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Why Many Cancer Patients Don’t Have Answers on Life Expectancy

Due to poor doctor-patient communication, most people with advanced cancer don’t know enough about their disease to make vital decisions.
  • Liz Szabo

Suggestions for getting those creative juices flowing again

Here are four ways to spark creativity at work when your brain’s in a rut.
  • Harvard Business Review

That Sleepy Feeling: How Fatigue Affects Understanding

Worked a long hospital shift? You might miss your patients’ true emotions.
  • Tiffani Sherman

Analysis: Medical Responses to Opioid Addiction Vary By State

Surprisingly, the study found that the largest percentage of medical coverage claims related to opioid abuse and dependence diagnoses nationally come from ages 51 to 60.
  • Julie Appleby

THE DRIVE TOWARD EFFECTIVE CHANGE

U.S. health care organizations are facing unprecedented regulatory, political and economic forces today. In response, many undertake clinical transformation using the principles and practices of change management.
  • Dale J. Block, MD, MBA, CPE

TAKE CASE REVIEWS ‘TO INFINITY AND BEYOND’

Pixar’s “post-mortems” cover what did and didn’t work on a film, with input from all levels of the company. Imagine how patient care might improve if doctors applied that model to morbidity and mortality conferences.
  • Peter Valenzuela, MD, MBA