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Unneeded Scans, Therapy, Surgery Add to Ills of Breast Cancer Patients

Physician leaders should remain mindful of the extremely costly and potentially harmful treatments they and their teams order.   
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New Report Explores Communication’s Role in Patient-Physician Experience

Produced by AAPL, “Connected” is now available for download, offering perspective on this essential relationship.
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Is Geisinger's Offer of Refunds to Dissatisfied Patients the Ultimate Satisfaction Tool?

The Pennsylvania health system guarantees a high level of patient care, and if patients leave unsatisfied, the organization will give back their copays. 
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Distracted Doctoring? Don’t Let Computer Come Before Patient During Exam

on November 14, 2017 | By Susan Kreimer | Patient Care/Quality Technology
The relatively new era of electronic health records is creating more work for physicians rather than simplifying documentation. 
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Unfavorable Online Reviews a Challenge for Many Physicians

on October 25, 2017 | By Susan Kreimer | Patient Care/Quality Technology
 There is value in review websites, but they can lead to problems when literally anyone posts negative comments or false information.
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As Care Shifts from Hospital to Home, Guarding Against Infection Falls to Families

on October 12, 2017 | By Melissa Bailey | Leadership Patient Care/Quality
Physicians must keep in mind that, despite a lack of medical training, relatives increasingly are assigned complex, risky tasks, such as maintaining catheters.
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Elder Abuse: ERs on Front Line of Protecting a Vulnerable Population

Turning suspicion into intervention remains a difficult matter for physicians and other health care professionals.
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Some Seniors Refuse Home Health Care After Hospitalization, Adding Risk to Recovery

A study says those that do double their chances of readmission within two months. Understanding why this happens and what can be done about it is important. 
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The Controversy Over Hospital Ratings Rages On

on August 8, 2017 | By Patty Ryan | Leadership Patient Care/Quality
The  ranking disparities among various agencies and publications raise doubt about  validity and could lead to confusion for patients and their families.
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Video: Omalu discusses CTE challenges, need for treatment

AAPL member Bennett Omalu likens the disease to cancer and expresses concern about youths exposed to football. Recent brain research supports Omalu's pioneering discovery.
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