"Gender Panic" in Clinical Settings: Protecting Public Accommodations Access for Transgender Individuals
There is substantial discussion in the United States regarding the use of public accommodation laws to legislate bathroom access for transgender individuals.
The review, which was the fifth annual update discussing medical care overuse, aimed to identify and highlight research articles and literature published in 2017 related to medical overuse in adult patients.
Issues that affect employees in all industries are compounded by a unique set of additional concerns that affect employees of medical practices.
Medication errors in acute care that result in death occur most often in patients older than 75 years, with the most common error category being omitted medicine or ingredient.
Patient-reported outcome measures can be useful for measuring symptoms in primary care clinics if clinicians use these measures to improve care.
Using data from the 2011 to 2016 National Vital Statistics System-Mortality files, the authors conducted a literal text analysis of death certificates to identify drugs mentioned as contributing to the cause of overdose death.
After implementation of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) diversity accreditation standards, U.S. medical schools saw increasing percentages of female, black, and Hispanic matriculants.
With the proliferation of online medical information, educators and students alike struggle to discern the legitimacy of "e-health" sources.
The transition from the workforce into retirement is always challenging, but for physicians accustomed to working long or odd hours, it can be especially difficult.
Healthcare interventions should assess the multiple layers of a person's life, rather than simply classifying marginalized groups as vulnerable.
When deviating from published guidelines, physicians must ensure their recommendations are based on justified belief, not personal bias.
Researchers are concerned that the increased focus on sexual harassment resulting from the #MeToo campaign may cause negative health outcomes.
A new scoring system that accounts for "not relevant" responses (NRRs) on the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) for patients with psoriasis is valid for avoiding bias and can improve access to biologics.
By collecting data on suicides by medical students, residents, and fellows, the American Medical Association hopes to identify ways to reduce suicides among doctors-in-training.
The patient-facing PREPARE advance care planning program plus an easy-to-read advance directive significantly increases documentation of advance care planning and patient-reported engagement.
Hundreds of thousands more low-income Americans could get health insurance after voters in three Republican-leaning states approved Medicaid expansion in the midterm elections.
Investigators sought to determine whether nurse practitioners and physician assistants are expanding their scope of practice outside of primary care to perform dermatologic procedures.
Among top-ranked U.S. hospitals, data reveal discrepancies in information provided to patients regarding medical records release processes as well as noncompliance with state and federal regulations.
In an effort to cut high drug costs, the prices paid by Medicare for certain prescription drugs would be based on those in other advanced industrial nations.
Researchers found that the challenges described in 2014 have persisted, including issues related to data that constrained practices' ability to improve their performance and operational errors in payment models.
Implementation of a workplace intervention to change diet and physical activity behavior was partially successful among nurses, with the ability to change both diet and PA at the same time described as challenging.
A policy change to Massachusetts' shelter eligibility was tied to increased pediatric emergency department visits for homelessness and substantial health care costs.
Doing without medical care is much more common among low-income residents of states that have not expanded Medicaid than among low-income people in other states.
More than half of patients who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid and are designated as high-cost in one year remain persistently high-cost over three years.
Two bills that allow U.S. pharmacists to disclose drug prices to customers to help them save money are expected to be signed today by President Donald Trump.
Accepted manuscripts for observational studies have better adherence to the Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) checklist compared with rejected manuscripts.
Despite large health policy changes, the distribution of spending across service areas has remained fairly consistent over the past 10 years for those enrolled in employer-sponsored insurance.
Patients and their families are advocating for their right to access the latest medical research papers to help find potential treatments and understand health conditions.
Wide variations in influenza vaccine coverage have been noted across healthcare personnel based on occupation and worksite.
Following a six-month learning period to implement an electronic medical record system, outpatient orthopedic clinics return to pre-implementation efficiency, but there may be other lasting effects on productivity.
Physician-group accountable care organizations (ACOs) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) generated significantly more savings for Medicare that grew from 2012 to 2015 compared with hospital-integrated ACOs.
Simplifying an internet-based decision support tool provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to help older adults make good plan choices in the Medicare prescription drug (Part D) program could result in selection of lower-cost plans.
Physician burnout is associated with increased risk of patient safety incidents, poorer quality of care due to low professionalism, and reduced patient satisfaction.
A lawsuit filed Tuesday in California claims that pharmaceutical company AbbVie used cash, gifts, and services to induce doctors to overprescribe the widely used drug Humira, ignoring the medicine's potentially lethal side effects.
Medicaid expansion was associated with gains in insurance among low-income adults with substance use disorders, but corresponding treatment gains were not seen.
Use of medical scribes is associated with decreased physician documentation burden, improved work efficiency, and improved patient interactions.
Half of trials on the European Union Clinical Trials Register (EUCTR) are non-compliant with the European Commission's requirement that all trials post results to the registry within 12 month of completion.
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults report continued problems affording care despite coverage gains offered by the Affordable Care Act.
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