A Wisconsin heath system has created a dedicated respiratory symptom clinic to improve care provided to patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is how the new clinic helps.
Here is what to tell your patients about social distancing and why it is the right thing to do to protect those at greatest risk of exposure to COVID-19.
Physicians and other health care workers frequently go long hours between meals or breaks and often need to eat and drink at their desk or work area. There is a perception that the rules regarding where physicians and other health care workers can have food or beverages tend to be overly strict.
More than 84% of all office visits to primary care physicians involve medication therapy (CDC, 2016), refilling prescriptions for approximately 12 patients each day who were not otherwise counted as an office visit or condition-specific telephone call (Baron, 2010). When these activities are combined with additional administrative and regulatory burdens, primary care teams experience considerable strain and an increased workload (Arndt et al., 2017). It is imperative to identify practical solutions to these challenges.
Learn about the AMA’s influential role in setting standards for U.S. medical education, and what’s being done to redesign undergraduate and graduate training for the 21st century.
Residents can help identify and mitigate lapses that can harm patients. Learn more with the AMA on tips to improve safety processes.
After years of training, AMA members who matched with residency programs ponder how they will impact medicine in the next stage of their physician training.
Fourth-year medical students found out about the next stage of their careers on Friday, but celebrations were largely limited to digital gatherings.
Should vagaries of hospital ownership have bearing on physicians’ ability to speak confidentially with attorneys? Washington’s highest court considers the issue.
The codes ensure uniform language for medical services and procedures, physicians tell a federal court in a brief, and other uses erode patient trust.
You know all about JAMA, of course. Now check out these other great AMA member benefits designed to help physicians on their professional and personal journeys.
From career planning to loan refinancing, the AMA offers benefits that can help you flourish personally and professionally.
Make travel arrangements and reserve child care for the June 6-10, 2020 Annual Meeting in Chicago.
Download the meeting app or view documents such as the Speakers’ Letter, Meeting Information Memo and Schedule of Events for the 2020 Annual Meeting.
See how the Council on Long Range Planning & Development (CLRPD) studies long-term strategic issues related to AMA’s vision, goals and priorities.
The Council on Long Range Planning and Development (CLRPD) works on projects based on actions of the AMA House of Delegates or Board of Trustees.
Some of the current projects of the CLRPD include:
View the candidates for the International Medical Graduates Section (IMGS) elections.
Find the agenda, documents, meeting app and additional resources for the 2020 RFS Annual Meeting in Chicago.
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As the COVID-19 global pandemic upends American life and strains U.S. health care, doctors are showing their heroism as never before. Take time to thank one today for their service.
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