Critics of the Obama health (insurance) reform plan have been formally served notice that they are under observation, ……….. So, as he embarks on this week’s edition of Grand Rounds, DrRich would like to welcome any visitors who are here on behalf of such important surveillance efforts, and hasten to tell you that DrRich is on your side. Indeed, this version of Grand Rounds is dedicated to exploring the many ways in which the proposed health (insurance) reforms will succeed in all its goals, and most especially in achieving cost containment…….
It's August and school is looming around the corner, so kids everywhere are scrambling to waste time and do as much nothing as possible. What better way to dampen your brain activity than with video games? So here it is, your video game themed Change of Shift Vol 4 No 3: The Revenge!
H/T to @EvidenceMatters for the link to this article: A new superbug found in Britain is major concern: Government scientists by Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor. The article talks about an un-intended consequence of medical tourism – the global spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria.
A new superbug that is resistant to all antibiotics has been brought into Britain by patients having surgery abroad, Government scientists said.
Doctors are urged to be vigilent for a new bug that has arriving in Britain with patients who have travelled to India and Pakistan for cosmetic surgery or organ transplants and is now circulating here.
Great show on NPR yesterday on “End Of Live Decisions And The Health Care Bill.” You can listen to it here.
A portion of one health care bill in congress states that the cost of consultations between patients and doctors over "end-of-life" issues would be covered. The proposal has sparked fears that the bill promotes euthanasia.
Did you know that approximately 200 people die each year in the U.S. after being struck by lightning? H/T to @laikas for the link to this article: ER Doc explains how to avoid or respond to lightning strike
Prevention begins by seeking cover at the start of a storm. “Lightning seems to be concentrated at the forefront of a storm,” according to Zinzuwadia, “so there tends to be a greater risk of being hit by lightning at the beginning of a storm.”
If exemption from federal income and/or state property taxes for non-profit hospitals is based upon providing “charity care” to their surrounding communities, how will hospitals qualify for income tax and property tax exemptions if health care coverage becomes “universal” and there is no longer a need for “charity care”? ………….
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