Data suggest that gentler, thoughtful approach helps boost patient outcomes.
In certain markets, wary physicians, narrow provider networks pose obstacles to care.
Article describes challenges for women in medicine, highlights things that need to be changed.
Characteristics and effects of interventions vary; few trials show improved adherence and clinical outcome.
Proportion undergoing testing varies by demographic and health-related factors, by state.
Provider burnout linked to lower patient satisfaction, reduced health outcomes; may increase costs.
Tool helps identify areas for practice expansion, establishment; create physician-to-population ratios.
Patients and families feel more informed; improvement in staff attitude toward visitors.
Rotating shifts for more than 10 years seem to have the biggest impact, researchers say.
A third die within a week of beginning palliative care, experts say.
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