Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Shout Outs

DrRich, The Covert Rationing Blog, is this week's host of Grand Rounds. You can read it here (photo credit).  It’s the “cost containment in healthcare” edition.

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…….

 

 

The latest edition of Change of Shift (Vol 4, No 3) is hosted by Man-Nurse Diaries who used a video game theme!   What fun!You can find the schedule and the COS archives at Emergiblog.  (photo credit)

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.

 

Dr Rob has made his local paper, “Doctor 's humor is a hit on iTunes!"  Check out his podcast,  “House Call Doctor.” You can find the list of his podcasts here.  Enjoy!

 

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.”

 

WhiteCoat raises an interesting question in his post Charity Care Tax Exemptions

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”? ………….

 

Crazy for Quilts Contest Gallery is up!  The quilt I did is #4.  

All contest quilts will be auctioned via eBay. All proceeds will support AAQ.
All auctions begin and end at 9:00 PM Eastern

On eBay search keyword "Alliance for American Quilts." Never used eBay? No problem! View a great tutorial on the eBay website.

 

                            

This week Dr Anonymous guest will be  The Hollums Adoption.  Come joint us.  The show starts at 9 pm EST.

Upcoming Dr. A Shows 

8/20: Dr. Rob & House Call Doctor podcast
8/27: Dr. A Show 2nd Anniversary & BlogWorldExpo
9/3 : Dr. A Show (9:30pmET)

You may also want to listen to the shows in his Archives. Here are some to get you started:

GruntDoc, Sid Schwab, Dr. Val, Kevin MD, Rural Doctoring, Emergiblog, Crzegrl, Dr. Wes, TBTAM, Gwenn O'Keeffe, Bongi, Paul Levy, John Halamka, and ScanMan

 

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