Monthly Archives: January 2013

Up to 98,000 patients die each year in the hospital as a result of preventable medical errors

A recent report published in JAMA revealed some harrowing facts about the failure of our strained hospital system.  Payment controls and other regulations are causing physician workloads to exceed safe levels which results in the death of patients. The hospitalist … Continue reading

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We Didn’t Mean Us!

In this weekend’s January 19-20, 2013 Wall Street Journal page A3 is a piece titled “Health Law Pinches Colleges”.  This article poignantly demonstrates the law of unforeseen consequences.  It further vindicates my prior warnings that America can’t afford the Patient … Continue reading

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A Letter to the Country from an Emergency Physician

I would like to share this very heartfelt letter by emergency room physician Dr. Jacobson with my readers.  The article addresses many healthcare issues that face Americans.  The article describes how ER patients suffering from simple problems demand to be … Continue reading

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