The doctors' productivity report card was titled, “Cancer Follow Up – Routine,” not “Psychiatric Consultation – Emergency.”
How some hospitals are prioritizing comfort and connection at the end of life
Expect neither exemptions nor easy explanations.
Education for doctors begins and ends with patients.
A palliative care success story
The idea plays to our love of efficiency, spirit of entrepreneurship, and longing to install physicians and scientists as the new priests of the age.
Americans are living longer but not necessarily better.
Simply eliminate the human element, and costs will plummet toward zero.
What is the mission of a hospital?
We can be our best only if we bear at least some of the costs of the choices we make.
The relationship between health and body weight is not as straightforward as the American Medical Association might have us believe.
About one-fourth of all incarcerated people on Earth is in the U.S. That constitutes a public health problem.
Call it a syndrome, if you will
"I have often beheld two such sages almost sinking under the weight of their packs."
What's good for patient satisfaction may not be good for medicine. Awash in marketing, the key questions to consider when choosing a hospital
For many social scientists, deceptive research methods are accepted as a necessary evil.
With only 20,000 new M.D.'s graduating each year to help care for a nation of over 310 million people, optimizing their education is critical.
Improving one isolated health parameter such as blood pressure does not necessarily make us healthier overall. Studies will not supplant the basic principles of living well.
What the fanciest hospital suites forget
There are mental and physical consequences, but we should strive to live more truthfully, regardless, to best understand reality.