News tagged with clinical judgment

Physicians must be proactive in risk management

(HealthDay)—Risk is inherent in the practice of medicine, but physicians can take steps to prevent patient injury and avoid lawsuits, according to an article published Dec. 10 in Medical Economics.

Dec 19, 2013
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Contraception in women over 40

Despite declining fertility, women over age 40 still require effective contraception if they wish to avoid pregnancy. A review article outlines the risks and benefits of various contraceptive options for these women. The ...

Mar 04, 2013
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Bias may exist in rating of medical trainees

Peter Yeates, M.B.B.S., M.Clin.Ed., of the University of Manchester, United Kingdom, and colleagues conducted a study to examine whether observations of the performance of postgraduate year 1 physicians influence raters' ...

Dec 04, 2012
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AABB releases new guidelines for red blood cell transfusion

AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks) recommends a restrictive red blood cell transfusion strategy for stable adults and children, according to new guidelines being published in Annals of Internal Me ...

Mar 26, 2012
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ASTRO develops brain metastases guideline

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has developed a guideline on the radiotherapeutic and surgical management for newly diagnosed brain metastases. It has been published in Practical Radiation Oncology (PRO), ...

Feb 08, 2012
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New buzzwords 'reduce medicine to economics'

Physicians who once only grappled with learning the language of medicine must now also cope with a health care world that has turned hospitals into factories and reduced clinical encounters to economic transactions, two Beth ...

Oct 12, 2011
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