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Welcome to Medical Economics' blog section which features contributions from members of the medical community. The views expressed in these blogs are those of their respective contributors and do not represent the views of Medical Economics or UBM Medica.

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What makes a high-risk patient, and how do we care for them?
What makes a high-risk patient, and how do we care for them?With the paradigm shift to value-based care, physicians, health plans and policy makers are all striving for a crucial goal—achieving better outcomes at lower costs
Do quality measures disillusion young doctors?If patients are going to hurt the practice’s financial bottom line by causing adverse scores, are they patients we want to continue to serve?
Marriage, children cause more burnout for female physicians
Marriage, children cause more burnout for female physiciansBy now, we know that women physicians have higher rates of burnout than their male counterparts, with increased levels of depression and suicide.
Primary care has lost its quarterback position in patient careThere is a crisis in primary care and it’s now flowing over into the hospital when a primary care physician’s (PCP) patient is admitted.
To increase access of palliative care, turn to primary careAmerica is facing an epidemic of chronic illness.
Will retail take over primary care?
Will retail take over primary care?Walgreens and CVS pharmacy chains are aggressively developing primary care venues within their stores. Their approaches are similar yet different, although the underlying strategy is the same for both.
How federal policy has worsened the U.S. primary care shortage
How federal policy has worsened the U.S. primary care shortageLoud and clear warnings forecasting the current shortage of primary care physicians in the United States date back to the early 2000s.
Healthcare is only “safe” when physicians work for patientsThis post is in rebuttal to the blog post by Dr. Monya De, "White men need to do their part and make healthcare safe again."
What are small practices saying about telemedicine?While leaders in healthcare are pushing for an era of digital care, many providers on the frontlines have remained silent observers.
The largest cause of medical errors is congressThere has been much published in both the medical and lay press about the magnitude of errors in medicine. This is a contentious subject with wildly variable results most likely due to the difficulties associated with the many and varied complexities of clinical medicine.