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Psychology & Psychiatry

Physician burnout rate increased from 2014 to 2017

(HealthDay)—From 2014 to 2017, there was an increase in physician burnout, with early-career physicians being the most susceptible, according to a study published online March 15 in JAMA Network Open.

Diabetes

How much difference will Eli Lilly's half-price insulin make?

When Erin Gilmer filled her insulin prescription at a Denver-area Walgreens in January, she paid $8.50. U.S. taxpayers paid another $280.51.

Medical economics

How susceptible are hospital employees to phishing attacks?

Cybersecurity threats are a rising problem in society, especially for health care organizations. Successful attacks can jeopardize not only patient data but also patient care, leading to cancellations and disruptions in the ...

Health

New research finds flaws in veterans' claims system

A new study by Stanford scholars and their colleagues shines a stark spotlight on governance issues that have plagued a cornerstone of the nation's administrative system for years: rampant errors and a backlog of appeals ...

Medical economics

Women scientists get less federal funding than men, new study finds

First-time women principal investigator scientists received considerably less funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) compared to first-time male principal investigators, even at top research institutions, reports ...

Medical economics

Benefits of informal health expertise

A helpful reminder – something as simple as "Are you taking your medications?" – could conceivably prolong a life.

Medical economics

German pharma Merck makes bid for US group Versum

German pharmaceutical group Merck KgaA said Wednesday it had offered to buy electronics industry supplier Versum Materials for 5.3 billion euros ($6 billion), its biggest purchase in four years.

Medical economics

National health spending set to increase 5.5 percent annually

(HealthDay)—National health spending is projected to increase at an annual rate of 5.5. percent from 2018 to 2027, with fundamental economic and demographic factors the main drivers, according to a report published online ...