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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...
WasteWater

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...
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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...
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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

Feb 24, 2015
Welcome to a refreshing, frank discussion about 'managing' CARE (read: health care reform).   A ...
Feb 19, 2015
"If Reform Fails" is the title of a NY Times editorial that states the status quo of health care...
Feb 6, 2015
The U.S. practices of medicine and surgery aren't as cost-effective as other countries. We suffer...
Feb 6, 2015
It's disheartening; the cure for the ills of U.S. health care lies within our grasp, yet it eludes...
Feb 1, 2015
What is our social responsibility? Who's ruining health care? Learn from a professor of biology:...

Evidence-Based Medicine

Feb 25, 2015
Delayed presentation of self-discovered breast symptoms influences stage of cancer at diagnosis and...
Jan 21, 2015
The common retort when confronted with the escalating cost of care and unexplained variation is: "...
Jan 4, 2015
Belly pains sufferers might later be diagnosed with anxiety or depression.  It might surprise you...
Dec 8, 2014
Achieving patient-centered care is difficult, yet essential; since paternalism is out, the patient...
Oct 28, 2014
The following lists are from healthsprocket.com.  Note that the US ranks at the bottom of 19...

Illness Care

Feb 13, 2015
In poorly controlled asthma or COPD in children or adults, what works best? Ans: Long-acting beta...
Feb 4, 2015
It is crazy to deny terminal patients access to possibly life-saving drugs for fear of offending...
Aug 22, 2014
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) From the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and...
Aug 6, 2014
In kids, an English study reveals that using an insulin infusion for tight control of hyperglycemia...
Jun 18, 2014
Group B Strep, a leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality since the 1970s: The Standard of...

References

Oct 21, 2014
The cost of health care is already dear and rising exponentially while its "value" or the return on...
Nov 3, 2012
It seems insurers, doctors and medical corporations will do whatever it takes to maintain their...

Resources

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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

Jan 2, 2015
What new docs need to know and never learned in med school "10 Things Medical School Won't Tell You...
Nov 12, 2014
Coding systems that support clinical decision-making and 'measurement and management,' the modus...

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Preventive Care

Feb 26, 2015
Measles is back and people will be getting ill, harmed or worse because someone is refusing ...
Feb 4, 2015
Curative, Preventive and Now Precision Medicine Will Consider Individual Variability Medical...
Feb 2, 2015
About 40% of cancers could be prevented were people to stop smoking and overeating, limit alcohol...
Jan 30, 2015
Six Cardinal Rules when attempting to lose weight and reduce the risk of heart disease You MUST...
Jan 22, 2015
When it comes to health, the better-informed patient does better—Duh! What is a patient to do to...