Tag: health care

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February 22, 2013

Importing Docs

Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

In a National Public Radio story on February 15, economist Dean Baker shared his idea that physicians should be looked at like any other commodity if we want to bring the cost of health care delivery down.

February 21, 2013

Evaluating Ethics Quality: The Time Has Come

Ellen Fox, M.D.

The idea of evaluating ethics quality in health care is not new—but until now, it has proven to be easier said than done.…

February 4, 2013

Physician, Which Patients Will Sue You?

An article in today's American Medical News reviews what types of patients are more lawsuit prone.  And it offers some strategies for addressing legally risky patients.   One risk factor identified is:  "If people beg for a procedure or...
February 3, 2013

Following Orders: Obedience to Authority Figures in Medicine

When your doctor urges you to do something said to benefit your health, do you obey? If not, why not? This blog thread is about how my visitors feel about following orders from those who might be considered as "authority figures in medicine". What foll...
January 18, 2013

Nasty, Brutish & Short

Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

In the Leviathan, Thomas Hobbes said that in the state of nature, life is “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short.” While Hobbes was describing a world without a government, he might as well have been describing the state of health in the United States in 2013.…

December 21, 2012

Health Care Along the Fiscal Cliff

Craig M. Klugman, Ph.D.

One of the biggest stories in the news as this year ends is that of the U.S.…

Published Articles (13)

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 14 Issue 2 - Feb 2014

Ethical Review of Health Systems Research in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Conceptual Exploration Adnan A. Hyder, Abbas Rattani, Carleigh Krubiner, Abdulgafoor M. Bachani & Nhan T. Tran

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 14 Issue 2 - Feb 2014

Connecting Health Systems Research Ethics to a Broader Health Equity Agenda Bridget Pratt

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 13 Issue 8 - Aug 2013

Treating Patients as Persons: A Capabilities Approach to Support Delivery of Person-Centered Care Vikki A. Entwistle & Ian S. Watt

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 13 Issue 8 - Aug 2013

Global Aging and the Allocation of Health Care Across the Life Span Norman Daniels

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 12 Issue 12 - Dec 2012

The Morality of Saved Lives Rajaie Batniji & Paul H. Wise

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 8 Issue 3 - Mar 2008

Review of Regina Herzlinger. Who Killed Health Care? America's $2 Trillion Medical Problem?and the Consumer-Driven Cure.

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 8 Issue 4 - Apr 2008

Review of Regina Herzlinger. Who Killed Health Care? America's $2 Trillion Medical Problem?and the Consumer-Driven Cure.

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 6 Issue 1 - Jan 2006

A Review of:?Susan Merrill Squier. 2004. Liminal Lives: Imagining the Human at the Frontiers of Biomedicine?

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 5 Issue 2 - Mar 2005

Review of: ?Jerome P. Kassirer. 2004. On the Take: How Medicine's Complicity with Big Business Can Endanger Your Health?

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 4 Issue 3 - Sep 2004

A Response to Commentators on ?Improving Fairness in Coverage Decisions: Performance Expectations for Quality Improvement?

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News (43)

March 3, 2014 4:08 pm

Women Still Left Out of Medical Research: Report

Two decades after the passage of a landmark law mandating that women be represented in government-funded medical research, a new report reveals that the world of science is still ignoring women’s unique health issues far more than it should.

February 28, 2014 4:00 pm

Nurse Education, Workload Impact Patient Post-Op Mortality

Nurse staffing and education are associated with in-hospital mortality after common surgical procedures, according to a study published online Feb. 26 in The Lancet.

February 20, 2014 5:45 pm

Insured patients are often not transferred for better care, study finds

Patients with insurance may not be transferred to specialized trauma centers as quickly as those without, a Stanford study has found.

February 12, 2014 4:02 pm

Vast Study Casts Doubts on Value of Mammograms

One of the largest and most meticulous studies of mammography ever done, involving 90,000 women and lasting a quarter-century, has added powerful new doubts about the value of the screening test for women of any age.

February 10, 2014 6:44 pm

Teen Pregnancy Rates Much Higher for Girls With Serious Mental Illness: Study

Teenage girls diagnosed with major mental illness are much more likely to give birth, suggesting such girls should become a special target for anti-pregnancy efforts.

February 5, 2014 6:30 pm

New rule allows patients to get test results directly from labs, without doctors’ clearance

Patients may obtain their test results directly from the laboratory that produced them, without having to go through their doctors.

January 16, 2014 6:38 pm

Support for nation's emergency medical care gets D-plus

Sorry, America: Support for emergency care patients barely receives a passing grade and needs extra help, according to a new report.

November 14, 2013 2:06 pm

Medscape Medical News New Obesity Guidelines: Authoritative 'Roadmap' to Treatment

Only the second-ever set of US National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) guidelines on the management of overweight and obesity — and the first in 15 years — have been issued today.

October 18, 2013 3:06 pm

Salt guidelines raised to 2,000mg per day as Canadian experts cite existing targets as ‘not feasible’

A group that advises doctors on how to best help patients prevent high blood pressure is shaking up its advice on the amount of sodium Canadians should get in their diets.


October 3, 2013 6:38 pm

Brain problems can linger months after ICU stay

Critically-ill people who end up spending days in an intensive care unit (ICU) often develop thinking and memory problems, according to a new study.

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