Business of Medicine Perspective

 
 
  • Doctors' Incomes Are on the Rise -- Is Yours? For many physicians, earnings are looking better and they're more satisfied with their practice, according to Medscape's Physician Compensation Report 2017.
  • Should We Refuse Transplants for People With Disabilities?   Ethicist Art Caplan discusses the moral argument about when transplantation should and shouldn't be considered in people with disabilities.
  • Does the Hippocratic Oath Promote Burnout? Some doctors contend that by honorably swearing to live up to the unattainable ideals of patient care in the Hippocratic Oath, they are sowing the seeds of their own destruction.
  • We Want to Know: What's Your Favorite Vacation Destination? It's time to think about your next vacation. Is there a place you would like to recommend that was unforgettable? Or maybe you're thinking of a unique travel destination. We'd like to know.
  • Do Physicians' Beards Endanger Patients' Health?   A bioethicist notes that physicians' choices on attire and personal appearance could have negative consequences for their patients.
  • New Prescribing Regulations Bring Challenges for Doctors Prescribing controlled substances has become more regulated. But stymied patients may not always abide by the new laws, thereby putting practices in jeopardy. Should doctors dismiss these patients?
  • How Would You Replace the ACA? President Trump's vow to repeal and replace the ACA has been a contentious issue. Now it's time for physicians to propose a plan that will improve America's healthcare and lower costs.
  • Extraordinary Physicians: 12 Doctors Who Break the Mold In this slideshow, we highlight the accomplishments of a cross-section of America's physicians, a group that illustrates medicine's continuing evolution and diversity.
  • Are You Leaving Tax Money on the Table? Are you still working on your tax returns? Here are some important ways to get all of the deductions you deserve.
  • The State Shouldn't Tell Doctors What to Say, Says Ethicist   Dr Art Caplan, bioethicist, discusses physicians' right to talk to their patients about certain topics, including gun safety and the abortion reversal pill, in view of various state legislation.
  • Saying You're Sorry Might Not Cut It Fess up or clam up? A study weighs in; internist leads liability reform effort; physician carries taint of mega award.
  • 8 Must-Do Ways to Lift Your Income Up Physicians face many challenges to their income this year, but there are ways to maintain or increase income that help both patients and physicians.
  • Is Loneliness a Public Health Issue?; Shop With Your Doc How loneliness is its own risk factor, and how doctors can help; When docs go grocery shopping with patients; The impact of retail clinics on emergency rooms.
  • 16 Anatomic Mnemonics These vivid images by medical student Nick Love, PhD, are both entertaining and educational.
  • Is It Ethical to Use Anencephalic Newborns for Organ Donation?   A pregnant woman wants to offer her anencephalic unborn baby to be used as a potential organ donor. Many professionals question the ethics of this action.
  • Considering Locum Tenens? Freedom, Good Pay, and Some Risks Becoming a locum tenens can be a great career move for the right doctor, but doing your due diligence before accepting an assignment can help you avoid unwanted surprises.
  • Physician-Assisted Dying: The Antithesis of Medicine, Says Doc   Bioethicist Art Caplan speaks with a physician who argues that physician-assisted death is exactly what medicine should not do.
  • Should You Help Depressed People End Their Lives?   As more states move to legalize physician-assisted dying, which patients should be granted their last wish is the subject of heated debate. The European experience is problematic, an ethicist notes.
  • A History of Presidential Healthcare Proposals In consideration of President Trump's first address to Congress this week, we review the history of presidential healthcare proposals, starting with Theodore Roosevelt.
  • Does the Fear of Being Sued Promote Quality? A long-held malpractice/defensive medicine belief is scrutinized.