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doctors slam practice of 'blackmailing' patients




bill splitting occured where a surgeon and an anaesthetist shared a “close relationship” and used the extended medicare safety net work-arounds to find item numbers where they could charge patients up to 45 times the medicare benefits schedule anaesthetics fees and up to 16 times the mbs surgica...



family doctors say they risk becoming overloaded as work shifts




the dutch family doctors association lhv says its members are becoming overloaded with extra work as part of government efforts to shift treatment from hospitals to gps.family doctors carry out many hospital services for lower rates and the government is keen to see this continue. in addition, gps a...



family doctors say they risk becoming overloaded as work shifts




the dutch family doctors association lhv says its members are becoming overloaded with extra work as part of government efforts to shift treatment from hospitals to gps.family doctors carry out many hospital services for lower rates and the government is keen to see this continue. in addition, gps a...



patients react better when doctors imply uncertainty, rather than state it direc




choice of words might matter when doctors communicate uncertainty of diagnosis to their patients. a paper published in the international journal for quality in health care shows that the parents of pediatric patients may react more negatively to doctors who communicate uncertainty of diagnosis expli...



study: patients more likely to get flu shots when doctors make appointments




you're much more likely to get a flu shot if your doctor makes the appointment for you, rutgers researchers have discovered. a rutgers study has found that doctors who take a proactive stance and schedule flu shots for patients can dramatically increase vaccination rates. in the study, published in ...



dutch doctors offer dna test to rule out serious genetic illnesses in babies




dna testing. photo: depositphotos.comsix family doctors in groningen and friesland provinces are offering patients the chance to find out if their baby risks a serious genetic illness via dna tests, groningen’s teaching hospital umcg said on monday.the doctors are providing the test for €950, wh...



patients forced to buy medicines outside despite govt's free scheme




even though the district hospital has launched the pradhan mantri janaoushadi programme and opened generic medical outlets in its campus, the doctors have not stopped giving the patients prescriptions and asking them to go to private medical stores.when asked about this discrepancy the hospital auth...



medical note system could boost patients' engagement in their health care




encouraging patients to help write and add notes to their personal medical charts -- a task typically handled only by medical professionals -- may help patients feel more involved with their own care and improve relationships with their doctors, a new study has found.in research published in the ann...



hc raps centre for not giving no. of doctors in govt hospitals




the delhi high court today pulled up the centre for its failure to provide the exact number of doctors in their hospitals, saying it seemed the government was not serious over the issue of doctors getting beaten up.a bench of acting chief justice gita mittal and justice c hari shankar said it has in...



female doctors asked about family plans during job interviews, ama says




female junior doctors are being asked about their plans to have children during job interviews, prompting the australian medical association to slam the practice as something which "needs to have stopped yesterday".nsw president of the ama professor brad frankum called for tougher penalties again...



decision on kpme bill today: minister




health minister kr ramesh kumar assured the legislative assembly on thursday that the government will arrive at a final decision by today evening on the controversial karnataka private establishments (kpme) bill, which doctors across the state are vehemently protesting."i'm meeting the chief ministe...



you may live longer with a younger doctor: study




a study by harvard university researchers says you might want to rethink making an older doctor your physician.the study, which was published in the british medical journal, showed older doctors tended to have higher mortality rates than their younger counterparts.more than 700,000 patients and near...



dutch doctors work on better skin cancer treatment




cancer cells. photo: depositphotos.comdutch doctors believe that they have found a more successful way to treat people with skin cancer, according to the telegraaf on friday.it reports that doctors from the antoni van leeuwenhoek (avl) cancer institute, who registered 50 of their melanoma patients f...



first insight into which patients repeatedly miss gp appointments




many patients are regularly missing gp appointments according to the largest ever analysis of nhs patients who fail to attend.the most important indicator of which patients will miss multiple appointments is socio-economic deprivation according to researchers. the paper in the lancet public health l...



patients more satisfied when doctors treat fewer people, suggests study




doctors who see fewer patients may get better online reviews than physicians who have higher-volume practices, a study of us urologists suggests. researchers examined data on 665 urologists with medicare patients in california, looking at how many patients they treated as well as what types of revie...



how do doctors make decisions when managing care for critically & terminally ill




with the u.s. population aging rapidly, more resources are being dedicated to understanding how doctors make decisions while caring for critically ill, older patients at the end of their lives. if faced with an elderly, critically ill patient who has expressed the wish not to be intubated, for examp...



broadly adopted transfusion practice may not benefit patients without traumatic




a study from investigators at massachusetts general hospital (mgh) finds that a blood transfusion practice previously studied only in patients with severe traumatic injuries has been widely adopted within the hospital for surgical patients without traumatic injuries. not only has this practice not b...



drug companies are blackmailing us with expensive drugs: healthcare chief




the dutch healthcare institute zorginstituut nederland says insurers should stop paying for expensive drugs if pharmaceutical companies continue to refuse to say how they arrive at the price, the financieele dagblad said on monday.the institute, which assesses the efficacy of new drugs and advises t...



google voice recognition could transcribe doctor visits




the approach can not only distinguish the voices in the room, but also the subjects. it's broad enough to both account for a sophisticated medical diagnosis and small talk like the weather. doctors could have all the vital information they need for follow-ups and a better connection to their patient...



fadnavis warns striking docs of legal action




describing the attitude of striking doctors as "adamant" and "insensitive", maharashtra chief minister devendra fadnavis today warned of legal action and gave them an ultimatum to resume duties after his meet with their representatives later this afternoon.making a statement in the legislative assem...



bihar mp tells docs to mend ways, or get thrashed




doctors in bihar have taken umbrage over a threat issued by controversial mp from madhepura, pappu yadav, about "jan thukai" (public thrashing) if medical practitioners fail to mend their ways.the suspended rjd mp recently got three patients released from different private nursing homes and got a bo...



doctors need cultural training | eurekalert! science news




image: cultural competency should be implemented in the medical education curriculum, according to a study from the university of bergen. view more credit: university of bergena study conducted at the department of global public health and primary care (igs), university of bergen (uib), concluded ...



pharmaceutical companies raise health service sponsorship to €58m




pharmaceutical companies spent €58.5m sponsoring doctors, patients organisations and healthcare providers last year, the volkskrant said on thursday.this is a rise of 13% on 2015, the paper said, quoting figures from the transparantieregister zorg, set up five years ago to provide details about he...



presstv-are drug firms paying your doctor?




medicines are not evolving as fast as the multinational companies would like them to. many drugs which have been around for a while don’t generate any more income because the costs of the patients have already been written off. so, in order to make money, big drug companies are paying doctors mi...



how 3d printing, lego, and custom sleeves are helping hospitals




a wide variety of people have been using maker techniques to help in the medical field, and i was happy to check out some very innovative people and the techniques they were using at this year’s world maker faire new york.printing for medical educationtwo of the first medical makers that i met wer...