July 30, 2018

Weekly review: The highest-paid doctors, charted

Daily Briefing

    The most (and least) stressed cities in the US, according to WalletHub (Monday, July 23)
    Stress is highest in Detroit and lowest in Fremont, California, according to a report on stress in 150 U.S. cities released earlier this month by WalletHub. See how your city fared—and why the report may shed light on your upcoming CMS Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating.

    The highest-paid doctors, charted (Tuesday, July 24)
    Between 2016 and 2017, physician pay held mostly steady—but a few specialties bucked the trend with strong growth, a Modern Healthcare analysis reveals. Advisory Board's Hamza Hasan and Sarah O'Hara explain the latest trends in physician pay and what provider organizations can do to keep up with rising salaries.

    5.4M Americans have Alzheimer's. So why are clinical trials hurting for participants? (Wednesday, July 25)
    Scientists are having trouble finding patients to enroll in clinical trials for Alzheimer's disease treatments, the New York Times reports—news that emerged even as researchers at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference last week presented evidence that levels of female sex hormones can affect a woman's risk of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

    Why do women freeze their eggs? It isn't what you think. (Thursday, July 26)
    The stereotype that women who freeze their eggs are usually doing so to focus on their careers might be misguided, according to a study presented earlier this month at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology's conference in Spain, Heather Murphy writes for the New York Times.

    The 3 reasons your new hires keep leaving—and how to retain them (Friday, July 27)
    Of all turnover at health care organizations, about 30% happens among employees with less than one year of tenure. We've found that new hires are leaving within their first year due to three main reasons. To help your organization address these reasons, we spoke to Advisory Board's Kate Vonderhaar to learn what you should ask your new hires and when.

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