The Unhealthy State of Equal Pay for Women in Medicine Continues

A recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine confirms that women physicians still make less than their male counterparts.  We explored this issue in a previous post, and unfortunately little has changed. The study in JAMA Internal medicine by… Read More

Is Medicine Becoming Doctor vs. Patient?

  Patient waiting time is often explained as a story of doctors versus patients. A Kaiser News Article on the PBS page is a good example: “Dr. Richard J. Baron, president of the American Board of Internal Medicine, said… Read More

What’s the Third Leading Cause of Death in the US?  Medical Error

  According to a recent New York Times article  “If medical error were considered a disease, a new study has found, it would be the third leading cause of death in the United States, behind only heart disease… Read More

Patients and Quality: A Measured Analysis

Austin Frakt, writing in the New York Times on the role that hospital boards can and should play in improving quality at hospitals, references a 2014 JAMA article on non-profit CEO compensation which concludes by explaining that CEO… Read More