Assaults on nurses in the emergency department have long been viewed as part of the job. But this "culture of acceptance" comes with a high price tag, not least of which is the cost to replace nurses when they quit. >>>
The American Medical Association is backing an effort in Congress to push Medicare toward a value-based reimbursement system, but doctors are demanding a seat at the table when rules are set for transparency and assessing providers' performance. >>>
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One DC-based physician says making house calls is the only way he can maintain his solo practice. Demand is heavy and his business is growing. Should hospitals get into this business line, too? >>>
First the bad news: Fewer doctors and the retail sector's knack for delivering price transparency and convenience are collectively putting physicians on notice. Now the good news: There's plenty of work for everyone. >>>
New doctors are turning the tables on seasoned physician leaders by introducing strategies to improve quality by curtailing opportunities for medical error and harm. They're also saving hospitals millions in unnecessary spending. >>>
The end of the sustainable growth rate formula is finally in sight, but the nation's primary care shortage and persistent drug shortage also made headlines this week. >>>
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