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- Federal appeals court upholds law banning Florida physicians from asking patients about guns
The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Florida’s controversial law restricting physicians and medical personnel from asking patients about gun ownership. The decision overturned a previous district court ruling that declared the 2011 law unconstitutional.
- Study finds no advantages with robot-assisted bladder surgery
Researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center found no major improvements in outcomes for patients who had robot-assisted bladder surgery over those who had standard open surgery, according to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
- Study: Inefficient communication costs U.S. hospitals $11 billion a year
In U.S. hospitals, a significant amount of time is wasted due to inefficient communication technology, resulting in a loss of billions of dollars every year, according to a recent study from the Ponemon Institute.
- Heard this week
"It's not just about doing the right thing for your patients ... It's about proving to someone else that you've done the right thing, and sometimes the proving takes longer than the doing."
Christine Sinsky, MD, discusses some of the causes of dissatisfaction and burnout among physicians with Medscape.
- Up high, down low
Some of you may recall that a few weeks ago I wrote about a proposal to ban handshakes in healthcare settings to reduce the spread of disease. I’ve recently heard of a new study that found that handshakes transferred more than five times as much bacteria as fist bumps. High-fives fell somewhere between fist bumps and handshakes.
The findings aren’t surprising but I’m still not ready to give up shaking hands, especially if fist bumping is the best alternative. I could never get into the habit of fist bumping. But high-fives? I love them. I propose we immediately adopt high-fives as our go-to greeting. I’ve pretty much been doing that since the 1990s. Your thoughts?
Son Hoang, editor, Medical Staff Leader Insider
- Woman used stolen medical license to perform physicals on truck drivers
Pennsylvania State Police are seeking the public’s help locating victims of a woman who used stolen medical credentials to perform illegal physicals on truck drivers.
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