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Our inequitable, inefficient, oftentimes uncaring health care "system," revealed. -- Jeffrey G. Kaplan, M.D., M.S.

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The sinister effect of paying for medicine out-of-pocket

Cost-sharing is when patients pay some of their health care costs out of pocket. Can this be good...
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Shut That Drip: Controlling Healthcare Waste

To make health care reasonably profitable for private payers and more affordable for patients,...
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Losing Critical Perspective in I.T. -- the Underrepresentation of Women

Where are women on the information highway where information technology (I.T.), health care...
Healthcare-services

Does A Good Doctor Treat A Patient's Economic Aches and Pains?

Doctors are relatively uninformed about health care systems, outcomes research or health care...
healthcare

Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes, The “Million Hearts” Initiative

The “Million Hearts” initiative is worth keeping for its reach and cost-benefit. It is designed to...

Reform Issues

May 25, 2016
Approximately 2/5 persons don't understand their insurance coverage, i.e., which healthcare...
May 25, 2016
The Bio-Psycho-Social, Collaborative Model of Healthcare "It is possible to screen for and treat...
May 13, 2016
Healthcare reform is really about managing the care so that it is optimally accessible, reasonable...
May 13, 2016
The strategic agenda for real reform lies in creating a value-based health care delivery system. As...
May 6, 2016
Accountability is the key ingredient in managing and ultimately reforming healthcare.  ...

Evidence-Based Medicine

May 26, 2016
The Best Available Evidence Does Not Dictate How Medicine is Practiced. In other words, the average...
Feb 22, 2016
  “There’s no such thing as alternative medicine [when it comes to "fighting" cancer]. There’s only...
Feb 16, 2016
It's easier to prescribe antibiotics in a cold, sinsitis or bronchitis than to explain why not. (It...
Dec 27, 2015
Bone fide alternative medicine approaches to common orthopedic problems. [Note: no controls]...
Dec 18, 2015
Are we prepared to care for people with chronic or complex conditions like those with comorbidities...

Illness Care

May 4, 2016
It's schadenfreude (enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others).  That's where I find myself as...
Jan 9, 2016
It is crazy to deny terminal patients access to possibly life-saving drugs for fear of offending...
Nov 3, 2015
It's often difficult to maintain a good appetitie and nutritional status when fighting cancer. Here...
Nov 3, 2015
The use of a bulb syringe at home may help relieve earwax blockage more effectively than a...
Sep 6, 2015
Flu or Common Cold?  JB wites: "I am really feeling sick and my temp is 100o even with two...

References

May 24, 2016
The cost of health care is already dear and rising exponentially while its "value" or the return on...
May 3, 2016
The United States is the only wealthy, industrialized country that does not ensure that all of its...

Resources

Published, Related Articles

Can We Talk? - We welcome all appropriate comments and there's no obligation or solicitation.  It's easy to ask questions. (We will not, however,...

Resources

Mar 11, 2016
What new docs need to know and never learned in medical or osteopathic school Harvard Medical...
May 21, 2015
Coding systems that support clinical decision-making, 'measurement and management,' communication,...

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Preventive Care

May 29, 2016
Six Cardinal Rules when attempting to lose weight and/or reduce the risk of heart and other...
May 26, 2016
Curative, Preventive and Now Precision Medicine Will Consider Individual Variability Medical...
Mar 11, 2016
When it comes to health, the better-informed patient does better—Duh! What is a patient to do to...
Nov 4, 2015
Cancer; Just who invited you? Many cases of cancer are just caused by "bad luck" as two scientists...
Oct 15, 2015
Measles is back and people will be getting ill, harmed or worse because someone is refusing ...