Many factors need to be taken into account when diagnosing coughs that last for eight or more weeks, including how symptoms and possible causes can overlap.
Despite obstacles encountered when incorporating the electronic health record into bedside manner, a simple mnemonic can help physicians learn how to maintain proper patient communication.
An expert suggested eliminating ward-based observation by creating payments that blend inpatient and outpatient rates to alleviate burdens on patients and clinicians.
Four FDA-approved drugs for opioid-induced constipation form the backbone of treatment, with more options in the research pipeline.
Two medical student members won prizes for suggesting innovations to the practice of primary care.
Award recipients have implemented successful quality improvement initiatives or have worked as key partners to bring forth changes that have resulted in better outcomes.
Sessions on insurance for early-career physicians and the outlook for international medical graduates are offered.
Several physicians will share personal stories based on Annals' “On Being a Doctor” series.