Working in a busy hospital can be quite stressful, and a number of independent studies have found that burnout has taken an increasingly detrimental toll on practicing physicians in recent years. One particular study conducted by the Mayo Clinic in 2015 found that roughly 54 percent of doctors experienced at least one symptom of burnout Continue Reading..
According to an article published this week in the Baltimore Sun, the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality was recently awarded a $16 million contract that aims to improve surgical care for patients across the United States. The contracts itself will connect doctors at Johns Hopkins Medicine with 750 other U.S. hospitals Conti...
Malpractice laws are designed to provide patients with a legal recourse in the event that they are harmed by a physician providing substandard care. Proponents of these laws also tend to argue that they improve quality of care by providing physicians with an incentive to do their jobs well. But do strict malpractice laws really Continue Reading..
Trips to the hospital can be stressful for patients, and sometimes that stress manifests itself as misplaced hostility towards physicians. We might like to think that doctors are well-equipped to deal with rude, adversarial patients, but a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Florida suggests that rudeness can have devastating effects on Contin...
The advancements made in medicine over the past century have drastically decreased the chances of complications during childbirth, especially maternal mortality. But despite the research and resources that are available, maternal mortality rates have actually increased since 1987. In December 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cited that per every 100,000 live births Continue Reading
For people with severe allergies, self-administered epinephrine injectors like the EpiPen can be life-saving devices. Recently, however, the maker of the EpiPen received widespread criticism when it was revealed that the company had increased the price of the epinephrine injectors by more than 400 percent over a period of 12 years. These massive price hikes Continue Reading..