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If a recent survey of female physicians is anything to go by, neurologists and family medicine physicians really love their jobs. Seventy-three percent of the former and 71 percent of the latter would choose medicine again, according to a recent physician compensation report published by Medscape.
Some physician groups oppose the Department of Veteran Affairs' proposed rule to give advanced practice registered nurses expanded practice authority, citing concerns about a lack of clinical oversight from physicians.
In the usual physician-patient encounter, it's the doctor who has the power. But that can all change when the physician is at the receiving end of a racist rant from a patient, writes J. Nwando Olayiwola, M.D., in a reflection piece in the Annals of Family Medicine.
Worries over the consequences of value-based payment methodologies in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act obscure significant improvements the rule makes over the status quo, writes Bob Doherty, senior vice president of Government Affairs and Public Policy at the American College of Physicians, in an article published in MedPage Today.
Consumer anger and frustration with the healthcare system is on the rise, and as the primary point of contact for patients using that system, doctors need to be aware and prepared, according to a story in Medical Economics.
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