Reports show pay disparities among male and female physicians after accounting for other factors. The AMA will advocate a wide array of measures to address the issue.
Physicians define “health equity” as optimal health for all. The move is aimed at eliminating disparities affecting racial and ethnic minorities and other populations.
With opioid overdose deaths still on the rise, physicians call for improved patient education, and for naloxone to be included in airplane medical kits.
Licensure application questions on mental health treatment history can discourage physicians from seeking needed treatment. The AMA asks boards to change their practices.
Renewed focus is needed to increase EHR efficiency and fluency among medical students and residents.
The tailored approach to delivering care should be incorporated into alternative payment models, the AMA House of Delegates says.
Delegates back gun-violence restraining orders, tougher background checks and better data collection, among other actions.
Barbara L. McAneny, MD, said that reform efforts in health care are necessary and they must be guided by physician leadership and values.
Nearly 12 million people obtained coverage through the Affordable Care Act marketplaces this year. The AMA adopts policies to improve the exchanges.
Hurricane Maria wreaked further havoc in pharmaceutical production and has contributed to an urgent public health crisis, says the AMA House of Delegates.