Is â€œPrice Rightâ€ for America's Doctors?December 8th 2016
President-Elect Donald J. Trump has nominated a physician to be the new Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services. In addition to deciding the future of Obamacare, the cabinet secretary at HHS also oversees Medicare, Medicaid, the FDA, CDCP and NIH.
The PMD Critical List: NFL Doctors Don't Agree on What Jeopardizes Players' HealthNovember 21st 2016
Thanksgiving is around the corner and that means the three â€œFsâ€ are within armâ€™s reach â€“ family, football, and food. Speaking of football, the story topping this weekâ€™s PMD Critical List addresses how physicians in the NFL differ in opinion on playersâ€™ health.
Medicare and Medicaid Participation Rates for Doctors by StateOctober 20th 2016
Digging down a little deeper on the recently completed biennial survey of physicians by The Physicians Foundation, here are some details about how and where physicians do their jobs based on some important practice characteristics.
63% of Docs Are Pessimistic About Their Job Future, And More Survey ResultsSeptember 29th 2016
Americaâ€™s physicians are changing their practice patterns in ways that will inhibit patient access to care, and they are largely disengaged from the mechanisms of healthcare reform such as value-based payments, accountable care organizations, and electronic medical recordsâ€¦
The PMD Critical List: Should Doctors Attend Patient Funerals?September 26th 2016
A majority of surveyed Australian physicians responded that they had attended funerals of their patients in the past. Is this recommended? Plus, a study shows that the anxious are more vulnerable to cancer, at least among men, and Scientific American has published what it calls a "disturbing picture" of how the FDA may manipulate the scientific press. These stories and more comprise this week's Critical List.
The PMD Critical List: Doctors Test Drones to Speed DiagnosesSeptember 19th 2016
Drones could play a multi-faceted role in the provision of healthcare in the near future, a pill could play a role in halting alcoholism, and doctors report wishing to play a greater role in the health of some of their male patients. These stories and more comprise this week's PMD Critical List.
Work on the Four Domains of HappinessSeptember 8th 2016
According to Charles Murray, â€œHappiness is a simple concept. Philosophically, the Western understanding comes from Aristotle. Skipping a lot of nuances, the definition of happiness that comes out of that tradition is lasting and justified satisfaction with life as a whole.â€