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Primary Care Use Associated With Improved Health Care Experience

Primary Care Use Associated With Improved Health Care Experience

Researchers used data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey to examine whether visits to primary care providers resulted in high-value or low-value care, as well as the impact of those visits on patient access to and experience with health care.

New Patient Wait Times at VA Medical Centers Improved Between 2014 and 2017

Compared with wait times at VA health centers, wait times in the private sector remained static.

Antibiotics Often Inappropriately Prescribed for Bronchiolitis in ED

In almost 70% of bronchiolitis cases, antibiotics prescribed with no concomitant infection.

Opinion

Please stop filming me: Smartphones in the emergency department

A hospital policy to prevent video recording in the emergency department helps to prevent patients from recording clinicians without their permission.

The House's healthcare bill: Trumpcare or "Chumpcare"?

Public opinion polls support the views of professional organizations, with 60% of Americans opposing the new American Health Care Act, 31% supporting it, and 9% undecided.

Tips for adjusting to the night shift

Working through the night and sleeping during the day can be a difficult adjustment.

Clinical Features

Coping With Challenges When Working the Holidays

Coping With Challenges When Working the Holidays

For many physicians, working during the holiday season is simply part of the job.

A Zebra in the Emergency Department

A Zebra in the Emergency Department

Many cases of vaginal foreign body are unusual and often difficult to detect.

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