In one study, only 56 percent of doctors strongly welcomed patients with disabilities into their practice. Less than half were confident or very confident that they could provide the same quality of care to people with disabilities as they could to other patients.
Emily M. Godfrey, University of Washington and Adelaide H. McClintock, University of Washington Just over a month after the Supreme Court struck down 50 years of federal protection of abortion rights in the U.S., at least 43 abortion clinics in…
The doctors who participated in this program went from highly to only mildly burned out, while their peers who were not in the program became even more burned out.
Doctors have long asserted that prior authorization — the need to get approval from the patient’s insurer before proceeding with treatment — causes delays that can hurt patient care. Prior authorizations also exact a toll on doctors, who say the paperwork has gotten out of hand.
Research has long shown that doctors are less likely to respect patients who are overweight or obese, even as nearly three-quarters of adults in the U.S. now fall into one of those categories.
A handful of states are easing certain licensing requirements, creating programs for foreign-trained doctors to work alongside U.S.-trained ones, reserving residency spots for immigrant health workers and providing help, sometimes including financial aid, for those working to get a U.S. license. States hope the efforts can not only get medical providers to more places where they are needed—particularly underserved rural and urban areas—but also lead to more professionals who speak the same language as and are culturally attuned to those they treat in an ever more diverse America.
For the eased guidelines to have their intended effect, states would need to amend or repeal existing statutes that limit opioid prescriptions to three to seven days and set ceilings on the daily dose doctors can prescribe.
Most doctors use language that is too complex for their patients to understand, but some have the unique ability to tailor their language to meet their patients’ communication needs and overcome the confusion that is so common in health care.
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Decision could mean that hospitals and other employers will need to revise their policies barring workers from talking to the news media and posting on social media.
Health care workers across the country say they feel underappreciated by their employers and disillusioned with the medical profession.
A survey by the Physicians Foundation estimated that 8% of all physician practices nationally — around 16,000 — have closed under the stress of the pandemic.
Huge vacancies in VA medical centers means that veterans are not getting the health care they need.
“Everyone goes along with the idea that we’re all in the same boat together. But, really, it’s like we’re all on the Titanic and it’s sinking.”
Health care workers of color were more likely to care for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, more likely to report using inadequate protective gear,