Eye care providers prescribe more brand medications by volume than any other provider group. Efforts to reduce prescription expenditures by eye care providers should focus on increasing the use of generic medications, primarily through therapeutic substitutions. Policy changes enabling Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices could
Maria Woodward, MD, MS, an assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at U-M Kellogg Eye Center, is first author of a study showing wide disparities in the content of pre-appointment patient questionnaires and what a clinician wrote down in to
A new study by Brian Stagg, MD, Maria Woodward, MD, and Joshua Stein, MD, MS, finds that nearly one-quarter of people who visited the ER for an ocular problem received a diagnosis of a nonurgent condition. The work recommends ways to help those patients get the right level of care.
A large, national study conducted by resident physician Sophia Wang, MD, with Joshua Stein, MD, MS, and Thomas Gardner, MD, MS, suggest youths with T1DM or T2DM exhibit a considerable risk for diabetic retinopathy and should undergo regular screenings by eye-care professionals to ensure timely DR diagnosis and limit progression to vision-
A new study by resident physician Nakul Shekhawat, MD, MPH, and ophthalmologist Joshua Stein, MD, suggests filling antibiotic prescriptions for acute conjunctivitis seems to be driven more by sociodemographic factors and type of provider diagnosing the patient than by medical indication.