Medical economics

New metric more accurately evaluates physician performance

Inspired by the advanced analytics used in sports, a Northwestern University-led research team has developed a new approach for measuring physician adherence to best practices. The study also shows that high-performing individuals ...


Excess health care spending up for PCP turnover in the U.S.

Turnover of primary care physicians (PCPs) is costly, resulting in about $979 million in excess health care expenditures per year, and a considerable proportion of this spending is attributable to PCP burnout-related turnover, ...

Inflammatory disorders

AI allows automated scoring of psoriasis area, severity

(HealthDay)—Deep learning algorithms, such as convolutional neural networks (CNNs), can automatically and objectively perform image-based Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) scoring, according to a study published ...

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