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  • What physicians need to know about coronavirus

    A recent article published by the Journal of the American Medical Association provides clinical insights about the new coronavirus outbreak that started in China.

  • Breaking down the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute

    Ensuring that patients receive quality care is the utmost priority for physicians. The federal government seeks to maintain this priority through the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute, both of which prohibit physicians from referring patients to entities where referring physicians have a financial interest, protecting patients from unnecessary health services.

  • The role of the program evaluation committee

    The program evaluation committee (PEC) must be composed of at least two program faculty members and should include at least one resident (unless there are currently no trainees in the program). The committee must have a written description of its responsibilities.

  • Residency coordinator titles

    Since 2007, RPA has conducted a survey of residency coordinators nationwide and provided them with data to see how their experiences stack up against each other. The most common job title among survey takers in recent years is residency program coordinator and the 2019 results were no different, garnering 30% of responses.

  • 20 years after To Err Is Human

    The landmark report To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System was released in November 2009. In it, the authors claimed that to prevent countless instances of medical errors and harm, providers needed to stop placing blame on individuals and instead start looking at the systems those individuals worked in. This was completely at odds with the prevailing culture in healthcare at the time, and its release launched the patient safety movement as we now know it.

  • Policies regarding resident and fellow health

    In a recent survey of residents and fellows, 51% reported not establishing care with a primary care physician (PCP). Seventy-seven percent reported delaying care for a medication problem. Ninety percent cited the inability to leave work during business hours as the most important barrier to seeking care.

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  • Heard this week

    “When you are unfamiliar with a topic being discussed on rounds, take the risk and ask about it. Better to sound a bit green and learn something new than to stay silent and not know what to do when you get that 3:00 a.m. call.”

    - Kirk Sidey, MD, discusses overcoming the fears that plague residents.