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Obstetrics and gynecology patients are interested in reading clinical notes

Sharing Clinical Notes Engages Ob-Gyn Patients

Patients report positive feedback and provide clinically meaningful corrections
Almost all health care workers with acute respiratory illness report working at least one day while symptomatic

Health Care Workers With ARIs Often Work While Symptomatic

Likelihood of working higher if symptoms less severe and on illness onset date versus subsequent days
Implementation of an electronic consult (e-consult) program at an academic allergy/immunology practice showed increasing use of e-consults for new consults

Study Examines Use of Electronic Consults for Allergy/Immunology

E-consults used more often than in-person consults for adverse drug reactions
Many health care providers in the United Kingdom have little direct experience with online feedback

Most Providers Unaware of Online Feedback About Themselves

Providers do not encourage patient reviews and often view such feedback as having limited value
Physician misconduct is being underreported and most Americans do not know where to file a complaint

Survey Indicates Physician Misconduct Is Underreported

Most Americans do not know that state medical board is best resource to contact in case of complaint
A rapidly cycling work roster is effective in reducing weekly work hours and the occurrence of >16 consecutive-hour shifts as well as improving sleep duration of resident physicians

Rapid Cycling Work Roster Improves Resident Sleep Practices

In addition, decreases seen in weekly work hours and in the occurrence of >16 consecutive hour shifts
Policies to support team-based palliative care are urgently needed to meet the growing demand for specialty palliative care

Policy Changes Proposed to Meet Projected Need for Palliative Care

Modeling suggests the number of palliative care physicians is decreasing

May 2019 Briefing – Family Practice

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Family Practice for May 2019. This roundup includes the...

May 2019 Briefing – Internal Medicine

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Internal Medicine for May 2019. This roundup includes the...
Providing assistance for physician impairment and rehabilitation is addressed in a position statement issued by the American College of Physicians and published online June 4 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

ACP Issues Position on Response to Physician Impairment

Rehabilitated doctors should be reintegrated into practice as long as patient safety not compromised