Otolaryngology News

Single-Payer System Would Likely Save Money
ACA Tied to Narrowing of Disparities in Access to Care
Ageism Predicts Significantly Worse Health Outcomes
Evolution of Approval, Regulation Processes for Drugs Explored
Doctor Replacement Ratios Higher in Largest, Hospital-Owned Practices
Physicians Spend >16 Minutes Per Encounter on EHR Use
Burnout in Med Students Tied to Perceived Stress, Phone Behavior
Mortality Risk in Oropharynx Cancer Varies Based on HPV Status
California May Start Producing Its Own Medicines
Reduction in Tongue Fat Can Improve Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Recruitment Satisfactory for Foreign-Educated Health Providers
Neighborhood Disadvantage Impacts Hospital Quality Ratings
Untreated Oral Infection Not Tied to Stem Cell Transplant Outcomes
Clinical Guidelines Developed for Managing Nosebleeds
Large Gap Found in Health Administrative Spending for U.S., Canada
Cancer Mortality Continuing to Drop, With Lung Cancer a Driver
Price Hikes for Hundreds of Medications
Poll: Older Adults Frequently Use Online Physician Ratings
Routine HPV Testing May Be Warranted for Sinonasal Cancers
Patient Experiences Modestly Worse After Hospital Acquisition
Endoscopic Approaches Feasible in Surgery for Sinonasal Cancer
Machine Learning System Makes More Alerts for Med Errors
Many Hospitals Fail to Provide Instructions for Patient Portals
Patients OK With Use of Checklist Prior to Induction of Anesthesia
Patient Share of Out-of-Network Costs Rising
Enrollment in Affordable Care Act Holds Steady for Third Straight Year
Private Care Program for U.S. Vets Gets $8.9 Billion in Budget Deal
FDA to Allow States to Import Prescription Drugs From Other Countries
Outcomes Worse for Rural Residents With Chronic Conditions
Hahn Confirmed as New FDA Chief
Antibiotics Often Prescribed Without Documented Indication
U.S. Primary Care Doctors Face Challenges in Coordinating Care
Fewer Cases of Radiation-Induced Xerostomia Found With Acupuncture
U.S. Health Care Spending Up 4.6 Percent in 2018
2016 to 2019 Saw Increase in Medical Students With Disabilities
Rural Population Underrepresented Among Medical Students
Cellphone-Related Injuries to Head, Neck on the Rise
Retail Prescription Drug Prices Fall for First Time in 45 Years
Reductions in Air Pollution Yield Substantial Health Gains
Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Be Underdiagnosed in Women
Services Affected by Rural Hospitals Joining Health Systems
Physician Depressive Symptoms Tied to Higher Risk for Medical Errors
Adults Not Living in Metro Areas Have Reduced Access to Care
Object-Related Aspiration Deaths Decreased Among Children
U.S. Life Expectancy Dropped Since 2014 for Working-Age Adults
FDA Approves First System to Insert Ear Tubes Under Local Anesthesia
Longer PAP Therapy for Apnea Reduces Medical Visits, Costs
Electronic Health Record Usability Graded F by Physicians
Cognition Declines Tied to Hearing Loss Begin Early
Employee Premiums, Deductibles Eating Larger Share of Income
White House Wants Hospitals, Insurers to Provide Actual Costs of Care
Bipartisan Bill to Curb Drug Costs Backed by White House
Pembrolizumab Prolongs Survival in Advanced Head, Neck Cancer
Survey of U.S. Registered Nurses Points to Worsening Shortages
Tobacco Cessation Programs May Up Quit Rates in Cancer Patients
Imaging Rates Continue to Rise Despite Efforts to Reduce
Medical Practices Burdened by Regulatory Requirements
Seriously Ill Medicare Beneficiaries Face Financial Hardship
Dr. Stephen Hahn Nominated to Head FDA
Recommendations Developed to Address Clinician Burnout
CDC: U.S. Life Expectancy Up Slightly, Mortality Lower in 2017
Facebook Launches Preventive Health Tool
Outcomes Poor With Medical Care From Fraud, Abuse Perpetrators
HPV DNA Identified in Oral Cavity of 6.2 Percent of Teen Girls
AI Model Based on US Classifies Thyroid Nodules by Genetic Risk
Poor Health Literacy Tied to More Hardships Among Cancer Survivors
FDA: Smokeless Tobacco Snus Can Be Marketed as Less Risky Than Cigarettes
More Choices, Lower Premiums for ACA Consumers Next Year
ASA: Opioid-Free Pediatric Tonsillectomy Feasible
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December 1 2019 - December 6 2019Radiological Society of North America, Dec. 1-6
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May 31 2019 - June 4 2019American Society of Clinical Oncology, May 31-June 4
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