To stay competitive amid the rise of consumerism in health care, providers and payers are investing in consumer-oriented services to build loyalty from patients who face increasing financial pressure to shop for health care services, Maria Castellucci reports for Modern Healthcare.
President Trump reportedly drinks 12 Diet Cokes each day, a habit that might help him and other diet soda aficionados sidestep the calories and sugar in regular soda—but one that isn't necessarily without health risks, Marwa Eltagouri writes for the Washington Post's "To Your Health."
Under the proposed pilot program, an unnamed drugmaker would partner with a hospital system, a Medicare Advantage prescription drug plan, and a trade association to provide real-time patient discharge data to pharmacists, who then would provide medication therapy management services to the patients.
While the overwhelming majority of nurses said they are glad they became nurses, about one in five said they would opt for a different career if they had to do it over again, according to Medscape's annual Nurse Career Satisfaction Report.
While "it's no secret that medical training is grueling," research suggests that the experience is "worse for women than men"—and that the disparity largely centers around work-family conflict, Dhruv Khullar, a physician and researcher, writes in the New York Times' "The Upshot."