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Do quality measures disillusion young doctors?If patients are going to hurt the practice’s financial bottom line by causing adverse scores, are they patients we want to continue to serve?
Marriage, children cause more burnout for female physicians
Marriage, children cause more burnout for female physiciansBy now, we know that women physicians have higher rates of burnout than their male counterparts, with increased levels of depression and suicide.
DAAs dramatically increase HCV cure rates among veteransThe introduction of direct-acting antiviral agents has transformed hepatitis C care among veterans.
Multiple DAAs provide quality care for HCV patientsMultiple oral direct-acting antiviral agents show great promise in treating the vast majority of hepatitis C patients.
Helping patients better understand glaucomaWhen I was a resident at the SUNY College of Optometry, I was asked a to conduct a few patient question and answer sessions regarding glaucoma. The sessions consisted of me sitting with a small group of patients, family members, or whoever wanted to know more about glaucoma.
Dry eye workshops assist ODs with protocolScott Schachter, OD, discusses how the Dry Eye WorkShop (DEWS I) and upcoming DEWS II announcement at ARVO in May can help ODs form an effective dry eye protocol at their practices.
Pros and cons of offering professional courtesyProfessional courtesy, waiving all or part of professional fees, now has become a field day for lawyers and third-party carriers—and an unwary trap for the well-intentioned doctor.
3 steps to success in clinical practiceSo, in optometry, with online refractions, online sales of eyeglasses and contact lenses, and in the face of reduced insurance reimbursements, is true practice autonomy attainable?
Early marker of renal decline discovered in diabetes patientsMonitoring of arterial stiffness could be a potential target for prediction of renal decline in younger type 2 diabetes patients.
USPSTF interventions for CVD risk factors could be cost effectiveTargeting all eligible patients would be cost-effective, but cost might be reduced by focusing on certain patient subgroups.