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People with HIV and their doctors have different priorities for clinical care

When Americans living with HIV were asked to rank the priority issues to be covered during a routine clinical appointment, they ranked social issues such as stigma and social support far higher than their healthcare providers, who often wanted to focus on substance use. The study by Dr Rob Fredericksen of the University of Washington… Read More »

Doctors’ online reviews show more polarization, have more impact than those of other industries

Patients are much more likely to both publicly praise and protest their experiences with doctors in online reviews than they are with restaurants and hotels, according to a Vanguard Communications analysis of 1.5 million online Yelp reviews. While doctors, hotels and restaurants each average a 3.5 star rating out of five stars possible on the… Read More »

Sen. Bernie Sanders Leaves Hospital; Doctors Confirm He Had Heart Attack

SATURDAY, Oct. 5, 2019 — Senator Bernie Sanders left a Las Vegas hospital on Friday after being admitted with chest pains on Tuesday; his presidential campaign is now saying the 78-year-old suffered a heart attack. Sanders experienced chest pain at a campaign event and received two stents to open a blocked artery. He has cancelled… Read More »

Doctors can change opioid prescribing habits. Incrementally.

When they started practicing medicine, most surgeons say, there was little or no information about just how many pain pills patients needed after specific procedures. As a result, patients often were sent home with the equivalent of handfuls of powerful and addictive medications. Then the opioid crisis hit, along with studies showing one possible side effect of… Read More »

Doctors significantly over-allocated times to perform joint replacements, study shows

Dive Brief: The physician-led Relative Value Scale Update Committee over-allocated the time required to perform knee replacement surgeries by 23% and hip replacement surgeries by 18%, according to a new Health Affairs study. Time over-allocations were even greater when previously implanted joints were being repaired or replaced. More than 80% of original replacements and more than… Read More »