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Allegations of the 1960s: A Throwback Surgeon?

Allegations of the 1960s: A Throwback Surgeon? | Guest Blog

"The story has not appeared in any mainstream media, but the filed complaint (allegedly) didn't miss too many human resources hot buttons."

Presiding Over The Death of a Child

Presiding Over The Death of a Child | Medical Blog

I also know that what I just wrote is a rationalization of my own cowardice and inability to give comfort in the face of sudden loss.

Med Student “White Coat Die-Ins” – Professional? | Medical Blog

Today, medical students at more than 70 medical schools held nationwide “white coat die-ins” to protest the lack of indictments for police killings in Ferguson, Mo., and New York, and to spotlight racial bias as a public health issue.

The Physicians for a National Health Program press release says that it is an important time for medical institutions to respond to the violence and race-related trauma that affect physicians’ communities and the patients they serve.…

Healthcare Harms Patients with Uncommon Diseases

Healthcare Harms Patients with Uncommon Diseases | Medical Blog

"These diseases don’t follow insurance company protocols. They attack real people and cause real damage."

Surgery in Space: I Foresee Problems

Surgery in Space: I Foresee Problems | Guest Blog

The plan is to train the astronauts to perform minimally invasive robotic surgery on each other. What could go wrong?

Easing the Sting for Patients Waiting in Line

Easing the Sting for Patients Waiting in Line | Medical Blog

Line management systems reduce the frustration for queued patients in an increasingly large number of medical facilities.

Every administrator, office manager, doctor, nurse, lab technician, scheduler, clinic director or admissions clerk  knows that keeping patients waiting in long, slow-moving lines is a recipe for poor service.…

Abominable Pain

Abominable Pain | Guest Blog

The doctor gets immediate feedback without the need to think very hard, and the patient gets the reassurance of a high tech test.

Adverse Events in California Hospitals: Look at the Data

Adverse Events in California Hospitals: Look at the Data | Guest Blog

I would take my chances at a hospital diligent about identifying and tracking adverse events over a hospital that reports one adverse event every 4 years.

Cancer Care as a Business Decision

Cancer Care as a Business Decision | Medical Blog

Once again, this was a business decision dressed up to look like innovative care and backed up by BigHealth’s dominant market share.

Genetic Breakthroughs: Hurdles to the Exam Room

Genetic Breakthroughs: Hurdles to the Exam Room | Medical Blog

Scientists are making remarkable discoveries and advances in medicine every day. But unless we make this data actionable in the exam room, this research is in vain.

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