As a physician, you improvise every day but may not even realize it. From interpreting non-verbal cues to dealing with unexpected twists in a case, improv is critical. And research shows that taking some classes for the skill enhances communication, improves diagnostic accuracy, boosts patient satisfaction, and reduces physicians’ stress. So, what are you waiting […]
This 2020 survey of more than 2,600 medical students reveals some interesting insights into the current cadre of medical students: insights regarding everything from business interests to waning empathy to the impact of COVID-19 on their training. Check out the full results, both the good and the bad – and sometimes, the ugly.
Expecting perfection when it comes to charting? Are you overly self-critical, telling yourself you’ll never get the charts done or you’re just not good at it? Do you go too big, watching your “identity-forming” charting spiral out of control? Keep calm and listen to this KevinMD.com podcast from Dr. Gail Gazelle, an internal medicine physician […]
Oncology Medical Home (OMH) is a system of care delivery that features coordinated, efficient, accessible, and evidence-based care and includes a process for measurement of outcomes to facilitate continuous quality improvement. OMH can serve as a roadmap to guide how a practice delivers high-quality oncology care (a process of practice transformation) and support (but not […]
An extremely interesting case in New York is examined in this article, which chronicles a female patient suffering from multiple sclerosis and her suit against her neurologist for prescribing a new medication that her attorney feels goes beyond medical malpractice and into fraud under NY’s General Business Law 349: “deceptive acts or practices in the […]
Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States, Medscape conducted its annual survey of physician compensation, analyzing responses from more than 17,000 physicians across 30 specialties. Here are some the key takeaways, along with how COVID-19 could influence next year’s numbers.
In this Special Report, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) publishes guidance for oncology practices on how to safely restore patient access to diagnostics, treatments, and other critical cancer care services.
This JAMA “Viewpoint” outlines the frameworks that should be used to inform decisions about how to modify cancer treatment based on patient and cancer-specific factors during these unprecedented COVID-19 times.