Jeff Bendix is a senior editor with Medical Economics.
Burnout, Frustration Levels Continue to Grow Among Physicians
Doctors cite more support staff, reduced patient panels among solutions.
Creating Diverse Teams Takes Work, But Is Worth the Effort
Organizations that focus on diversity, equity and inclusion are more productive and employees are more satisfied.
Report finds flaws in Medicare race, ethnicity data
Errors impede efforts to overcome disparities in health care access and outcomes
Rural Health Care Challenges Go Beyond a Lack of Doctors
Study finds financial, cultural barriers to care common among rural residents.
Behavior of patients and family members contributes to physician burnout
Verbal abuse, discrimination towards doctors is common, study finds
Survey: Reducing Burnout May Improve Staff Retention
Dissatisfaction with EHRs also tied to clinician turnover.
Does physician burnout affect the quality of patient care?
A new study suggests it doesn’t, at least for the short term
Opioid prescribing little affected by state laws: study
Implementation challenges and loopholes limit laws’ impact.
Study: Starting Pay Differences Reduce Earning Potential for Women in Academic Medicine
After 10 years women’s median earnings are 9% less than men’s.
Amazon Expands Telehealth Services to Cover Entire Country
In-person services also will be available in eight more cities.
Pressure mounts on Congress to enact telehealth reform
Two letters ask that pandemic-era flexibilities become permanent.
CDC updates mask guidance
With increased infectivity of Omicron, the Centers for Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated the guidance on the best mask types to use.
EHR notes may enhance and prolong racial bias: study
Clinicians need to avoid negative terms in describing patients
Waning immunity, not greater transmissibility, responsible for COVID-19 breakthrough infections: study
But protection against hospitalization and death remain strong.
CDC halves COVID isolation recommendation for people without symptoms
But mask-wearing still vital to slowing spread of disease, agency says.
Preference for telehealth over in-person visits starting to fade: survey
Two possible explanations for declining contentment with live video calls as a form of care delivery.
U.S. Spent Over $2 Billion on COVID-19 Hospitalization Costs for Unvaccinated
185,000 adults with confirmed cases of COVID-19 were hospitalized in June and July. Of those, 182,000, or 98.3%, had not been vaccinated for the disease.
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