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American Medical Students Less Likely To Choose To Become Primary Care Doctors

Regardless of hospital techniques and well being officers calling out the necessity for extra main care docs, graduates of U.S. medical colleges have gotten much less possible to decide on to specialise in a type of fields. A record-high variety of main care positions was supplied within the 2019 Nationwide …

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Surgeons’ Opioid-Prescribing Habits Hard To Kick

As opioid dependancy and lethal overdoses escalated into an epidemic throughout the U.S., 1000’s of surgeons continued at hand out much more tablets than wanted for postoperative ache reduction, based on a KHN-Johns Hopkins evaluation of Medicare knowledge. Many medical doctors wrote prescriptions for dozens of opioid tablets after surgical …

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Opioid Operators: How Surgeons Ply Patients With Painkillers

By Elizabeth Lucas June 20, 2019 Elizabeth Lucas, Kaiser Well being Information At the same time as consciousness of the opioid disaster grew, prescribing habits of surgeons modified little or no from 2011 to 2016, discovered a knowledge evaluation by Kaiser Well being Information and Johns Hopkins College of Public …

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Never Say ‘Die’: Why So Many Doctors Won’t Break Bad News

This story additionally ran on CNN. This story may be republished at no cost (particulars). PORTLAND, Ore. — After practically 40 years as an internist, Dr. Ron Naito knew what the sky-high outcomes of his blood check meant. And it wasn’t good. However when he turned to his medical doctors …

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Hospitals Accused Of Paying Doctors Large Kickbacks In Quest For Patients

For a hospital that had as soon as labored to interrupt even, Wheeling Hospital displayed abnormally deep pockets when recruiting docs. To lure Dr. Adam Tune, an anesthesiologist from close by Pittsburgh who specialised in ache administration, the Catholic hospital constructed a clinic for him to run on its campus …

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Escalating Workplace Violence Rocks Hospitals

Throughout the nation, many docs, nurses and different well being care staff have remained silent about what’s being known as an epidemic of violence in opposition to them. The violent outbursts come from sufferers and sufferers’ households. And for years, it has been thought of a part of the job. …

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Walmart Charts New Course By Steering Workers To High-Quality Imaging Centers

Walmart Inc., the nation’s largest personal employer, is anxious that too lots of its staff are having well being situations misdiagnosed, resulting in pointless surgical procedure and wasted well being spending. The problem crystallized for Walmart officers after they found about half of the corporate’s staff who went to the …

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ ‘Conscience’ Rules, Rx Prices and Still More Medicare

Can’t see the audio participant? Click on right here to hear on SoundCloud. In a brand new algorithm, the Trump administration needs to let not simply medical doctors however nearly any well being care employee or group decline to offer, take part in or refer sufferers for any well being …

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Effects Of Surgery On A Warming Planet: Can Anesthesia Go Green?

It was early morning in an working theater at Windfall Hospital in Portland, Ore. A middle-aged lady lay on the working desk, wrapped in blankets. Surgeons have been about to chop out a cancerous progress in her abdomen. However first, an anesthesiologist — Dr. Brian Chesebro — put her underneath by …

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Even Doctors Can’t Navigate Our ‘Broken Health Care System’

Dr. Hasan Shanawani was overcome by frustration. So, final week he picked up his cellphone and commenced sharing on Twitter his household’s enraging experiences with the U.S. well being care system. It was an act of defiance — and desperation. Like tens of millions of people who find themselves sick …

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