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Prescription drugs
Many cases of prescription drug abuse involve people getting the drugs from a relative or friend. However, according to CDC researchers, individuals who are at a much higher risk of overdose are just as likely to have them prescribed to them by a doctor. In fact, many opioid pain reliever abusers do go straight to their doctors for their drugs. In 2016, more than 84% of people in the U.S. were in contact with a
medical malpractice
The increase in medical malpractice lawsuits in 2021 has contributed to a rise in Medical Malpractice Stress Syndrome. Medical mistakes can be costly, with far-reaching consequences for patients, healthcare providers and hospitals. A medical malpractice claim can affect all aspects of a physician’s life. For one thing, a litigation culture leads to a high burnout rate among healthcare providers. Because medical errors are bound to happen, it is important to learn how to manage litigation-related
Telehealth has defined healthcare provision, especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic. While vaccine rollout is gaining momentum and patients feel safer to return to in-person care, there is still a general feeling among patients that virtual care should be the order of the day. Attesting to this fact, a recent survey by the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) indicates that 50 percent of the respondents aged between 18 and 56 preferred to see
Telehealth has played a significant role in augmenting healthcare systems during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most states in the U.S. have modified their existing regulations and rules to increase access to healthcare services using telehealth.   Due to lockdowns and coronavirus restrictions, including the need for social distancing, health-seeking behaviors were disrupted. Most patients were not sure if health facilities were safe to visit. However, most healthcare providers quickly transitioned to telehealth to take care of patients,
Physician burnout is a big problem and learning how to improve work-life balance is one way doctors can help reduce this serious issue. Improving a life balance doesn’t have to be that difficult. Applying simple strategies to your daily routine, such as delegating more and getting a better grasp on efficient medical documentation can help.  Around one in three doctors experience burnout at any given time. Not only can burnout interfere with your wellbeing, it

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