The length of time it takes to resolve a malpractice claim places stress on patients, physicians and the legal system. The time spent with open claims may be even more distressing for physicians than the financial costs of the claims.
Receiving the human papillomavirus vaccine does not increase rates of sexually transmitted infections in adolescent females. The vaccine, which can prevent cervical cancer in women, has had a low uptake, partly because of concerns about how it will affect adolescent sexual activity.
The largest investigation of divorce rates among physicians has made what may be a surprising finding – physicians are actually less likely to be or to have been divorced than those in other occupations – including lawyers, nurses, and other health care professionals.