Scribes improve physician satisfaction with no negative effects on patient satisfaction

New research led by American Cancer Society researchers finds that after full implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the percent of uninsured decreased substantially in Medicaid expansion states among the most vulnerable patients: low-income nonelderly adults with newly diagnosed cancer. Meanwhile the number of uninsured remained persistently high in nonexpansion states.

Scribes improve physician satisfaction with no negative effects on patient satisfaction

The first randomized controlled trial of scribes finds that they produce significant improvements in physician satisfaction without detracting from patient satisfaction.

Tue 12 Sep 17 from Medical Xpress

Trustworthiness and public investment in clinical practice guidelines

Although clinical practice guidelines should be based on high quality research and practice experience, they vary in their relevance to practice, use of evidence, and other factors. Researchers ...

Tue 12 Sep 17 from Medical Xpress

Cancer patients receive less support to quit smoking than patients with heart disease

Although a cancer diagnosis can motivate people to try to quit smoking, a study of British general practitioners finds that physicians are more likely to support smoking cessation in primary ...

Tue 12 Sep 17 from Medical Xpress

Doctors spend half of workday in the electronic health record

Primary care physicians spend more than one-half of their workday interacting with the electronic health record during and after clinic hours.

Tue 12 Sep 17 from Medical Xpress

Cancer survivors who quit smoking sooner can live longer

Lung cancer survivors who quit smoking within a year of diagnosis will live for longer than those who continue to smoke, according to new research led by the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford.

Tue 12 Sep 17 from Medical Xpress

New tool to assess usefulness of clinical guidelines for patient outcomes

A team of researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine and colleagues have developed a new tool, G-TRUST (the Guideline Trustworthiness, Relevance, and Utility Scoring Tool) to help clinicians ...

Tue 12 Sep 17 from Medical Xpress

Medicaid expansion linked to lower uninsured rates

New research led by American Cancer Society researchers finds that after full implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the percent of uninsured decreased substantially in Medicaid expansion ...

Fri 8 Sep 17 from Medical Xpress

Obamacare Paid Off for Poorer Cancer Patients

Health coverage surged in states that expanded Medicaid, research finds

Mon 11 Sep 17 from WebMD

Uninsured Rate Falls To A Record Low Of 8.8 Percent

Census Bureau reports that 28.1 million people in the country were without insurance in 2016, down from 29 million the year before.

Tue 12 Sep 17 from Kaiser Health News

September/October 2017 Annals of Family Medicine

This is a summary of articles published in the September/October 2017 Annals of Family Medicine.

Tue 12 Sep 17 from Eurekalert

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