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11/27/2017

New Raymond Chandler Story Eloquently Criticizes Patients as Dollars

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

This year has been a challenging one in the debate over what a U.S. health care system should look like. Front and center in this discussion sits the question of how do we pay for our health care—mandatory private insurance, single-payer, or free market approaches have all been touted and disparaged. This controversy is not new as laid out in a newly discovered Raymond Chandler short story. Chandler wrote “It’s all right—He only died” sometime between 1956 and 1958 after he had moved from the UK to California. The short piece was found in Chandler’s archives at the Oxford Bodleian Library.…

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11/27/2017

The Life-Expectancy Gap in One Depressing Picture

Here, from the Financial Times, is a picture showing that the lower your income, the less increase you’ve gotten in life-expectancy the last four decades: Income inequality is one of the largest human problems of this century.

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11/26/2017

Virginia Considers Amending Medical Futility Statute

Last week, the Virginia Joint Commission on Health Care outlined policy options for the 2018 General Assembly Session. Among the eight staff reports was one on medical futility conflicts. A proposed amendment to the Virginia Code would clarify that...

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11/26/2017

Virginia Considers Amending Medical Futility Statute

Last week, the Virginia Joint Commission on Health Care outlined policy options for the 2018 General Assembly Session. Among the eight staff reports was one on medical futility conflicts. A proposed amendment to the Virginia Code would clarify that...

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11/25/2017

Patient Decision Aids Protect Patients and Reduce Variability

Patient decision aids do more than just provide information. They also guide the patient to identify her values and make treatment decisions congruent with those values. Still, one benefit from the education part of PDAs is that they help assure all p...

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11/25/2017

Patient Decision Aids Protect Patients and Reduce Variability

Patient decision aids do more than just provide information. They also guide the patient to identify her values and make treatment decisions congruent with those values. Still, one benefit from the education part of PDAs is that they help assure all p...

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11/25/2017

Patient Decision Aids Protect Patients and Reduce Variability

Patient decision aids do more than just provide information. They also guide the patient to identify her values and make treatment decisions congruent with those values. Still, one benefit from the education part of PDAs is that they help assure all p...

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11/24/2017

Call For Uniform National Data Collection On Medical Aid-In-Dying

Colorado bioethicists Jean T. Abbott, Jacqueline J. Glover, and Matthew K. Wynia have a Health Affairs piece calling for uniform national data collection on medical aid in dying. They identify inconsistencies and gaps in how data is now being coll...

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11/24/2017

Call For Uniform National Data Collection On Medical Aid-In-Dying

Colorado bioethicists Jean T. Abbott, Jacqueline J. Glover, and Matthew K. Wynia have a Health Affairs piece calling for uniform national data collection on medical aid in dying. They identify inconsistencies and gaps in how data is now being coll...

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11/24/2017

Your Doctor May Spend More Time with a Computer than with You

Shutterstock Medical appointments are getting shorter by the year. Sometimes it feels like doctors have no time to spend with their patients. What’s to blame for these brief clinical interactions? It could be the electronic health record, or EHR. Because … Continue reading

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