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Atul Gawande’s prescient 2012 TED discuss

Well being care is buzzing as Atul Gawande has been chosen as CEO of the Berkshire-Hathaway/Amazon/JP Morgan strategic enterprise. I used to be thrilled they picked a doctor, like myself, within the trenches to run their gig. After listening to the information, I remembered Gawande’s TED Discuss from 2012 and determined to compensate for it throughout...

Don’t throw the E&M child out with the bathtub water: the proposed CMS adjustments

By now everybody has heard that the Facilities for Medicare and Medicaid Companies (CMS) has proposed to dramatically change the way in which physicians receives a commission for analysis and administration (E&M) companies within the workplace as a part of the proposed 2019 Doctor Price Schedule Rule. In actual fact, as of the...

How our well being care system traumatizes sufferers

The well being care system has by no means been so complicated as it's at this time. As medical doctors, we’ve seen the struggles that occur simply making an attempt to assist sufferers get the medical care they want. Sufferers are actually ladened with excessive deductibles and infrequently are the victims of baseless...

Cease treating docs like college kids

As extra physician pay is being tied to affected person satisfaction and “outcomes,” a latest Forbes article argues that “It’s solely a matter of time earlier than physicians will see the majority of their compensation tied to high quality measures.” To arrange for this pay-for-performance apocalypse, the article cites Medical Group Administration Affiliation...

We should always all care when sufferers get too many Z-paks

Many individuals appear to consider that the Z-pak possesses magical qualities. Sufferers are available requesting it for the frequent chilly, as a result of it labored for them previously. Not solely do many consider it cures the frequent chilly, however they suppose it could possibly deal with any an infection. Have a urinary...

The issue with first-person reporting of unproven interventions

Houston Chronicle reporter Craig Hlavaty just lately handled readers to a first-person account of getting an intravenous (IV) vitamin infusion inside a van parked outdoors his home. The article, “Feeling the drip, drip, drip of the cellular IV craze,” associated how a needle was inserted into his arm, “simply the place a tattooed lightning bolt strikes.” Hlavaty...

Medical doctors must prepared the ground on divestment from fossil fuels

Within the latest weeks we’ve seen frequent headlines alerting individuals across the nation to harmful warmth waves.  Physicians and nurses see these headlines and the human outcomes of the heatwaves within the type of warmth sickness, individuals burdened with lung illnesses and affected by deteriorating air high quality, and a spread of particular...

The double-edged energy of the medicines we prescribe

My affected person, a rugged sixty 12 months outdated with massively muscular forearms, grey chest hair on the V of his denim shirt, and a voice that urged years of liquor and unfiltered cigarettes, lowered his voice and leaned ahead. “I’m not normally frightened of something, however for 3 nights now, ever since I...

The opposite facet of Suboxone

So much has been written about Suboxone, the buprenorphine remedy drug. For a lot of, Suboxone acts as an efficient treatment to deal with opioid dependancy. For others, it’s a highly-valued avenue drug that's generally diverted and misused. To know and acknowledge the darker facet of Suboxone we have now to look again...

Emergency care protection denial insurance policies put lives in danger

A visitor column by the American School of Emergency Physicians, unique to KevinMD.com. Emergency medical care in america is a novel success story. Born from navy ways, emergency drugs has grown exponentially in measurement and class from its early days. What was as soon as a patchwork of impressed professionals cobbled collectively at a second’s...


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