Orthopedics Perspective

 
 

  • Medscape Physician Assistant Burnout Report 2022 PAs share their experiences with burnout and depression and whether it's spurred thoughts of leaving the profession.
  • A Virus Poised to Jump Species to Humans   Researchers show how close we are to another pandemic, and how it will start with zoonotic transmission.
  • How Anthem Gets Away With Nonpayment and Denials   Dr Robert Glatter and Dr Andrew Fenton join Andrew Selesnick and James Blakeman to discuss a disturbing pattern of nonpayment and denials by the insurer Anthem.
  • The Dubious Value of Online Reviews Neurologist Allan Block describes online reviews of doctors by patients as "the wild west," with minimal rules and little if any oversight ― and argues that both good and bad ratings "mean nothing."
  • Medscape RN/LPN Compensation Report 2022 Nurses from the largest nursing specialties share their views in a new report on nurse income, including bonus pay, education, and certifications.
  • The Bionic Pancreas Triumphs in Pivotal Trial   We are closer than ever to a truly hands-free closed-loop insulin delivery system for type 1 diabetes.
  • Substance and Opioid Abuse Report 2022 Physicians reveal their attitudes about substance abuse and how those challenges affect themselves and their patient's lives.
  • No Such Thing as an Easy Fix Neurologist Allan Block notes that although it's common for people to look for shortcuts, there's no easy fix when it comes to research — and life in general.
  • Infographic: Incomes Climb for Young Physicians For physicians younger than 40 years, average compensation rose in 2021 at rates even faster than for their older peers. However, a pay gap persists between younger male and female doctors.
  • Young Physicians Compensation Report 2022 Medscape's Young Physician Compensation Report 2022 explores changes in overall income, incentives, and attitudes about work amid recovery from a very tough year.
  • The Best Reason to Get an Omicron Booster   Perry Wilson is getting an Omicron booster, but his reason for doing so might not be what you think it is.
  • A Virologist's Take on Polio, Monkeypox, and COVID-19   Virologist Jeremy Kamil shares his relatively upbeat perspective on the viral threats we face today.
  • Advice to My Younger Self Dr Allan Block ponders what he would say to his younger self two and a half decades after the start of his career as a neurologist.
  • Rural Hospitals on Life Support   Dr Alok Patel discusses the Rural Emergency Hospitals program and the feasibility of closing inpatient services, asking for input from healthcare professionals in rural areas.
  • It’s How You Walk -- Not Just Your Step Count -- That Matters   When you're trying to reach 10,000 a day, remember this.
  • Medscape Medical Student Lifestyle Report 2022 Med students share their plans for a future in medicine, test-taking experiences, relationships with instructors, biases they confront, and what it's like training during COVID.
  • We Are Failing to Use What We've Learned About COVID   Another COVID-19 variant is inevitable because we aren't doing anything to stop it, says UK operational researcher Christina Pagel.
  • Infographic: What Employed Doctors Like Most, Least at Work Physicians working for a hospital, healthcare organization, or other employer reveal which aspects of their jobs they enjoy the most -- and which features make work unrewarding.
  • Employed Physicians Report: Yes to Focus, No to Bureaucracy Employed physicians reveal the pros and cons of their jobs, income and bonus structure; roles in the organization; and corporate policies and rules.
  • Would You Like to Live to a 'Ripe Old Age'? We can control much about our quality of life, our length of life, and parameters of dying, by our volitional actions. Here's my advice.