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

More on Physician Burnout

“Dr. Paul Batalden has frequently stated that “every system is perfectly designed to produce the results it gets,” and health-care systems have been perfectly designed to produce burnout. “ — William Spinelli In the current medical climate, reform and… Read More

Safety Net Hospitals Being Squeezed by Wrong Measures?

Safety net hospitals are having a harder time in the new health care funding landscape- this is not news.  One of new truths is Value Based Purchasing (VBP). VBP promises to reimburse hospitals based on the value of… Read More

The Changing Faces of the Doctors

The results of the 2014 Survey of America’s Physicians: Practice Patterns and Perspectives was recently released by The Physicians Foundation. Some of the key findings of the survey can be confusing unless we examine the changing demographics and… Read More