Orthopedics

The Sound of Safety: Preferences and Perceptions of Music in the Operating Room

Survey results indicate that preferences and perceptions of music in the operating room (OR) differ by professional status and specialty. The results provide insight into team dynamics that may be useful in optimizing the OR environment.

TweetChat – EHRs: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Part 2

Dr. Nicholas DiNubile will co-host a tweetchat with PW on June 7 at 9:00pm ET on the current status of EHR use in the U.S.

Video – Warning: This Drug May Kill You | eMedia

Told from the perspectives of four families devastated by opioid addiction, the HBO documentary Warning: This Drug May Kill You offers a harrowing, unflinching look at the

#PWChat: Physician’s Weekly Live Chats on Twitter | eMedia

  Physician’s Weekly strives to keep our readers informed with the latest news and information in the healthcare industry. There are many moving parts to healthcare, and

TweetChat: A Look at the U.S. Opioid Epidemic | eMedia

Dr. Linda Girgis will co-host a tweetchat with PW on May 10, at 9:00pm ET on the U.S. opioid epidemic.

Mayo Clinic Researchers Demonstrate Value of Second Opinions | News Brief

Many patients come to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion or diagnosis confirmation before treatment for a complex condition. In a new study, Mayo Clinic reports that

Video CME/CE: Pain Management & Opioids, With ZDoggMD | News Brief

Read all the "front matter" information to the right, watch the video below, then click the link at the bottom to complete the post-test and obtain credits.

CME/CE: Examining Proneness to Malpractice Claims | News Brief

A study has found that a small number of physicians with distinctive characteristics accounted for a disproportionately large number of paid malpractice claims.

Men Face Greater Risk of Death Following Osteoporosis-Related Fractures | News Brief

Men face a greater risk of mortality following a fracture related to osteoporosis, a common disease where the bones become weak and brittle, according to new research

Examining Proneness to Malpractice Claims | News Brief

A study has found that a small number of physicians with distinctive characteristics accounted for a disproportionately large number of paid malpractice claims.

Video – Against Medical Advice 001: HIMSS, the Robot Apocalypse, and Dark Side Tonight | News Brief

The following originally appeared at ZDoggMD.com.

What public health really needs is a 90’s-style gangsta rap about…vegetables. | News Brief

The following was pulled from PW partner ZDoggMD at http://zdoggmd.com/vegetables.  “What public health really needs is a 90’s-style gangsta rap about…vegetables. At least, that was the premise driving this collaboration with

Insurance Status Linked to Patient Safety in Lumbar Fusion | News Brief

Medicaid, self-pay patients more likely to experience patient safety indicators

Perfecting the Post-Visit Procedure | Medical Blog

After-visit calls aren’t working; what can be done instead? Right outside of my office door is one of the workstations where our medical technicians perform one of

Stronger Malpractice Laws Don’t Reduce Complications | Medical Blog

A study of over 890,000 Medicare beneficiaries shows that states with malpractice environments unfavorable to physicians do not see improved postoperative outcomes for 11 different types of

Bone Markers as Screening Strategy for Patient Adherence to Osteoporosis Medications | News Brief

A new position paper proposes measuring specific bone turnover markers (BTMs) in patients who have initiated use of oral bisphosphonates for postmenopausal osteoporosis as a practical way

Burnout & Satisfaction: Examining Trends | Feature

Burnout has been defined as a syndrome of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and feelings of ineffectiveness. “Burnout has profound implications for physicians, patients, and their families,” says Colin

Obesity & Orthopedic Trauma | Feature

Studies have shown that the prevalence of obesity in the United States has increased substantially over the past 2 decades. Obesity is associated with many other disease

Nurse Practitioners Step in to Fill Growing Need for House Calls | News Brief

Researcher: States could revisit regulations on NPs to help meet demand. Nurse practitioners are increasingly providing house calls for frail and elderly patients, eclipsing any other specialties

Improving Lifestyles, One Patient at a Time | Feature

I’m sure a lot of people received health-related presents this past holiday season. But will they make us healthier? How many Fitbits are gathering dust, uncharged? How

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