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Physicians Can Play Crucial Role in Identifying Human-Trafficking Victims

Published May 2, 2017, 1:21 p.m.

Physicians are uniquely positioned to recognize and help patients who may be victims of human trafficking. But awareness and education are critical first steps.

Explained in 90 Seconds

Published Oct. 11, 2016, 6:41 p.m.

Say That Again? Teaching Physicians About Plain Language

Published Oct. 11, 2016, 1:31 p.m.

The majority of Americans do not have adequate health literacy to comprehend information routinely encountered in a health care setting. It’s up to physicians to explain things clearly.

Why Don’t Patients Follow Their Doctors’ Advice?

Published Jan. 17, 2017, 3:32 p.m.

Following a doctor's treatment instructions is essential to achieving good health. Yet, failure of patients to do so is a major contributing factor in poor outcomes.

Integrating Patient Safety Lessons into Residency Training

Published Sept. 2, 2016, 4:02 p.m.

With more than 400,000 deaths linked to medical errors annually, medical schools and teaching hospitals are informing the next generation of physicians about patient safety and quality improvement.

When the Worst Happens, Teaching Hospitals Are Ready

Published April 25, 2017, 1:40 p.m.

Preparedness is key for responding to unexpected crises

<em>JAMA</em> Study Finds Lower Mortality Rates at U.S. Teaching Hospitals

Published May 23, 2017, 8:05 p.m.

A new study finds that patients receiving care at teaching hospitals have superior outcomes

Hospitals Taking Steps to Lower Cesarean Rates

Published Aug. 7, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

The number of cesarean deliveries is tapering downward thanks to efforts by teaching hospitals and national medical organizations to promote vaginal delivery, unless there are known medical risks.

Harnessing the Power of Electronic Health Records to Improve Health Care

Published Oct. 3, 2017, 1:17 p.m.

Researchers are starting to look at how EHRs can improve patient safety and efficiency.

Academic Medicine Community Responds to Devastation Caused by Hurricanes

Published Oct. 4, 2017, 5:45 p.m.

Medical schools and teaching hospitals demonstrated readiness for crisis situations.

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Interest in Medication-Assisted Treatment is Growing as a Means to Curb Opioid Epidemic

Published Oct. 17, 2017, 1:22 p.m.

Effective treatment exists, but several barriers have prevented wider use. What is being done to change that?

Stemming the Opioid Epidemic

Published Feb. 21, 2017, 2:02 p.m.

As opioid-related deaths rise nationwide, the medical community is getting the word out to physicians about the dangers of overprescribing painkillers.

Delivering Meaningful, Not Marginalized, Care to the Homeless

Published Aug. 15, 2017, 1:15 p.m.

Too often, homeless people receive medical treatment only after an emergency. Hospitals and medical schools are trying to change that.

Regimen Introduced to Prevent Devastating Syndrome Linked to ICU

Published July 17, 2017, 5:06 p.m.

Some patients treated in critical care settings develop a new set of symptoms afterward called post–intensive care syndrome (PICS).

Bringing Medical Help to Rural Areas Overwhelmed by Opioid Abuse

Published June 26, 2017, 8:11 p.m.

Medical schools and teaching hospitals are finding innovative ways to help small-town physicians address the growing opioid crisis in rural areas.

Beating the Clock to Reduce Sepsis Mortality

Published Dec. 12, 2017, 2:13 p.m.

When sepsis diagnosis and treatment happen within three hours, patient survival improves. Learn how one teaching hospital cut this critical time frame to just 73 minutes.

The Best Response to Medical Errors? Transparency

Published Jan. 16, 2018, 3:03 p.m.

Why an open approach benefits not only patients and their families, but also medical students, physicians, and teaching hospitals.

How to Drive Down Health Care–Associated Infections

Published Jan. 29, 2018, 8:29 p.m.

Learn about research and efforts that are propelling dramatic reductions in health care–associated infections and how one type of infection dropped by 50% as a result.

House Call Medicine Makes a Comeback

Published Feb. 5, 2018, 8:39 p.m.

Home-based primary care programs, many of which are run by academic medical centers, are bringing comprehensive care to homebound patients with severe chronic conditions.

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