Business of Medicine

Doctors Rationalize Accepting Industry Gifts | Medical Blog

Have you ever accepted a free pen, dinner, or trip from a pharmaceutical company in “reward” for prescribing their drugs? Despite expanding institutional conflict-of-interest policies and state

Improved Communication Benefits Surgical ICUs | Opinion Article

In complex environments like surgical ICUs, integrated team performance and effective communication skills are vital to positive patient outcomes.

How Operative Duration Affects Clinical Outcomes | Opinion Article

Operative duration appears to be an independent risk factor for infectious complications, and strategies that reduce operative duration as well as improve infectious complication rates and length of stay need to be identified.

Experimental Paint Kills MRSA Bacteria | Medical Blog

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have created nanoscale coating for surgical equipment, hospital walls, and other surfaces that safely and effectively kills methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Overcoming the Oncology Workforce Shortage | Opinion Article

In March 2007, results of a study commissioned by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Board of Directors on supply and demand for oncology services through

Measuring Preventable Harm | Opinion Article

Although the healthcare community has expressed a strong desire to measure safety outcomes, accomplishing this feat has been challenging due to poor investment in the basic science

The 8 Rights of Safe EHR Use | Opinion Article

The recent passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 stimulus package is putting tremendous pressure on physicians in small practices and larger healthcare organizations

A Modest Reform Proposal | Opinion Article

The past few decades have been difficult for many doctors in the United States. Physician anxiety is increasing in many ways, attributable to workplace violence, pressure to

Making the Case for Point-of-Care Testing | Opinion Article

The Piccolo xpress (Abaxis) comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) recently became the first CMP to be granted Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-waived status by the FDA. With this

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