Oncology & Cancer

Out-of-pocket medical expenditure up for cancer survivors

(HealthDay)—Cancer survivors have significantly higher annual out-of-pocket medical expenditures than individuals without a cancer history, according to research published in the June 7 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease ...

Health

Survey indicates physician misconduct is underreported

(HealthDay)—Physician misconduct is being underreported and most Americans do not know where to file a complaint, according to a report published by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB).

Pediatrics

Economic downturns may affect children's mental health

Research linking economic conditions and health often does not consider children's mental health problems. In a new Health Economics study, investigators found that U.S. children's mental health worsened as the economy weakened. ...

Surgery

Costs, complications up for minorities in cleft palate repair

(HealthDay)—Racial-minority populations incur higher costs and experience higher rates of complications in cleft palate repair, according to a study published in the June issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Medical economics

2007 to 2017 saw decline in number of U.S. pathologists

(HealthDay)—The U.S. pathologist workforce decreased in both absolute and population-adjusted numbers from 2007 to 2017, according to a study published online May 31 in JAMA Network Open.

Medical economics

Pediatric nurse practitioner shortage looming

(HealthDay)—There is a looming critical shortage of pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs), according to a white paper published in the May-June issue of the Journal of Pediatric Health Care.

Medical economics

High costs associated with physician burnout in U.S.

(HealthDay)—High costs are associated with physician turnover and reduced clinical hours attributed to burnout, according to a study published online May 28 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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