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Surgery's Darkest Secret - annonymous letter from a medical student highlights the behaviour behind the mask

November 26, 2015, by Administration adaptation of letter to AIM

" One day in January, I was facilitating a fourth-year elective course with eight medical students. It was a medical humanities class, and the topic that afternoon was the virtue of forgiveness. A student named David led the discussion, and I listened as they exchanged ideas. When their energy waned,...
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Answers are here
Answers are here
The Golden Rule
The Golden Rule

Dirty Reusable Instruments Also Plague Outpatient Settings

November 20, 2015, by Adapted for HCMP from Medical News today

You can't trust that the instruments are even clean when you go to your doctor!

The problem of infection-spreading medical devices extends beyond dirty duodenoscopes to include a wide range of reusable instruments found in physician offices and other outpatient settings, according to federal health officials. In response, the Centers for Disease...
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The culprit behind the infections
The culprit behind the infections
Angry with poor care
Angry with poor care

Specialist Doctors Head for Exit - its all about the money

November 18, 2015, by Bloomberg press adaptation

The Obama administration’s push to transform the way the U.S. pays for health care is splitting the medical profession, as family doctors embrace changes that oncologists, neurologists and other specialists are concerned will cause turmoil.

The government set a timetable last week to extinguish Medicare’s “fee-for-service” system, which rewards the quantity of...
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Replacing with robotics - will it work?
Replacing with robotics - will it work?
No one there to listen anymore
No one there to listen anymore

Suing the Government Over Bad Healthcare

November 14, 2015, by Susan Justice, Administration

Suing the Government Over Bad Healthcare Just Got Easier

A ruling last month by the US Supreme Court will make it easier for people to sue the federal government for negligence, including medical malpractice, according to an Associated Press story that appeared in US News & World Report, among other media outlets

In...
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A system of justice
A system of justice
Paying attention to the needs of the people
Paying attention to the needs of the people

Jury: Anesthesiologist defamed unconscious patient during procedure-room conversation and must pay $500,000.

November 08, 2015, by Susan Jsutice Administration.

The crass and loose-lipped anesthesiologist whose insulting dispersions cast at one of her patient's under anesthesia were inadvertently but strategically recorded by a patient during a 2013 colonoscopy has a bench award of over $450,000 to the man she belittled while he was unconscious.  Part iof the taped conversations were submitted...
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Learning to keep your opinion to yourself
Learning to keep your opinion to yourself
No effort for this jury
No effort for this jury

Digital health in 2015: What’s hot and what’s not?

October 28, 2015, by John Nosta

think it’s fair to say that digital health is warming up. And not just in one area. The sheer number and variety of trends are almost as impressive as the heat trajectory itself. The scientist in me can’t help but make the connection to water molecules in a glass —...
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