We are in election season and there is much talk about the high price of prescription drugs and promises by politicians to do something about it. Don’t hold your breath. Drug prices are like the weather: Everyone complains about it … Read More
Hospital Ratings Can Be Misleading.
When it comes to hospital ratings, don’t believe everything you read. While I am a big proponent of doing some research about hospitals before being admitted to see if this is a place I want to go, not all hospital … Read More
The Hospital Says, “This is not a bill,” But You May Still Have to Pay It.
If you are injured in an automobile accident, you may find yourself at the Emergency Department. Maybe your injuries are minor enough that you can be discharged to home. Maybe they are more serious and you need to be admitted … Read More
Our Drug Development Model and Drug Supply Chain Are Broken.
One of the lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic is that our drug development model and drug supply chain are broken. Our western capitalist system has served us well for many years. It provided products at a low price, which allowed … Read More
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Another Perspective on Healthcare Consolidation
Here is a piece that a friend of mine sent me. It appeared in a healthcare blog. It recounts a probably fictional event in which a doctor saw a briefing paper intended for a hospital executive but accidentally left behind … Read More
Medical Malpractice Claims Are Unfairly Blamed for Rising Medical Costs.
Last month, I blogged on the alarmingly high rate of preventable medical injuries occurring in hospitals. The blog post was based on a well-designed study of randomly-selected Medicare patients discharged from hospitals over a one month period of time. The … Read More
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Why Your Local Non-Profit Hospital Makes So Much Money.
We are all familiar with non-profit hospitals. They are pillars of the community. They may provide free or nearly free care to the needy or they may do free medical research for the public good. The one thing they don’t … Read More
Patients Aren’t The Only Ones Being Injured By Our Health Care System
I have written from time to time about the priority our health care system gives to making money. The most important goal for our health care system should be addressing the health issues of the patient. Instead, making money is … Read More
Lots of Malpractice Out There
There is often a debate about just how much medical malpractice there is. Advocates for the medical industry and their insurance companies would have you believe that there is very little malpractice and that lawsuits claiming malpractice are almost always … Read More
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