It is not always easy to identify who needs palliative care.
Analysis of 228,000 comments shows that while surgeons are likely to be called ‘outstanding’ and ‘brilliant’, receptionists are branded 'arrogant' and 'rude'. But it's not because they do a bad job.
It takes about three years for safety problems to be identified in new drugs, newer drugs are almost always more expensive, and yet Canadian doctors still hand out hundreds of thousands of samples.
Physician Magnus Hirschfeld advocated for those he called 'sexual intermediaries.' His activism began before World War I – and ended only when the Nazis came to power.
Outed. Denied care. Openly harassed. These are just a few of the experiences reported by American transgender and non-binary individuals when seeking medical care or social services.
Patients may be at risk while chaperones fail to act impartially.
New analysis from the Migration Observatory suggests skilled visa could still be refused in the future despite recent moves to exempt doctors and nurses from the cap.
The US is currently short on 182 drugs and medical supplies. The problem isn't new, but it's frustrating health care workers.
To improve wait times for surgery, Canada needs to fix its health-care system. Developing a national seniors' strategy would be a good place to start.
Who's really benefiting from a health care system that provides free or low-cost plastic surgeries for the poor?
Being more caring could lead to more female doctors burning out.
Weight stigma at the doctors can be mentally and physically harmful.
The NHS funding formula is based on an unfair premise which is funnelling money away from the regions that need it most.
A scholar explains why there is no one answer. Some pain is devastating, and sometimes such pain responds well to opioids. On the other hand, there is evidence that some physicians overprescribe.
Laws like Title IX are supposed to shield athletes from abuse. But lax enforcement allows sports organizations to protect perpetrators over athletes.
Current cholesterol tests in the UK are outdated and are putting lives at risk.
Creative appointment scheduling minimizes in-office waiting for physicians and patients.
New medical staff start in January and may not be as skilled or adept as their predecessors, meaning more things go wrong.
There are more robots than ever in the operating room – but that's led to fewer opportunities for surgical trainees. Now, some new doctors are teaching themselves in secret.
Antimicrobial stewardship is proving effective, but we're not fully across what is happening.