JAMA Article On Morality In Medicine I’m for any professional literature that quotes Carl Sandburg’s poetry.
FDA’s Response to Opioid Crisis? More Meds for Big Pharma.
The Institute of Medicine reports that 30% of medical expenses are due to “waste”. Harvard Health Affairs Study on the “Choosing Wisely” Campaign
Benjamin Goldacre discusses publication bias in medical studies on the AllTrials site. In testimony to Parliament, transparency stressed.
The Cost Of Assuming Your Doctor Knows Best “The National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine), came out with a report on diagnostic error in 2015 identifying diagnostic error as the most harmful and most expensive of medical errors. It is estimated that between 40,000 to 80,000 deaths occur in the U.S. from diagnostic error […]
A new patient advocacy idea that could actually WORK. The American Patient Defense Union
A peer reviewed survey of nurses rating hospital quality of care around the world. BMJ: Patient Safety, Satisfaction and Quality of Care
Companion to our weekly Senses blogs. Losing Sense of Smell Precursor to Dementia?
Catheter Ablation for Heart Arrythmia
The widespread use of electronic health records, administrative claims, and social media and the ubiquity of smart devices have created “big data” that heretofore have not been widely utilized. There is substantial enthusiasm for the use of real-world data sources to generate so-called real-world evidence (RWE), but confusion remains about what RWE means. What is […]