Even well-meaning physicians often make medical decisions based on financial factors. There’s a better way.
This may be the most important post I have ever published. I’m going to tell you about a study that should change the entire way doctors approach patients, and how patients should think of prescribed treatments. These findings should begin a culture change in American medicine.
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died - Erma Bombeck
I generally like to be respectful of people. Toward this end, I try my best to address people properly. You’ll find that I’m pretty liberal in using “Dr.” when addressing letters and e-mails, because you never know when someone is going to get upset at being called “Mister”. In contrast, few people seem to get upset at being called a doctor when they are not.
A crop of books by disillusioned physicians reveals a corrosive doctor-patient relationship at the heart of our health-care crisis.
Medicine has long been a discipline predicated on memorization, which made sense in a world of textbooks, microscopes and information monopoly. But rooting medical training primarily in knowledge acquisition is increasingly insufficient and inefficient. In an era of big data, Google and iPhones, doctors don’t so much need to know as they need to access, synthesize and apply.
Only a fraction of what physicians do is based on solid evidence from Grade-A randomized, controlled trials; the rest is based instead on weak or no evidence and on subjective judgment. When scientific consensus exists on which clinical practices work effectively, physicians only sporadically follow that evidence correctly.
She was hospitalized because of the rapid accumulation of fluid resulting in marked swelling of her legs (edema) and abdomen (ascites). We can chart a course of treatment for illness, but we cannot force patients to adhere. The physician’s role is to assist and to accompany patients on their journey, while always trying to chart what is presumed to be the most appropriate medical course. A healer is not a parent and a patient is not a child. There is no place for paternalism in modern medicine.
A new paper lists 10 situations when it's justified including when docs have a duty to warn of possible harm, if a patient's story seem improbable or if there are suspicions of abuse or concerns of suicide risk.
A broken system forgives sexually abusive doctors in every state, investigation finds.
It was Emerson who said that government is the principal obstruction and nuisance with which we have to contend. Few in medicine today would disagree.
The role of physicians at the centre of health care is under pressure.
Physicians have gone from saints to sinners in the public’s eye, which is why the results of athenahealth’s ninth “Epocrates Future Physicians Of America Survey” don’t surprise me.
Variations in salary are drastic and opaque.
Hospitals test older physicians on mental and physical acuity, raising questions of fairness, scientific validity and ageism.
Long after research contradicts common medical practices, patients continue to demand them and physicians continue to deliver. The result is an epidemic of unnecessary and unhelpful treatments.
Every time you walk into a physician's office, you run the risk of overtreatment: Tests you don't need, medications that are ineffective (or dangerous), procedures that cause more problems than they solve. In many cases the best thing for your health is to do nothing.
American physicians are increasingly unhappy with their once-vaunted profession, and that malaise is bad for their patients.
Medical technology innovators are committed to providing physicians the best tools to diagnose and treat patients.
almostadoctor is a place for medical professional and students to learn about stuff. It is run by Dr Tom Leach. In 2009, Tom saw a huddle of people around a photocopies in the Hospital Library. They were passing round copies of his notes. Ever since then, Tom has uploaded all of his notes, and encouraged his friends to do the same.
BETs were developed in the Emergency Department of Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK, to provide rapid evidence-based answers to real-life clinical questions, using a systematic approach to reviewing the literature.
This website provides a place where public health and healthcare professionals, and anyone interested, can find good quality information that exist on the World Wide Web.
In a single source we have combined the latest research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion – presented in a step-by-step approach and covering prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.
BMJ Best Practice gives medical professionals the best available information for any clinical situation. Regularly updated, it draws on the latest evidence-based research to offer step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention. BMJ Best Practice is your instant second opinion.
With Bone & Joint we make it easy for you to appraise the latest orthopaedic research from around the world, giving you a broad and deep perspective on changing knowledge and practice. As well as reading about it, you can interact with the information too — view videos, listen to podcasts, and earn CME points. Many of these tools are completely free to access.
Cases Blog contains a rich collection of "presurfed" material for busy clinicians and features interactivity and timely discussion.
How can physicians and patients have the important conversations necessary to ensure the right care is delivered at the right time? Choosing Wisely® aims to answer that question. An initiative of the ABIM Foundation, Choosing Wisely is focused on encouraging physicians, patients and other health care stakeholders to think and talk about medical tests and procedures that may be unnecessary, and in some instances can cause harm.
Empowering healthcare professionals.
Connect, share, and learn with likeminded healthcare professionals in a secure and professional online environment. And, best of all, its FREE!
CCO believes the way to optimize clinicians’ competence in providing the highest standards of evidence-based medicine is through effective education and the availability of the latest clinical information, whenever and wherever it is needed. CCO is dedicated to improving patient care by providing superior-quality, relevant educational content and clinical knowledge as delivered through its innovative and integrated online and mobile platforms, which provide comprehensive and personalized information solutions.
Clot Connect is an information and outreach project at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center. Clot Connect provides patients and healthcare professionals connection to clinically relevant education resources on deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, thrombophilia and anticoagulation.
ConsultantLive pulls together practical clinical advice from top experts in many specialties in a convenient source for primary care practitioners. The journal and Web site provide peer-reviewed articles on key topics encountered in clinical practice, as well as short, quick-reading features that emphasize diagnostic quizzes and color photography.
ddxof: is a compilation of cases based on real patients, each inspiring an algorithm for the evaluation and management of their chief complaint or diagnosis.
We focus on all topics within the health care industry, providing medical professionals, students, and patients with the most relevant topics in the industry...
Dr. Lisa Sanders recreates hard-to-solve medical case studies.
-Covering over 15,000 disease manifestations such as symptoms, labs, ECG, X-ray, CT-Scan, MRI, Ultrasound, pathology, microbiology results and more.
Via our one of a kind web based mentoring institution, DiverseMedicine provides guidance to any and all individuals pursuing a career in the medical field. As a premier mentoring organization, we are dedicated to counseling students at all levels of education who are interested in caring for underserved populations. By mentoring such students, we are promoting better health care for all!
A comprehensive source of today's news and webcasts.
Doctors for America is a national movement of physicians and medical students working together to improve the health of the nation and to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, high quality health care.
Doctors Lounge is a large online network of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. Our members have written over 10,000 articles and answered more than 30,000 medical questions.
Created by doctors for doctors, it is now the most popular, trusted medical channel enabling communication to and between 149,750 doctors, all day every day.
A Personal& Professional Networking Site for Doctors & Medical Students Worldwide
DOTmed is the world's leading public trading platform for medical equipment, parts and services. An industry-leading 20,000-plus visitors come to DOTmed every weekday to shop for and buy what they need – and up 90% of them are healthcare providers and end-users. We also reach out to our users through our news, emails and equipment alerts.
Doximity makes your life simpler.
A free electrocardiography (ECG) tutorial and textbook to which anyone can contribute, designed for medical professionals such as cardiac care nurses and physicians.
Doctors, let Empowered Doctor help you connect with new patients.
Expert Consult is an online collection of best-selling reference titles across a wide range of medical and surgical specialties. Combining authoritative, world-class book content with full-search functionality and many additional online features, Expert Consult is one of the most efficient tools available to health care professionals today.
This notebook is intended to aid primary care providers in their pursuit of optimal care, well-informed patients, and healthy families.
FDAnews is the premier provider of domestic and international regulatory, legislative and business news and information for executives in industries regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Our site provides information about conditions and answers to medical questions for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, med students and patients. The information and topic review consists of thousands of medical questions and answers in an easy to use flash-card format.
Welcome to www.futuremedicine.com - your gateway to objective and authoritative information on medical advances in the post-genomic era, delivering concise, forward-looking perspectives on the scientific, clinical, economic and policy issues that confront us in modern healthcare. Future Medicine is part of the Future Science Group, an expanding group of independent companies active in the field of scientific information and endeavor.
GlobalRPh.com was officially launched in December of 2000. This site is based on a hospital-wide intranet that is located at the VA Medical Center in Detroit Michigan. Several programs on this site are rated number one in the world based on search engine rankings.
Go Virtual Medical Ltd. was formed in 2003 by a group of surgeons, physicians and animators. The company has developed an Integrated Simulator for learning surgical and clinical procedures in virtual reality.
HCPLive is the preeminent destination for physicians, pharmacists, managed care executives, and other healthcare professionals who are looking for tools, techniques, and information that can help them provide better care.
Welcome to Health Informatics World Wide, a regularly updated index of the most relevant links to websites on Health Informatics, Medical Informatics and Nursing Informatics.
Welcome to the HealthEconomics.Com website, for health outcomes research and health economics jobs and resources on the Internet.
We provide links to health Services and Products, Alternative Health, Education, Dental and Medical Resources, Hospitals, Employment, Healthcare Publications, Mental Health and Much More!
Healthology has developed innovative multichannel programs integrating print, online and event-based components. Healthology programs are accredited by leading medical institutions and professional societies.
Derek Lowe's commentary on drug discovery and the pharma industry. An editorially independent blog from the publishers of Science Translational Medicine.
Internal Medicine News Digital Network is the online destination and multimedia properties of Internal Medicine News, the independent news publication for internal medicine specialists. Since 1968, Internal Medicine News has been the leading source of news and commentary about clinical developments in internal medicine as well as health care policy and regulations that affect the physician’s practice.
To help health care workers and patients understand about the effects of the internet on the practice of Medicine and Healthcare in the world, and to update new developments that are constantly occurring in this field of Internet Medicine.
To help physicians and allied health professionals save time and stay informed by providing brief, clearly written, clinically focused perspectives on the medical developments that affect practice.
Lab Tests Online has been designed to help you better understand the many clinical lab tests that are part of routine care as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases.
This channel is dedicated to teaching emergency medicine procedures and displaying unique and interesting medical conditions. This channel is only possible because my patients give permission for their stories to be told so that others might learn. I value this trust and will never take it for granted. And, even though I just recently began to monetize this channel, my vow to my patients and subscribers is that 100% of any money earned from these YouTube videos will be used to help the poor.
The website ranks #1 on Google for "learning radiology." There are thousands of links to material on this site from Google alone including hundreds of university programs in radiology, emergency medicine, internal medicine, physician assistant, emergency medical technician and radiologic technologist programs.
Comprehensive resource covering the field of medicine.
MD Consult brings the leading medical resources together into one integrated online service to help you efficiently find answers to pressing clinical questions and make better treatment decisions.
I am a full time practicing physician and writer. I write about the joys and challenges of medical practice including controversies in the doctor-patient relationship, medical ethics and measuring medical quality. When I'm not writing, I'm performing colonoscopies. MD Whistleblower presents vignettes and commentaries on the medical profession. We peek 'behind the medical curtain' and deliver candor and controversy in every post.
This is a site for medical professionals to help us do calculations and process algorithms and scores. To make patients better. Faster. You can access the full list through the navigation bars, or, preferably, through the search menu.
We recognize that physicians have precious little time to obtain all the information they require. At the same time, a great deal of the information that physicians need - and much, much more - is available on the Internet.
MDLinx connects healthcare professionals and patients to tomorrow's medical knowledge and provides the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries with highly targeted interactive marketing, education, content, and research solutions.
Physicians need access to clear, concise and relevant information they can trust. Following in the foot steps of its parent companies mdBriefCase and Rogers Publishing promises to be at the forefront of the health research and pharmaceutical arenas and keep you abreast of the current issues which matter most to you.
This is sample of a medical interactive message community that is an open forum run by MEDForum On the Net.
Medgadget is an independent journal of the latest medical gadgets, technologies and discoveries. Our website is written, edited and published by a group of MDs and biomed engineers.
Hon MedHunt promotes the effective and reliable use of the new technologies for telemedicine in healthcare around the world.
Forum for health care professionals covering daily medical device news and jobs in the medical device industry.
Medical Ecology is an emerging science that defines those aspects of the environment that have a direct bearing on human health. The concept of ecosystem functions and services helps to describe global processes that contribute to our well-being.
Medical Economics is the best read primary care publication because it helps physicians stay in practice so they CAN practice. Medical Economics provides the critical education that doctors don’t get in medical school, focusing on the critical aspects of the Business of Health, Policy, Finances, Operations and Technology.
The goal of this web site is to enable you find Medical related RSS feeds, with minimal effort.
The free professional social network for people interested in, working in, servicing, or studying for a career in the health care and medical field. The community was built to gather the support you need and interact with members in the same profession as well as helpful in letting your personality shine through for possible employment.
Medical Practice Insider is a physician's source to get news & commentary on how to increase profitability while enhancing patient care. Brought to you by HIMSS Media, Medical Practice Insider publishes state and national news, and how-to articles around reimbursements, coding, coordinated care, health IT, regulations, patient engagement and practice management.
Medical World Search is the first search engine on the World Wide Web especially developed for the medical field. Medical World Search can aid medical practitioners, researchers, or anyone with basic knowledge of medicine, to formulate an optimally precise query to search the World Wide Web and find exactly the information they need.
Ranked,peer-reviewed,annotated,updated clinical medical resources.
MedicalRounds webcasts presentations and conferences for many contributing medical groups. All talks are originally presented at recognized quality grand rounds or professional educational meetings.
MedicalStudent.com is a digital library of authoritative medical information designed to help all students of medicine. The goal of MedicalStudent.com is to provide a starting point for entry into medical places of enlightenment, entertainment and education on the Internet.
MedicineNet.com is an online, healthcare media publishing company. It provides easy-to-read, in-depth, authoritative medical information for consumers via its robust, user-friendly, interactive web site.
MediLexicon contains searches, information, news and resources for the medical, pharmaceutical and healthcare professional.
Medindia.com is Asia's premier health portal providing a range of services to both healthcare consumers and the medical professionals.
These addresses and comments about medicine in Germany are designed to help doctors and other interested users to find out information on the topic of "Health in Germany" with a simple few clicks on the mouse.
MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles.
MedPage Today is the only medical news service for physicians that links consumer medical news and the professional medical analysis needed by clinicians.
Medical and healthcare apps for mobile devices.
MedPix is a free online Medical Image Database and Radiology Portal, provided by the Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Informatics, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD.
Medscape offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals the Web's most robust and integrated medical information and educational tools. After a simple, 1-time, free registration, Medscape automatically delivers you the specialty site that best fits your profile.
Our goal is to experiment, innovate, and explore the best possible ways to use the internet and the WWW to broaden perspectives, enrich lives, and ultimately make better physicians and more informed patients.
MedWorm collects updates from over 5000 authoritative data sources (growing each day) via RSS feeds.
MerckMedicus is an advertising-free medical portal designed specifically for U.S. healthcare providers. MerckMedicus provides breaking medical news, a wide variety of scientific learning resources, and cutting-edge diagnostic tools, all with no access fees.
“Mind the Gap” is a warning heard on subway systems around the world. It is intended to alert individuals to avoid accidentally stepping in the “gap” that separates the train from the platform. As used here, it is an expression that alludes to the communications gap that exists all too often today between patients and their physicians.
ModernMedicine brings together best-in-class content and tools from credible and trusted information sources and from a leading group of advisors, consultants, and key opinion leaders to create a web community for health professionals.
ModernMedicine is an editorially neutral information resource; a diverse group of content affiliates provide the tools and information which populate over 65 resource centers on ModernMedicine–covering medical and surgical specialties, the business of medicine, and education/learning programs.
Online Community and Association for Women in Medicine. A career site with professional and personal support for women M.D & D.O. physicians, residents, medical and premed students. Whether wondering how to become a doctor or already practicing, MomMD is for today's women in medicine.
To provide medical professionals with the most up-to-date prescribing information in a concise, user-friendly format.
The PRI database has been assembled and edited by an experienced staff of pharmacists utilizing information available from manufacturers, official compendia and medical/pharmaceutical references.
The MMWR weekly contains data on specific diseases as reported by state and territorial health departments and reports on infectious and chronic diseases, environmental hazards, natural or human-generated disasters, occupational diseases and injuries, and intentional and unintentional injuries. Also included are reports on topics of international interest and notices of events of interest to the public health community.
An index of neuroscience resources available on the Internet: Neurobiology, neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, psychology, cognitive science sites and information on human neurological diseases.
NewsRx publishes the largest weekly database of current medical news, disease research, and business reports for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, updating our online database with thousands of articles each week.
The Library collects materials in all areas of biomedicine and health care, as well as works on biomedical aspects of technology, the humanities, and the physical, life, and social sciences.
We are health care providers who believe that pharmaceutical promotion should not guide clinical practice. Our mission is to encourage health care providers to practice medicine on the basis of scientific evidence rather than on the basis of pharmaceutical promotion. We discourage the acceptance of all gifts from industry by health care providers, trainees, and students. Our goal is improved patient care.
Ob.Gyn. News is an independent newspaper that provides the practicing obstetrician/gynecologist with timely and relevant news and commentary about clinical developments in the field and about the impact of health care policy on the specialty and the physician's practice.
Dedicated to providing the very latest information on the results of both clinical and research work from around the globe.
The Editorial Boards of SLACK Incorporated publications have come together to ensure clinical accuracy and relevance in all articles on the OSN SuperSite. Representing the global ophthalmic community, our Editorial Board members peer-review content for our ophthalmic journals, and contribute editorial columns and content direction from all regions of the world.
Comprehensive website covering the field of orthopedics.
PediatricEducation.org is a Pediatric Digital Library and Learning Collaboratory intended to serve as a source of continuing pediatric education.
PEPID is the most comprehensive point-of-care resource available to healthcare professionals. With PEPID Online, you can access a wealth of clinical knowledge through your internet browser on any laptop or computer.
PEPID offers individual subscriptions to PEPID Online as well as access for your entire institution or department.
Personalized Medicine translates recent genomic, genetic and proteomic advances into the clinical context. The journal provides an integrated forum for all players involved - academic and clinical researchers, pharmaceutical companies, regulatory authorities, healthcare management organizations, patient organizations and others in the healthcare community.
Connecting physician expertise worldwide.
Professional medical news from HealthDay.
PhysiciansNews.com is a leading online resource of news, information and features for doctors, health professionals and patients. We focus on practice management issues including business, finance, politics and technology in the healthcare industry.
Physician's Weekly is your source for medical news, information on new drugs and devices, clinical updates.
Psychiatric News, the print and electronic news service of the American Psychiatric Association, is intended to provide the primary and most trusted information for APA members, other physicians and health professionals, and the public about developments in the field of psychiatry that impact clinical care and professional practice.
Psychiatry Weekly is the first weekly psychiatric news, information, and education service in the country for clinicians providing mental health services. The service includes a weekly poster distributed to hospitals nationwide, a weekly e-Newsletter, and this website, which is consistently updated with features, clinician interviews, and breaking news.
PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 17 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources.
Available on both the web and mobile, QuantiaMD helps improve the quality and safety of healthcare by providing clinicians with an interactive multimedia forum...
Welcome to the Radiology Assistant...The Educational site of the Radiological Society of the Netherlands.
Our goal at SearchMedica is to improve the practice of medicine by allowing physicians and medical practitioners to discover the most relevant, authoritative, and timely clinical information on the Internet and to find it quickly and easily. Specifically, we aim to: -answer your clinical question -offer additional medically-relevant information and -satisfy your curiosity while always responding to your needs and interests.
Ever wonder what doctors whisper about when you're not in the room? Find out each week on Second Opinion.
Welcome to the only online community where physicians around the nation exchange the latest medical insights with each other and improve patient outcomes - 24/7.
Clinicians can get a "simultaneous consult" about their patient's diagnosis using SimulConsult's diagnostic decision support software.
TEDMED celebrates conversations that demonstrate the intersection and connections between all things medical and healthcare related: from personal health to public health, devices to design and Hollywood to the hospital. Together, this encompasses more than twenty percent of our GNP in America while touching everyone's life around the globe.
Improving healthcare decision-making globally, through systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare interventions, published in The Cochrane Library.
The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about groups in The Cochrane Collaboration.
The Doctor’s Channel offers free video CME, medical news, and physician education. Featuring insights and opinions from experts in over 50 specialties, as well as community and lifestyle features that help doctors stay on top of the latest news, ideas and information.
The Doctor's Channel is a useful, time-saving tool that condenses the overwhelming amount of information doctors are forced to navigate each day in a creative, informative way.
Welcome to The Doctors' Page, the web site specifically designed for the practicing physician. Here you'll find a wide range of resources for you and your patients, handpicked to fit your daily information needs.
Here you'll find a wide range of resources for you and your patients, handpicked to fit your daily information needs.
The Knowledge Network provides evidence, information, e-learning and community tools. It supports all staff to find, share and use knowledge in day to day work and learning.
Dr. Bertalan Mesko, PhD is the Medical Futurist. A geek physician with a PhD in genomics and Amazon Top 100 author, he envisions the impact of digital health technologies on the future of healthcare, and helps patients, doctors, government regulators and companies make it a reality.
We are a group of physicians that have developed a framework and rating system to evaluate therapies based on their patient-important benefits and harms as well as a system to evaluate diagnostics by patient sign, symptom, lab test or study.
Find articles in scholarly journals and magazines with these databases and indexes.
Get the health facts you need.
The Internet's leading resources for Evidence-Based Medicine. Allowing users to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice.
U.S. Medicine is a monthly publication that serves healthcare professionals working in the Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense and U.S. Public Health Service. Each month U.S. Medicine provides 35,000 physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and administrators with a mix of news, medical updates, interviews, reports on special government topics and monthly columns.
The Library collects materials in all areas of biomedicine and health care, as well as works on biomedical aspects of technology, the humanities, and the physical, life, and social sciences.
The essential online resource for healthcare professionals.
Your free portal to up-to-date unbiased medical news and information. Trusted by over 400,000 physicians in 33 countries since 2001, univadis is one of the most credible, professional, and comprehensive sources of online information for the medical community.
UpToDate is a comprehensive evidence-based clinical information resource available to clinicians on the Web, desktop, and PDA. UpToDate is designed to get clinicians the concise, practical answers they need when they need them the most - at the point-of-care.
The website contains useful information on Wonca, working groups, membership, excellent interactive education, conferences, publications, research, internet resources and the Wonca shop.