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American Medical News - 05/23/2013
Tools to evaluate how health care facilities perform ethically are in their infancy. The VA Health Care System hopes others can benefit from its experience.
AMA President's Blog - 05/22/2013
Dr. Lazarus writes that the outlook is bright for physicians of the future.
JAMA - 05/22/2013
In a trial to determine whether early vs late tracheostomy was associated with lower mortality among adult patients requiring mechanical ventilation, Young and coauthors randomly assigned 455 patients to receive the procedure in fewer than 4 days after intubation and 454 to receive it after 10 days.
AMA Press Release - 05/16/2013
2012 Annual Report Showcases AMA’s Work to Create a Better Health Care Future for Physicians, Patients, Nation
Reports Membership Increase of More Than Three Percent and 13th Straight Year of Operating Profits.
AMA Statement - 05/15/2013
The AMA is very pleased that the Senate has confirmed Marilyn Tavenner as administrator of CMS.
Health Affairs Blog - 05/09/2013
Most observers believe that strong physician leadership can help heath care reform succeed, through the optimization of care quality and cost management. But, at the same time, too many American physicians are dissatisfied with current medical practice and unsure of what to do about it.
AMA Press Release - 05/07/2013
The AMA will host a free webinar to help physicians better understand the importance of risk-benefit assessments when prescribing opioids to patients with chronic pain.
AMA Statement - 05/06/2013
AMA commends Georgia as the first state to adopt legal safeguards for physicians engaged in quality improvement
The AMA commends Georgia lawmakers for enacting legal protections for physicians engaged in quality and delivery improvement initiatives included in the federal health care reform law.