Category: Healthcare Policy

Clinical Correlations

Burnout- The Hot Topic in Medicine

By Monica Gupta, MD and Alice Tang, MD

Peer reviewed

Physician burnout is a phenomenon that is becoming recognized as widespread in both trainees and in practicing doctors. Long taxing hours, insurmountable educational debt, the burden of daily decisions affecting patients’ lives, and the routine sacrifice of self-care are just a few of the factors that physicians identify as causes of their burnout.…

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The Ethics of Electronic Health Records

emrJohn J. Mercuri

Faculty peer reviewed

The 111th Congress allocated $19 billion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 toward the creation of an electronic health record (EHR) for each person in the United States by 2014.(1) The recent debate over EHRs has focused largely on the economic, logistical, and political consequences of implementing such a system; however, the country should also contemplate the ethical ramifications of EHRs.…

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PrimeCuts: This Week in the Journals

healthcareCarolyn Bevan MD

Faculty Peer Reviewed

With health care spending increasing at an unsustainable rate while an estimated 46 million Americans live without insurance [1], the urgent need for healthcare reform in the US is clear. Much less obvious, however, is how to go about it.…

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