Nearly 60 percent of doctors have heard patients make offensive comments about their personal characteristics or background within the past five years—and few said their employers had appropriate resources in place to help them handle such behavior, according to surveys conducted by Medscape and WedMD in collaboration with STAT News.
Some hospital officials have said the site is too narrow and does not meet the goal of helping patients make informed decisions, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Maryland, New Hampshire, and Utah.
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says the approval "marks another milestone in the development of a whole new scientific paradigm for the treatment of serious diseases," showing the "continued momentum of this promising new area of medicine."
Providers at Cleveland Clinic, Weill Cornell Medicine, and other health systems are increasingly collaborating on ordering and receiving diagnostic tests to make the process more efficient and patient-focused, Geri Aston reports for Hospitals & Health Networks.
A new study is urging providers to warn patients against the "trendy practice" of consuming the placenta after childbirth, citing a dearth of evidence supporting the purported health claims—and research that it could actually pose health risks, HealthDay/Chicago Tribune reports.
To better understand health care pricing in the United States, Vox is calling for readers to send in their hospital bills, aiming to "bring transparency" to emergency facility fees charged by EDs across the country.