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Anesthesiologist Guilty on 2 Counts of Manslaughter

Anesthesiologist Guilty on 2 Counts of Manslaughter | Medical Blog

A Manhattan jury found Stan Xuhui Li, MD, guilty of manslaughter for overprescribing painkillers to two patients, Joseph Haeg, 37, and Nicholas Rappold, 21, who later suffered fatal overdoses.

The 60-year-old anesthesiologist from New Jersey, was found guilty of two counts of second-degree manslaughter, six counts of recklessly endangering the lives of six other patients, and 180 counts of selling prescriptions for controlled substances (view all charges here).…

New Evidence-Based Guidelines: 4 Signs of Concussion

New Evidence-Based Guidelines: 4 Signs of Concussion | Medical Blog

The first part of new evidence-based guidelines, published in the September 2014 issue of Neurosurgery, sought to identify which signs, symptoms, and neurologic and cognitive deficits have the highest and most consistent prevalence in samples of individuals sustaining a potentially concussive event.…

New Missouri Law: Practicing Without Residency Training

New Missouri Law: Practicing Without Residency Training | Guest Blog

In Missouri, med school grads can now practice without residency training. Did some legislator's daughter graduate from an offshore school and fail to find a residency?

Top 10 Best U.S. Hospitals, 2014-2015

Top 10 Best U.S. Hospitals, 2014-2015 | Medical Blog

U.S. News and World Report released its 2014-2015 lists of the top hospitals across the country. The best centers were ranked in 16 medical specialties, from cancer to urology, based on data for nearly 5,000 hospitals and results from surveys of nearly 10,000 physicians.…

How Doctors Choose to Die

How Doctors Choose to Die | Medical Blog

A recent Sermo Physician Poll  of nearly 2,000 doctors asked, “if faced with a terminal illness, what treatment options would you choose?” Of those responding:…

Do More Hospital Resources Equal Better Care?

Do More Hospital Resources Equal Better Care? | Guest Blog

It would appear that this is true for surgical patients.

A study from England found that mortality rates for patients admitted with high-risk general surgery diagnoses were significantly lower in National Health Service Trust hospitals that used more CT scans and ultrasounds and had more ICU beds.…

Capture the Critical Driver of Your Practice’s Financial Success: Physician Time | Guest Blog

 

 

 

Pop Quiz: What were you doing during the financial presentation at your last board meeting?

A. Texting your spouse

B. Checking email

C. Stepping out to make a call

D. All of the above

Traditional financial reports of a Balance Sheet and Income Statement were conceived 150 years ago during the Industrial Revolution to facilitate railroad financing.  …

New Guidelines on Pelvic Exams Raise Controversy

New Guidelines on Pelvic Exams Raise Controversy | Medical Blog

The American College of Physicians (ACP) has issued new controversial clinical guidelines recommending against screening pelvic examinations in asymptomatic, nonpregnant, adult women. Just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the authors reviewed the evidence and decided that the harms associated with screening pelvic exams outweigh the benefits.…

The Immune System Explained: A Patient Education Video

The Immune System Explained: A Patient Education Video | Guest Blog

For Healthcare Providers:
The immune systems is an exceptionally complex system that is hard to grasp for most patients, and even many of your colleagues. Share this video with your patients to provide them with a simplified, yet quite informative, explanation of how the system works.…

Hospital CEO’s Salary—How Much More Than Docs?

Hospital CEO’s Salary—How Much More Than Docs? | Medical Blog

Does the salary of a hospital chief executive officer (CEO) have anything to do with the quality of care being provided at the facility—or even the hospital’s bottom line? Unfortunately, and surprisingly, there isn’t a clear answer to that.

Healthcare CEOs can shape the priorities and performance of their organizations, having an impact that can reverberate to the many crevices of healthcare.…

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