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CDC: ~8 Percent of U.S. Adults Nonadherent Due to Rx Costs

CDC: ~8 Percent of U.S. Adults Nonadherent Due to Rx Costs

Patients skipping doses, taking less medication or delaying filling prescriptions.

Benefits Package Important for Attracting, Retaining Staff

Benefits Package Important for Attracting, Retaining Staff

Key benefit options include vacation days, sick leave, attendance bonuses, paid time off.

Collaboration Between Med Students Cuts Diagnostic Errors

Collaboration Between Med Students Cuts Diagnostic Errors

Diagnostic accuracy higher for pairs than individuals assessing cases of respiratory distress.

Docs Should Negotiate Health Care Payer Contracts

Docs Should Negotiate Health Care Payer Contracts

Items to negotiate include easing of prior authorization process, extension for submitting claim.

Viral Load at Delivery in 13 Percent of Women Taking HAART

Viral Load at Delivery in ~13 Percent of Women Taking HAART

Detectable viral load linked to multiparity, black ethnicity, education, timing of HAART initiation.

Impact of Medical Scribes on EHR Advancement Discussed

Impact of Medical Scribes on EHR Advancement Discussed

Use of medical scribes should not be replacement for improvement of EHRs.

Working Long Hours? Beware Risky Alcohol Consumption

Working Long Hours? Beware Risky Alcohol Consumption

Researchers find link between long hours on the job and excess alcohol consumption.

Research Funding Wanes in the United States, Grows Globally

Research Funding Wanes in the United States, Grows Globally

Asia gains ground, America loses opportunities to cure major diseases, researchers say.

Guidelines Presented for Clinical Documentation in 21st Century

Guidelines Presented for Clinical Documentation in 21st Century

Recommendations provided for clinicians, provider institutions, government regulators, payers.

Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate Tied to Higher HIV Risk

Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate Tied to Higher HIV Risk

Study not designed to demonstrate a causal relationship.

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