News briefs

News briefs
Emergency medicine codes

Medicare simplifies E/M office visit codes

THERE MAY BE good news on the horizon when it comes to physician reimbursements and the burden of documentation. Physician groups like the AMA and...
raising debt for physicians

Two-thirds of physicians have med school loans

A NEW SURVEY found that two-thirds of doctors have medical school debt, with 80% facing more than $100,000 in loans. The survey of more than...
Physician burnout

The high cost of physician burnout

Published in the June/July 2019 issue of Today's Physician Physician burnout costs
 close to $5 billion a year 
PHYSICIAN BURNOUT is in the news again, this...

“Public health crisis”: The latest on physician burnout

PHYSICIAN BURNOUT has been in the news in a big way, and most— but not all—of the news is bad. The biggest headlines went...

Who most regrets their decision to go into medicine?

YOUNG PATHOLOGISTS and anesthesiologists were the most likely to say they regret their choice of specialty. According to a survey of more than 3,500...

Bad news on physician burnout

Two-thirds of U.S. physicians feel burned out BAD NEWS for U.S. medicine: Nearly two-thirds of U.S. physicians say they feel burned out, depressed or both,...

Is it time for a new physician specialty?

Is it time for a new physician specialty? TWO JAMA VIEWPOINT WRITERS argue that a new physician specialty is now emerging: that of medical virtualist....

Editor's Choice

Is a resident stipend right for you?

AS YOU LOOK AHEAD to your first job, you've probably noticed that some organizations offer "resident stipends." The details around resident stipends vary, but...

Two reasons you’re probably stressed

THAT ANNOYING TRAFFIC JAM isn't causing your stress (though it isn't making it any better). The real reasons behind your stress go much deeper....

Apps at the bedside

WHETHER IT'S TO EDUCATE PATIENTS, calculate anticoagulation risks or choose the best test to order, doctors with smartphones ought to take some mobile medical...

Bad news on physician burnout

Two-thirds of U.S. physicians feel burned out BAD NEWS for U.S. medicine: Nearly two-thirds of U.S. physicians say they feel burned out, depressed or both,...

The pros and cons of working locum

SHAUN S. BERGER, MD, remembers the moment he realized he wanted to work locum tenens. The pediatrician was working as a junior faculty member...
Editor's note

Career planning: never too soon

WHAT KIND OF CAREER do you want after residency? If you're still in your second year of training, you may think it's too early...