

September 18, 2018 Scribes lower EHR documentation burden for doctors and increase time spent interacting with patients

Drug Prices Increase More Than Expected After Shortages

September 18, 2018 Expected price increase 20 percent for all drugs after shortage versus 9 percent in absence of shortage

Compliance With Requirement to Report Results on EUCTR Is Poor

September 18, 2018 Half of trials on European Union Clinical Trials Register are non-compliant with requirements

Many RA Patients’ Pain Related to Central Nervous System

September 17, 2018 MRIs show rheumatoid arthritis patients have neurobiologic features observed in fibromyalgia

Mercury in Traditional Tibetan Medicine Could Be Harmful

September 17, 2018 Regular TTM ingestion leads to chronic exposure to inorganic mercury and methylmercury

Association Health Plans Can Help Small Businesses Offer Coverage

September 17, 2018 But AHPs may undermine ACA marketplace, as they are not required to comply with ACA regulations

Situation Framing, Language Can Influence Decision-Making

September 14, 2018 Docs should provide risks of both having treatment and not having treatment to minimize loss aversion

CDC: About One in Five U.S. Adults Have Chronic Pain

September 13, 2018 Higher prevalence of chronic pain, high-impact chronic pain for women, older adults, rural residents

Gains in Insurance Coverage Seen for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Adults

September 13, 2018 However, in post-ACA era, lesbian, gay, bisexual adults still report trouble affording care

Six-Step Analysis Can Help Improve Practice Logistics

September 12, 2018 Method showed unfavorable traits related to match between supply, demand, access at outpatient clinic

Medicaid Work Requirements Don’t Impact Many Enrollees

September 11, 2018 Further, cost savings achieved with their implementation would likely be minimal

Mediterranean Diet Tied to Lower Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

September 11, 2018 Association only significant among men and only in seropositive rheumatoid arthritis

Data Age in Clinical Trials Is About Three Years at Publication

September 11, 2018 Trials funded by government were associated with significantly longer time to publication

Chronic Pain May Be Contributor to Suicide

September 10, 2018 8.8 percent of suicide decedents have evidence of chronic pain; percentage increased from 2003 to 2014

Fifteen Genetic Determinants of Fracture Identified

September 10, 2018 All determinants also associated with bone mineral density, which showed causal effect on fracture