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To increase access of palliative care, turn to primary careAmerica is facing an epidemic of chronic illness.
Will retail take over primary care?
Will retail take over primary care?Walgreens and CVS pharmacy chains are aggressively developing primary care venues within their stores. Their approaches are similar yet different, although the underlying strategy is the same for both.
How federal policy has worsened the U.S. primary care shortage
How federal policy has worsened the U.S. primary care shortageLoud and clear warnings forecasting the current shortage of primary care physicians in the United States date back to the early 2000s.
Healthcare is only “safe” when physicians work for patientsThis post is in rebuttal to the blog post by Dr. Monya De, "White men need to do their part and make healthcare safe again."
What are small practices saying about telemedicine?While leaders in healthcare are pushing for an era of digital care, many providers on the frontlines have remained silent observers.
The largest cause of medical errors is congressThere has been much published in both the medical and lay press about the magnitude of errors in medicine. This is a contentious subject with wildly variable results most likely due to the difficulties associated with the many and varied complexities of clinical medicine.
White men need to do their part and make healthcare safe again
White men need to do their part and make healthcare safe againYes, white women voted for Trump in large numbers as well, but, across the country, the Republican leadership primarily relies on the votes of white men. For now, this is the group that is most powerful when it steps up.
The key to understanding consumer-centric healthcareFor over a decade, we have seen the steady rise of consumerism in healthcare. Far more than an emerging trend, it is now something that will dramatically alter the U.S. healthcare delivery system...for the better.
Why do women physicians experience burnout more than men?
Why do women physicians experience burnout more than men?The statistics are clear: Physicians are burned out, miserable and trying to get out of the clinical practice of medicine, and women physicians are leading the pack at twice the level of burnout as their male colleagues.
How should we define quality care?
How should we define quality care?Quality means different things to different people, especially as it pertains to healthcare