• Viewpoint: Why female physicians are sued less

    A recent study found one-third of physicians are sued in their lifetime, but female physicians have nearly half as many claims against them as male physicians. Ron King, CEO of healthcare marking and practice management consulting firm Vanguard Communications, offered a few reasons why in an opinion piece on MedPage Today on May 28.
  • New York physician dies in homemade airplane crash

    An OB-GYN accused of fertility fraud was killed in a plane crash in Orleans County, N.Y., on May 28, the Democrat and Chronicle reported May 30.
  • Ohio hospital failed to protect workers from violence: OSHA

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited a Columbus, Ohio, children's hospital with two violations and proposed a $18,000 fine after it found the hospital failed to protect its employees from violent patients.
  • Improving hospital margins by reducing care variation

    Reducing care variation is key to better outcomes & margins. Build a strategy that helps physicians do it here.
  • Permanente Federation CEO shares how it's keeping physicians safe

    As incidents of violence against physicians and nurses continue to rise, Ramin Davidoff, MD, the co-CEO of the Permanente Federation, a consulting organization for the eight Permanente Medical Groups, detailed how the organization is prioritizing physicians' safety both physically and mentally in a May 25 American Medical Association discussion.
  • Phoenix Children's, U of Arizona partner to accelerate pediatric research efforts

    Phoenix Children's and the University of Arizona have partnered to accelerate research efforts for devastating pediatric conditions, according to a May 25 news release.
  • Indiana physician reprimanded, fined for talking about abortion for 10-year-old

    The Indiana state medical board gave an Indiana physician a reprimand and fine after she spoke about providing an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio, NPR reported May 26.
  • 12 common long COVID symptoms: Mass General, NIH

    Somerville, Mass.-based Mass General Brigham partnered with the National Institutes of Health to conduct a study of nearly 10,000 adults in an effort to standardize a research framework for long COVID-19, according to a May 25 news release. 
  • Indiana physician to face board after providing abortion to 10-year-old

    The Indiana attorney general is prosecuting an obstetrician-gynecologist for violating patient privacy and mandatory reporting laws in the case of a 10-year-old rape victim, the Indianapolis Star reported May 24.
  • Some physicians, residents refuse to practice, train in states with abortion bans

    Some practicing physicians — as well as residents and people considering a career in medicine — say they will not work or train in states that have restricted or banned abortion services. 
  • Intermountain at center of conflicting reports on adult gender transition appointments

    Questions have emerged about Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Health's gender-affirming care policies and practices after a May 18 report from KUER, an NPR member station, detailed two cases of patients who claim to have been preparing for transitional surgery, only to have their appointments abruptly canceled.
  • 10 medical specialties with the most, fewest board certified physicians

    More than 35,000 physicians became board certified in 2022 — a 3.7 percent increase from the year prior — totaling a record 975,000 physicians nationwide who are now certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
  • 'Generous gift' to accelerate infectious disease research at Tampa General  

    Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital received a "generous gift" from the Lasher family of Tampa that will be used to expand TGH's infectious disease research and support the TGH Foundation, according to a May 24 hospital news release.
  • What MD graduates of 2023 want hospitals to know

    After four years of medical school — three of which were during a global pandemic — 2023 graduates are preparing to enter their residency placements with several things on their minds: mental health, promoting equity, care quality and concerns about the industry at times prioritizing profits over people.
  • Tampa General performs its 1st living donor transplant

    Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital has successfully completed the first living donor liver transplant in its history, a May 23 press release announced.
  • The top 5 medical services Americans are skipping

    Financial uncertainty and the high cost of medical expenses have caused many people to forgo medical treatment, a Federal Reserve report released in May found.
  • Viewpoint: Wage inequities are hurting the medical profession

    A strike of more than 150 resident physicians is highlighting an issue that can no longer be ignored in medicine: wage disparity, Kevin Pho, MD, an internal medicine physician and founder of KevinMD, wrote on the website May 22.
  • Georgia university plans 3rd medical school campus

    Augusta University's Medical College of Georgia is planning to open a four-year medical school in Savannah to increase access to physician education and training in the state. 
  • Buffalo, Michigan State med students find solidarity after mass shootings

    Deans from the University at Buffalo in New York and Michigan State University in Lansing coordinated a lunch for 18 medical students to discuss their experiences navigating the stressors of med school and the mass shootings at both schools in the last year, UBNow reported May 22.
  • How some physicians keep practicing after retirement

    Physicians like Ved Gossain, MD, are stepping out of retirement for a few hours a week to provide specialty care to rural residents, according to a May 17 article posted on the American Medical Association website.
  • The Leapfrog grades of hospitals hit with immediate jeopardy warnings

    Eight of 10 hospitals in the U.S. that have faced a possible loss of Medicare or Medicaid funding from CMS in the last year due to immediate jeopardy situations have regained compliance. However, the hospitals facing these situations are not always ones that are graded poorly in other methodologies. 

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