Back in the late ’90s, I can remember driving to a hospital in southwestern Ontario, where some colleagues were going to demonstrate the latest in medical technology: It was a remote consultation system that allowed neurologists in London, Ont., to assess stroke patients in the province’s far-flung rural communities. 879 more words
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*DIY: do it yourself.
As doctors we are trained to know a lot about disease, how to cure or how to make people suffer less, at the very least. 894 more words
Even before my cancer diagnosis three years ago I understood that trust is one of the central features of the patient-physician relationship. Ideally when I come under a physician’s care I should trust in my doctor’s competency and in their commitment to me as a patient. 864 more words
Section 3025 of Obamacare penalizes hospitals for readmissions that the Central Authority deems excessive. Those who run afoul of the edicts of the Central Authority are penalized up to 3% for readmitting too many Medicare patients in a 30 day period. 148 more words
Most people don’t get excited to take a visit to the doctor’s office. I, however, considered it quite the opportunity. Since I am a full time student in the UK, I am “entitled to National Health Service treatment” and was curious to see how treatment would vary from what I had previously received back home in the States. 1,293 more words