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Among the items we bring to you this week are an article about the growing use of medical scribes in facilities and practices throughout the country and the findings of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine’s 14th annual Airport Food Review.
- According to Doctors Lounge, a study published in the December 8 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association indicates that more than one in four resident physicians have experienced depression or related symptoms and the rate of depression among doctors-in-training is on the rise.
- The number of medical scribes working in the United States is expected to climb from 15,000 to 100,000 within the next five years. In a recent article, Kaiser Health News reporter Lisa Gillespie covers the increased use of scribes in healthcare, the benefits, and some physicians’ concerns regarding scope of skill and the absence of standards for the profession.
- In a recent Medical Economics article, syndicated financial columnist Janet Kidd Stewart highlights seven challenges physicians will come across in 2016—from decreased negotiating power to the potential for loss of revenue from ancillary services—and tips on how to sidestep some of the consequences.
- Traveling through Los Angeles International Airport en route to a locum tenens assignment or holiday celebration? Consider sampling the cuisine at one of its restaurants, like Real Food Daily or Homeboy Café, before boarding your plane. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine’s 14th annual Airport Food Review finds LAX is the nation’s best airport for a healthy meal, with 44 of its 49 restaurants making the grade.
- In a Washington Post article published earlier this month, author Melanie D.G. Kaplan provides the lowdown on the top-performing crates, carriers, and pet harnesses, as well as helpful tips for safely transporting your four-legged friend during your next road trip.
Enjoy the rest of the week and have a wonderful Holiday!