- Dr Val's Can Infections be Prevented in the Hospital Setting
- Buckeye Surgeon's Diane Suchetkas Continuing Anti-Doctor Crusade (be sure you read the comments)
- White Coat Rants' More on Medicare Never Events
- Ian Furst (Wait Times & Delayed Care) -- Never Events
- Plastic Surgery 101 suggests look before you leap (in logic) on hospital infections
- PSP blog writes WSJ on Hospital Infections: "FUD's Up!"
Then there are a couple of interesting items on organ donations:
“Offering money for organs can be viewed as an attempt to coerce economically disadvantaged Americans to participate in organ donation,” the paper says.
BOSTON (Reuters) - Doctors who waited just 75 seconds after the final heartbeat before removing the hearts of dying newborns for transplants said on Wednesday they improved their odds of success but have also raised ethical questions about organ harvesting.........The technique is controversial because the waiting time recommended by the Institute of Medicine has been five minutes, unless the patient is brain dead. The three babies were not, although all had severe brain damage.
I'd like to give a head's up to Rural Doctoring's Next Big Idea.
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