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68% of Physicians Unsatisfied with Affordable Care Act

The mean average grade the Affordable Care Act received by nearly 2,700 physicians in a recent survey was a "D."

What Happens When a Doctor Is Paged

You've been paged at home. You respond immediately but are placed on hold. Indefinitely. Has this happened to you?



Wear a Hazmat Suit When Operating An Elevator?

In their quest to culture every object on planet Earth, researchers have found that hospital elevator buttons are more contaminated with bacteria than restroom surfaces.

Of 120 randomly cultured elevator buttons, 73 (61%) grew bacteria. Washroom surfaces were cultured 96 times with 41 (43%) showing microbial growth.…

Anesthesia vs. Surgery: Can’t We All Just Get Along?

"Anesthesia is one of the few specialties that you must consult and work with but have no control over who is assigned to your cases. "

A Closer Look at Medicare’s Doctor Payment Data

Why does the Wall Street Journal have to point out such flagrant outliers? What do they know about detecting these practices that Medicare could not do for itself?

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