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Medical Economics Blog

Early viral infection may contribute to celiac developmentResearchers believe a vaccine could be developed to prevent the formation of celiac disease and possibly other autoimmune disorders.
Patient prompts can increase flu shot rates nearly 40%A simple prompt reminding patients of their flu shot was found to be highly effective in a trial run at the University of Pennsylvania.
Medical residents angered at extended work hours
Medical residents angered at extended work hoursNew ACGME work hours upset medical residents
88th annual Physician Report: Ambivalence wreaking havoc in primary care
88th annual Physician Report: Ambivalence wreaking havoc in primary careThe findings of the latest Physician Report reflect the sense of ambivalence among many primary care physicians regarding their chosen profession.
Your Voice: Physicians can save healthcare
Mr. President, physicians fight when things get toughPhysician numbers aren’t declining
10 ways to improve patient data securityMore than 80% of security breaches result from human errors
How to boost physician productivity through use of extendersNurse practitioners, physician assistants and others can increase practice revenue by up to 20% if used properly
How physicians can prepare for retirement at different career stagesPhysicians should adapt their financial planning based on life circumstances and goals
Hospital admissions: Coding scenarios to considerHow do you bill situations when you see the patient in the office and then direct the patient to go to the emergency department (ED)?