After caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, the only American to die from Ebola, many nurses at the Dallas hospital ended up sleeping at the facility for three weeks. They were afraid to go home and risk infecting their children. Ebola has forced healthcare workers to make difficult choices. On the one hand, doctors and nurses […]
There’s a lot of talk about shifting our focus from healthcare to wellness. Great idea. After all, it’s far cheaper to prevent disease rather than treat it. If only it were that simple.
Wellness conjures up visions of youth, spas, and sunshine. Wellness is for the healthy and the privileged. Wellness is for the super-fit, all those kale eating triathletes Silicon Valley millionaires looking to optimize their health.
Drive-By’s are happening every day in Rural America. In this case, it’s the resident driving by their local hospital in favor of the city. Viewed as good enough for the sniffles, but not for more serious issues, rural medicine has an image problem. Unfortunately, it’s hard to make a living treating the sniffles. Mixed […]
With most major buying decisions I look to others for advice. Sometimes it’s a friend, occasionally it’s a review, but I like to know what other’s Price x Quality = Value, a the fundamental question for almost every buying decision. You pay a little less, you get less quality. You pay more, you get more. So why […]
The recent Dallas Buyer’s Club told the story of Ron Woodruff, a cowboy infected with the AIDS virus early in the epidemic. The story revolved around his inability to get access to drugs based on FDA safety requirements. Whenever a new drug, device or procedure is introduced, the question is asked- does this benefit the patient or […]