Nov 20 2014

How California Works To Not Improve Patient Safety

They say you should learn from your mistakes, and they are right. That’s how growth and development happen. But it is hard, and usually impossible, to learn from your mistakes if you don’t know what they are.  So when hospitals fail to report medical errors, or lump all of them together into the nebulous category […]

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Nov 20 2014

“Health Insurance” Not Necessarily Good For Patients’ Health

According to the Hippocratic Oath, a doctor must first do no harm.  But the influence of health insurance companies on modern doctors raises the question of exactly who doctors are bent on not harming: their patients, or their corporate benefactors.  This subject was the topic of a recent, disturbing op-ed piece in the NY Times, […]

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Nov 13 2014

False Advertising Times Three

Here is a brief roundup of recent news in the area of false advertising.  Two stories concern medical care, and  consumers of medical care ought to know about them.  One delves into the subject of mayonnaise, and whether a certain upstart manufacturer is selling the “real” item. First, from The Center for Public Integrity, comes […]

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