Nearly half of second-year resident physicians are burned out, according to a JAMA study published last week—but what exactly does "burnout" mean? There's not a clear definition, according to a separate JAMA study published in the same issue.
Do you know how big the so-called 'Angelina Jolie' effect was for breast cancer screening? Or just how few advance-stage cancer patients have completed an advance directive? Advisory Board's Deirdre Saulet shares 10 facts to know about cancer prevalence, treatment, and survivorship.
In February, three Memorial Sloan Kettering employees founded a for-profit venture aiming to revolutionize pathology—but some pathologists and legal experts argue that the company could benefit inappropriately from an exclusive deal to use materials in Sloan's archives, Charles Ornstein and Katie Thomas write for ProPublica and the New York Times. In an interview, a Sloan executive defended the venture as "a really valuable and important technology to get developed."
After Rod Hochman, a physician and CEO of Providence St. Joseph Health, watched his father endure unwanted, aggressive medical interventions at the end of his life, Hochman launched an effort to ensure patients at his own health system didn't meet a similar fate.