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

End of Life Care Discussions with our Patients:  Are Doctors Ready?

Medicare is now reimbursing end of life care in the form of advance care planning.  The question is: are doctors ready to have serious end of life conversations with their patients? A recent poll commissioned by The John… 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