Killing Care Softly It’s official: doctors treat charts, not people. Harvard researcher Russell Phillips reckons physicians of many stripes are now “data entry technicians.” My preferred term is “checklist monkeys.” The results for your health care? Not good. How much time and energy are really wasted? Recent reports show ER physicians spending 44% of their time […]
The End of Medicare?
Take a look in the rear view mirror, and the scene in the front of you is gone. That’s what’s happening to Medicare, but is nothing compared to what is planned. Thanks to the confluence of politics and money the closest thing in the nation to universal medical care is in the process of converting […]
The Generic Drug Mess (12/17/12)
They’re Not The Same “I used to be taking blue pills but now they’re orange. And I don’t think this pill is working.” The patient had been given the “same” medication. But it was a different generic drug. This “generic” story is now a general story. Generic medications are off-patent versions of FDA approved drugs. […]