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Containing Medical Costs Without Jeopardizing Patient Care | Feature

[Editor’s note: this article was written by Dr. Madhukar Kasarla, exclusively for Physician’s Weekly. It was submitted by Trade Press Services September 2017] Everyone agrees that healthcare costs are running rampant. In

A surgical resident’s legal battle with her program | Feature

  A surgical resident is suing St. Louis University, its surgical residency program director, and its trauma service chief for what she claims is an unjustified decision

#PWChat Recap: Incorporating Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners into Practice | Feature

Physician’s Weekly, along with ShereeseM, MS/MBA,‏ hosted another #PWChat on Wednesday, Sept. 13 that focused on physician assistants and nurse practitioners and, more importantly, how to incorporate them

Know Your ICD-10 Code | Feature

ICD-10, which is the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, contains codes for diseases, signs and symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints,

#PWChat Recap: The Ins & Outs of Shared Decision Making | Feature

The Physician’s Weekly #PWChat series continued with another thoughtful discussion on Wednesday, Sept. 6, which focused on the shared decision making process between doctors and their patients in the

Do good online ratings mean you’re a good doctor? | Feature

  If you are a patient looking for help when trying to find the right doctor, you probably think checking out online reviews would be a good

#PWChat Recap – Convincing Antivaxxers: Winning the Vaccine Argument With Patients | Feature

The Physician’s Weekly #PWChat series continued with another informative discussion on Wednesday, Aug. 30, focusing on how to handle antivaxxers in your practice. Topics discussed included the current status

CME/CE: HIV Transmission Risk During Antiretroviral Therapy | Feature

The risk for transmitting HIV appears to persist during the first 6 months of antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to a study. For those taking ART for less than 6 months, researchers observed that patients had incomplete viral suppression in blood and genital compartments.

#PWChat Recap – Hospitals, Not Hotels: A Look at Global Budgets | Feature

The Physician’s Weekly #PWChat series continued with another insightful discussion on Thursday, Aug. 26, focusing on on why hotels and hospitals shouldn’t necessarily be compared to one another and how

8 ways to prevent denials at your physician’s practice | Feature

  By Michelle Crawley Ask a physician about their biggest pain points when it comes to the physician billing process, and they’ll frequently mention denials. A denied

Guidance on Healthcare-Associated Ventriculitis & Meningitis | Feature

The Infectious Diseases Society of America has developed a guideline to help clinicians caring for patients with healthcare-associated ventriculitis and meningitis.

Age, Race, & Gender Differences in Pneumococcal Disease | Feature

Study results suggest that gender differences exist in rates of invasive pneumococcal disease among adults. These differences remain following the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines.

Smoking Cessation & Life Expectancy in HIV | Feature

Study results indicate that cigarette smoking has a substantial impact on the life expectancy of patients with HIV. However, smoking cessation appears to help regain some the years lost to smoking in this population.

Characterizing Operative Experiences of Pediatric Surgeons | Feature

A study has found that pediatric surgeons, once practicing, receive little exposure to many of the complex and rare cases for which they were trained. The findings raise important questions about maintaining competency for pediatric surgeons.

Delirium, Advanced Cancer, & ED Visits | Feature

Delirium is a serious cognitive disturbance in which patients have impaired thinking and awareness, and some studies suggest that the condition often goes unrecognized in EDs. “Few

Shared Decision Making in the ED | Feature

Physicians propose a new conceptual model to guide clinicians in determining when shared decision making is appropriate in the ED. They offer three factors that are necessary and sufficient to determine whether shared decision making should be pursued for a given clinical scenario.

Burnout: Gain Financial Independence & Retire Early | Feature

  by Alex Kilian Over seven years have passed since the Affordable Care Act was officially signed into law. At the time, the healthcare landscape had not

Physicians Practice: 4 Ways to Reach Your Step Goals | Feature

The author of this article is Jeff Davidson, an expert author and speaker on work-life balance issues. The average person requires about 60 continuous minutes to walk

Physicians Practice: The Doctor’s Role in Dismissing Staff | Feature

The author of this article is Rebecca Fox, MD, co-owner of a pediatric practice in Northern Virginia and member of the Physicians Practice Physician Advisory Board. Many

Is Outpatient Care Quality Improving Over Time? | Feature

More than a decade ago, landmark studies found that adults in the United States only received slightly more than half of the recommended healthcare services they should

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