The report evaluates implementation of a clinician training program to improve care for Navy personnel with co-occurring disorders. Results suggest careful planning for training initiatives could increase implementation of evidence-based practice.
Psychotherapy treatments can lag years behind what research has shown to be effective because there simply are not enough clinicians trained in new methods. But e-learning can be as successful as in-person instruction for teaching psychotherapists how to use newer evidence-based treatments.
Psychotherapy treatments can lag years behind what research has shown to be effective because there simply are not enough clinicians trained in new methods. But online training programs can be as successful as in-person instruction for teaching psychotherapists how to use newer evidence-based treatments.
The authors developed an updated and expanded set of buprenorphine treatment guidelines; this additional guidance may increase credentialed physicians' comfort with prescribing buprenorphine to patients with opioid use disorders.
Given new payment models and the changing relationship between physicians and hospitals, including physician costs in Medicare's Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRG) payments to hospitals could lead to better physician engagement in quality improvement efforts.
A substantial proportion of advanced imaging studies ordered by emergency physicians may be medically unnecessary. According to a broad survey of emergency medicine professionals, fear of missing a low-probability diagnosis and fear of litigation are perceived as two key contributing factors.
Physicians who treat a higher volume of patients with acute respiratory infections (ARIs) are more likely to diagnose a condition that calls for antibiotics, rather than one that does not, and they are more likely to prescribe antibiotics for ARIs.
Psychiatrists exposed to strict conflict of interest policies prescribed heavily promoted antipsychotics at rates similar to academic psychiatrists and nonacademic psychiatrists exposed to less strict or no policies.
This report seeks to inform the further development of medical education and training for primary care in Germany. It concludes with a presentation of policy options that arise from comparison with experiences in England, France and the Netherlands.