Atorvastatin, 80 mg/d, carries a higher risk of developing diabetes than do lower doses, but only among patients who already have multiple risk factors, a study found.
More physicians are using electronic health records (EHRs) generally and in the specific ways mandated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' meaningful use objectives, according to two recent surveys.
A 27-year-old woman is evaluated for a 4-week history of wheals, characterized by a burning sensation without pruritus. Each individual lesion persists for 48 hours and slowly resolves, leaving a bruise. Following a history and physical exam, what is the most appropriate management?
Guidelines used in the United Kingdom to stratify postpolypectomy patients may more accurately predict risk of advanced colorectal neoplasia than current U.S. guidelines, a study found.
Providing more details to primary care physicians (PCPs) about medication changes during hospitalization can help improve adherence after discharge, according to a new study.
The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) 2012 reporting year will be the last year for physicians to participate in PQRS and receive an incentive payment of 0.5% of the total allowed charges for Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) covered services, without risk of penalty.
Yul Ejnes, MD, MACP, continues his column at KevinMD.com, suggesting how physicians can engage and inspire their practice teams to achieve a shared vision that focuses on desired outcomes rather than process.