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Judgments

Judgments | Medical Blog

"Sometimes we have to accept that the risk of our actions will be high but that the patient has no other option. When the consequences of inaction are not acceptable, we (and our patients) must accept the risk and do our best."

Physicians Underutilize Effective Screening Methods to Detect Alcohol Misuse by Patients

Physicians Underutilize Effective Screening Methods to Detect Alcohol Misuse by Patients | Medical Blog

"Together we can proactively identify signs of developing substance use disorders before the patient develops overt alcoholism or drug dependence."

My Paper Was Published. Did Anyone Read It?

My Paper Was Published. Did Anyone Read It? | Guest Blog

"Journals will have to adapt and become more like blogs. In the future, medical information may be disseminated by blogs and comments rather than journal articles and letters to the editor."

Top Documenters

Top Documenters | Medical Blog

"Critical thinking has nearly vanished, nurses have become slaves to documentation rather than being allowed to actually get to know their patients, overall care has become standardized and impersonal, and the promised improvement in outcomes has not materialized."

Will Corporate Greed Destroy Our Healthcare System?

Will Corporate Greed Destroy Our Healthcare System? | Medical Blog

"No one is regulating the insurance companies. They hold free rein in what they approve and disallow. They ignore the medical advice of doctors and override their decisions. Yet, they are protected from liability."

What Is the Best Way to Die?

What Is the Best Way to Die? | Guest Blog

One well-known physician-author favors a prolonged death by cancer and thinks this idyllic cancer death is easily achievable with "love, morphine, and whiskey."

Gel Makes You Stop Bleeding Instantly – Video

Gel Makes You Stop Bleeding Instantly – Video | Medical Blog

Forget stitches—there’s a better way to close wounds. In this talk, TED Fellow Joe Landolina talks about his invention—a medical gel that can instantly stop traumatic bleeding without the need to apply pressure.

Source: TED.com…

Handling Risk

Handling Risk | Medical Blog

Performing at a high level in these arenas requires a special kind of confidence in one’s own ability and judgment, a confidence that is often mistaken for arrogance.

Tsundoku

Tsundoku | Guest Blog

Maybe the definition of tsundoku should be expanded to include the act of leaving a link unread after tweeting it, typically piled up together with other such unread links.

Is Medical Care Becoming Unaffordable?

Is Medical Care Becoming Unaffordable? | Medical Blog

It's estimated that 1.7 million people will file for bankruptcy this year because of medical expenses, and another 15 million will deplete their entire savings.

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