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The Specialists’ Stranglehold on Medicine | Medical Blog

Republicans are trying to cut health care spending. But hacking away at Medicaid, weakening coverage requirements and replacing Obamacare’s subsidies with a convoluted tax credit will not deal

Nonadherence to medications: Who’s to blame? | Medical Blog

No foundations or patient advocate groups are promoting awareness of nonadherence. There are no colored ribbons, no fundraising walks, runs, jogs, trots, or swims. The New York

Traditional Tort Reform Won’t Reduce Healthcare Costs | Opinion Article

Tucked into President Trump’s 2018 budget are several provisions to tackle medical malpractice reform, an effort to slash healthcare costs by seeking to impact the everyday practice

Assumption of the Risk | Feature

“If a patient chooses to come to me for medical care and I explain the risks and they agree to the treatment then how can they turn

Transgastric appendectomy: The answer to a question no one is asking | Medical Blog

  No one really wants to know if taking out an inflamed appendix using an endoscope passed through the mouth, esophagus, and stomach is a safe operation.

Proving a Medical Malpractice Case I – Proving Negligence (Part II) | Feature

[Editor’s note: this is the second installment of “Proving a Medical Malpractice Case I – Proving Negligence” by our blogger, Dr. Medlaw. You can read the first

Doctor Curmudgeon®: After the Noctors…After the Pharmacists. | Medical Blog

It is the year 2022. Noctors (those who are NOT Doctors and yet consider themselves to be the same as doctors and practice what they refer to

System errors, human errors, and common sense | Medical Blog

  “It was a system failure.” That’s what United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz said in an interview with ABC News about the recent incident involving the violent

Finding Telemedicine’s Niche | Medical Blog

There are certainly times where I probably don’t need to make a patient physically come in to the office. As part of trying to figure out where

Will robots ever be able to perform surgery independently? | Medical Blog

Will robots ever be able to perform surgery independently? And if they can, should they? In my last post, I wrote about some unresolved issues with driverless

10 Signs of Human Trafficking in Medical Care | Feature

A critical summary of screening and intervention techniques all health professionals should be aware of. Human trafficking is often thought of as an issue faced by other

Some autonomous robots are not ready for prime time | Medical Blog

A Twitter friend posted this on a blustery Wisconsin morning: His car wasn’t being driven by a robot, but the tweet highlights some issues. Driverless cars use

Proving a Medical Malpractice Case I – Proving Negligence (Part I) | Medical Blog

Most doctors know that the elements of a medical malpractice case are (1) a duty to the patient, (2) a negligent failure to render proper medical care,

Doctor Curmudgeon®: Burn, Baby, Burn! | Medical Blog

Doctor Curmudgeon has found the perfect way to file paperwork: simply set it on fire.   The fire is warm and lovely to look at…at least to

How much would you pay for a nap? | Medical Blog

Los Cruces High School in New Mexico decided to address the growing problem of sleepy students by allowing naps. Last week the Wall Street Journal ran a

Perfecting the Post-Visit Procedure | Medical Blog

After-visit calls aren’t working; what can be done instead? Right outside of my office door is one of the workstations where our medical technicians perform one of

Stronger Malpractice Laws Don’t Reduce Complications | Medical Blog

A study of over 890,000 Medicare beneficiaries shows that states with malpractice environments unfavorable to physicians do not see improved postoperative outcomes for 11 different types of

Avoiding Liability with Patient Portals | Feature

The good thing about EMR patient portals is that they decrease your liability risks. On the other hand, the bad thing about EMR patient portals is that

To Standardize or Not to Standardize? | Medical Blog

How much can we standardize medicine, and even if we can, is that a good thing? There was a meeting yesterday for all of our Ambulatory Care

What are the Implications of the 21st Century Cures Act? | Medical Blog

  On December 13, 2016, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act into law. While the overwhelming majority supported this act, many others expressed their concerns

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