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American Academy of Pediatrics, Oct. 2-5

The American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference The annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics was held virtually this year from Oct....
Mental health disorders are common in health care workers during and immediately following a pandemic

Pandemic Taking Toll on the Mental Health of Health Care Staff

Clinically significant posttraumatic stress symptoms seen in estimated 23.4 percent during acute phase
Internal medicine physicians and trainees report high levels of career satisfaction but also high levels of burnout

Career Satisfaction, Burnout Both High Among Internists

Risk factors for burnout include documentation time pressure and lack of work control
The amount of time spent with a provider is similar for postoperative follow-up visits performed with either an in-person visit or virtual visit

ACS: Virtual Postoperative Care More Efficient With High Satisfaction

Time spent with provider similar to in-person, but total clinic time shorter with virtual visit
For all specialties

Modest Increase in Patient Visits Could Offset Costs of Scribes

Model shows adding two new or three return patient visits per day profitable for all specialties
The lifetime prevalence of suicide ideation is 17.4 percent among physicians

Lifetime Prevalence of Suicide Ideation 17.4 Percent Among Doctors

Lifetime prevalence of suicide attempts 1.8 percent, with one-year prevalence of 0.3 percent
There has been a decrease in primary care office visits during the COVID-19 pandemic

Primary Care Visits Dropped in Early Months of the Pandemic

Use of telemedicine increased, but fewer BP and cholesterol assessments being performed
A high proportion of female orthopedic surgery trainees report experiencing sexual harassment during residency

Sexual Harassment Common in Orthopedic Surgery Residents

Sixty-eight percent of female surgeons report sexual harassment during orthopedic surgery residency

September 2020 Briefing – Family Practice

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Family Practice for September 2020. This roundup includes the...

September 2020 Briefing – Internal Medicine

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Internal Medicine for September 2020. This roundup includes the...