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Practice Names, Logos Should Be Carefully Designed

August 16, 2018. 7:00 PM CDT. The logo should be simple and easy to identify, should send a message about the medical practice Read article

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Steps Provided for Discharging Patient From Practice

August 16, 2018 Letter should be sent informing patient of their discharge, providing at least 30 days' notice

Reasons for Undergoing Cosmetic Procedures Explored

August 15, 2018 Psychological and emotional motivations more likely in patients wanting acne scar tx, tattoo removal

Trauma Surgery Association IDs Steps to Curb Firearm Violence

August 14, 2018 14 recommendations include actions to be taken by federal government, professional bodies

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

August 14, 2018 Presence of discrimination, the silent witness, effectiveness of leadership can help assess inclusion

Four Pros to Integrating EHR, Practice Management Software

August 13, 2018 Consolidating software allows practices to save time and money, make fewer mistakes, protect privacy

Sedation Level Doesn’t Impact Delirium Risk After Hip Fx Repair

August 13, 2018 In subgroup analysis, heavier versus lighter sedation doubled risk of delirium in low comorbid states

C. difficile Tied to Increased Graft Loss in Solid Organ Recipients

August 13, 2018 Proven infections, antibiotic treatments in past three months tied to increased development of CDI

Bariatric Surgery Lowers Microvascular Disease Risk

August 13, 2018 Findings based on large study of patients with type 2 diabetes

Childbearing Surgical Residents Often Feel Career Dissatisfaction

August 10, 2018 Perceived pregnancy stigma, no formal maternity leave, altered training tied to dissatisfaction

Military-Civilian Trauma System Partnership Developed

August 10, 2018 Partnership being fostered that will allow surgeons to retain skills between periods of conflict

Revision Rates for Arthritis-Related Hip Replacement Down

August 09, 2018 Use of cross-linked polyethylene bearing surface led to the reduction

Infection Prevention Differs Between Small, Large Hospitals

August 09, 2018 Staffing and resources for infection prevention and control vary by size of facility

Inducing Labor at Term Appears to Reduce Cesarean Risk

August 08, 2018 Elective induction at 39 weeks also linked to lower risk of maternal high blood pressure disorders

Cyber Insurance Recommended for All Physician Practices

August 08, 2018 Patient data hacking is a risk even for small practices

Resource Use Greater for More Severe Pediatric Appendicitis

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