Courtesy of TheNewYorkTimes.com | By MIKKAEL A. SEKERES, M.D | Illustration by Stuart Bradford | Originally Published 10.31.2017 | 01.21.2018
“I want you to talk to me like I’m one of your patients, not like I’m your mother.” 1,575 more words
But he or she does need your understanding.
In the course of my career I’ve seen many changes. The most alarming is physician morale. In my new, semi-retired capacity I’ve had a bit more time to spend on various medical sites that solicit physician comments on various topics, and it’s hard to miss the more pervasive mood of dissatisfaction. 751 more words
Since the beginning of 2016, the financial performance of hospitals and health systems in the United States has significantly worsened. This deterioration is striking because it is occurring at the top of an economic cycle with, as yet, no funding cuts from the Republican Congress.The root cause is twofold: a mismatch between organizations’ strategies and actual market demand and a lack of operational discipline. 1,176 more words
John A. Carranza “What I have written on the cholera was commenced in the form of a letter to a medical friend. As I proceeded, my observations spread over a much greater space than I had anticipated, and I resolved to publish them.” … 846 more words
The Opioid epidemic is real. last year nearly 35,000 people died from overdoses of the drugs. No one denies that the issue must be addressed. It is a national tragedy. 1,829 more words