AbstractBACKGROUND:Many pediatric academic centers have hospital medicine programs. Anecdotal data suggest that variability exists in program structure.OBJECTIVE:To provide a description of the organizational, administrative, and financial structures of academic pediatric hospital medicine (PHM).METHODS:This online survey focused on the organizational, administrative, and financial aspects of academic PHM programs, which were defined
Background Achieving high levels of patient satisfaction requires hospital management to be proactive in patient-centred care improvement initiatives and to engage frontline clinicians in this process.
Method We developed a survey to assess the attitudes of clinicians towards hospital management activities with respect to improving patient satisfaction and surveyed clinicians in
Although cultural competency is not a new concept in healthcare, it has only recently been formally embraced as important in the field of surgery. All physicians, including and especially surgeons, must acknowledge the potential influence of culture in order to provide effective and equitable care for patients of all backgrounds.
Reliance upon fluoroscopy within urology is increasing, with urologists key in determining radiation exposure to patients, themselves, and other healthcare personnel. However, education in occupational radiation safety is nonstandardized, often lacking. Consequently, residents and practicing urologists risk overexposure. We assessed occupational radiation safety attitudes and practices of training urologists.
In this yearly report, we provide a summary of the current American Cancer Society (ACS) cancer screening guidelines, a summary of guidance to health care professionals and the public related to early cancer detection tests that are not yet recommended for mass screening due to uncertainty about the balance of benefits and
The education of physicians is a fundamental obligation within medicine that must remain closely aligned with clinical care. And although medical education in pain care is essential, the current state of medical education does not meet the needs of physicians, patients, or society. To address this, we convened a committee