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Disclosing Your Own Errors: How, When & Why | Medical Blog

So, do you have to tell a patient if you make an error in their care and, if so, under what circumstances? Dr. MedLaw discusses what advantages

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Strategies for Physician Succession & Retirement | Feature

Due to the busy nature of many medical practices, planning for future events like physician succession or retirement often takes a back seat to other pressing priorities.

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Do You and Your Patients Live in One of the Happiest States in America? | Feature

Can money truly buy happiness? Most people might be inclined to say no, based on moral principles. But some researchers beg to differ, suggesting that money can

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Shocker: Hospitalists’ “Unprofessional” Behavior Is Normal | Medical Blog

A recent paper assesses medical hospitalists’ participation in "unprofessional behaviors," but are they really that scandalous? Stay tuned for the inevitable corrective actions...

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Should Doctors and Nurses Wear Scrubs in Public? | Medical Blog

Being “old school,” I don’t like to see people wearing scrubs outside of the hospital. But there is no evidence that bacteria on scrubs spread disease, and a large number of ancillary hospital personnel wear scrubs.

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Avoid Patient Abandonment: 8 Tips for Termination | Medical Blog

The law governing medical abandonment is predicated on the more dependent status of the patient in the relationship with the physician. Abandonment in the medical setting means

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Do Doctors Make the Wrong Diagnosis in Their Own Investment Strategies? | Opinion Article

Medicine is one of the highest-paying professions, but whether doctors are able to manage their money wisely is another question. Just 28% of working doctors feel very

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Should Doctors Wear White Coats? The Debate Continues | Medical Blog

An infectious disease fellow at the Harvard Medical School is convinced that white coats are covered in bacteria and cause infections. But in a post on a

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Turning Our Residents into Minions | Medical Blog

As doctors, we can all remember the attending doctors who struck fear in our hearts or the senior residents who turned us into their personal scut slaves.

Population Health Management: Taking Control of Your Entire Patient Community | Medical Blog

Today much of the spotlight in the healthcare community is on managing people with chronic diseases. That makes sense, since many of these individuals are among the

Will Medicare’s Published Physician Quality Data Push Your Patients Away? | Medical Blog

By: Theresa Hush, CEO & Co-Founder, ICLOPS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) won’t be the only group scrutinizing your quality and cost data anymore. As

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Doctor Curmudgeon® : “I Flunked the ICD-10 Test” | Medical Blog

By Doctor Curmudgeon®   How could this be? I took this stupid test that I had to take for ICD-10…and I flunked! Doctor Curmudgeon® does not flunk

Daytime Procedures Following Night Shift Work | News Brief

Adverse outcomes of elective daytime surgery appear to be similar, regardless of whether or not surgeons have provided medical services after midnight. The compilation of death, readmission,

Costs of ABIM Maintenance of Certification | News Brief

Researchers in California suggest that the 2015 version of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) maintenance-of-certification (MOC) program will generate considerable costs, mostly due to demands

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Unprofessional Medical Staff Behavior | Feature

University of Pennsylvania researchers have developed a structured approach to defining and managing unprofessional behavior. The lessons learned may be applicable to help healthcare systems nationwide improve their current management practices.

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Is there a Nursing Shortage or Not? | Medical Blog

"We predict that by 2025, there will be 'doing nurses' (DNs) at the bedside and 'charting nurses' (CNs), who will sit at nursing stations all day and document what the doing nurse is doing. "

8 Reasons Docs Choose Locum Tenens | Medical Blog

"What jumped out to me was that more than half of physicians are unsure of the benefits of working temporary assignments. Here are the top reasons physicians give for choosing to work locum tenens. "

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CME: Dealing With the Aging Surgeon | Medical Blog

Rather than push for mandatory retirement ages for surgeons, innovative programs for aging surgeons may help balance patient safety and liability risks with the dignity of the surgeon and their value as a resource to society.

Night Shift Work Affects Surgeon’s Biological Rhythm | News Brief

Dutch research indicates that working night shifts appears to affect surgeon’s circadian rhythm. Significant differences were observed between the day prior to working the night shift and

State Medical Boards' Questionable Behavior | Medical Blog

A family physician was sanctioned by the Idaho Board of Medicine for prescribing an antibiotic over the telephone in 2012. The incident occurred while Dr. Ann DeJong

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