Patients who love their doctors are more likely to take medications as prescribed and make lifestyle changes, said Dean Ornish, M.D., a clinical professor of medicine at University of California, San Francisco, and founder of the nonprofit Preventative Medicine Research Institute, in a Q&A published in Medscape.
Consumer anger and frustration with the healthcare system is on the rise, and as the primary point of contact for patients using that system, doctors need to be aware and prepared, according to a story in Medical Economics.
Research published earlier this week in JAMA Dermatology examining the accuracy and quality of services delivered by direct-to-consumer telemedicine companies caused quite a stir in the healthcare industry.
While pediatricians are being urged to screen their patients for poverty, some doctors are reluctant to ask families about their finances for fear the questioning may seem invasive or will identify problems that they can't treat, according to an NPR report.
For doctors, it's a personal choice whether they want to send a sympathy letter to the bereaved family of a patient that has died. And physicians say it should stay that way, according to a new study.
Emergency room physicians are in demand, but soaring medical education debt has cast some doubts on how well the pipeline will be supplied in the coming years.
The costs to treat mental health disorders far outstrips that of other medical conditions, according to a new study published in Health Affairs.
Combining approaches from palliative care and population health may improve care quality for elderly and frail patients, a pair of doctors suggest in a JAMA Viewpoints article.
In about half the cases studied, physicians and family members disagree about the prognosis of critically ill patients, according to new research published in The Journal of the American Medical Association.
Although doctors know they need to help control healthcare costs, they don't know how to do it, according to a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care.