The roles and responsibilities now require stretching medical directors’ skills into contract negotiations, group dynamics, organizational development, team management, and many areas not covered in a traditional medical curriculea.
Physician burnout can contribute to patients' own burnout as they navigate their care, wrote Aisling Carroll, an ovarian cancer survivor and freelance writer, in an op-ed for STAT.
Increasing amounts of in-basket messages generated by the EHR is correlated to higher levels of burnout symptoms among physicians, according to a study published in Health Affairs.
Among patients ages 65 and older, the rate of opioid-related hospitalizations jumped 34 percent between 2010 and 2015, according to statistical brief from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
West Virginia has the highest rate of fatal opioid overdoses among U.S. states, with 49.6 per 100,000 individuals, according to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Physician burnout is a public health issue that "urgently demands action" from the rest of the healthcare industry, according to a report from Harvard University and Massachusetts trade groups.
Chronic pain patients don't fare much better taking opioids to manage their pain than they do by taking placebos, a study published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association found.
One in 25 women hospitalized for a pregnancy-related reason tested positive for an illegal drug or a drug used to treat drug addiction in 2016-17 in Pennsylvania, according to a new report.