Choose the Right Horse

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“For a good horse to put in a good performance, a good jockey is essential. But a good jockey can’t do much for a poor horse.”   Charles H. Wheeler Twenty-one percent of care delivered in the healthcare system today is unnecessary. Two million patients obtain infections in the hospital setting- infections that they didn’t… Continue reading Choose the Right Horse

Right Care

The best reward that I could get as a physician is if my patient was on 6 medications, and after six months I was able to bring them down to 5, 4, or maybe even 3 medications instead. That would be a reward for me and is what should be our target of focus as… Continue reading Right Care

Zero Tolerance For Medical Errors

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Imagine a fully-occupied Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet crashing every night and killing all passengers on board.   As horrifying as this sounds, that number is equivalent to the number of deaths caused each day by medical error. What’s even more disappointing about these statistics is that the healthcare industry doesn’t acknowledge that they even exist.… Continue reading Zero Tolerance For Medical Errors

Autopsy of An Autospsy Report

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We have all reviewed death certificates and autopsy reports. We often look at these reports and see the cause of death, and we think the answer is clear.   This is a common misconception For example, the reports typically state the cause of death was heart failure, cardiac arrest, aneurysm. But how many times have… Continue reading Autopsy of An Autospsy Report