Patients gone wild. Also, a perfect example of why doctors shouldn’t play security guard. Iowa man attempts to leave emergency department, doctor doesn’t allow him to do so. Patient then slams doctor against wall and puts doctor into a choke hold before being pulled off and restrained.
Who gets paid to study this stuff? “Researchers” find that number of ED visits for pubic hair grooming injuries is on the rise. I had a couple of snarky comments, but I’ll have to leave those to you all.
Possible hope in battling drug-resistant superbugs? Scientists discover how to manipulate genes in bacteria to prevent bacteria from effectively eliminating waste. Waste then builds up and makes the bacteria more susceptible to antibiotics.
Cook County, IL pays $20 million settlement to family of child who was “overly sedated” at county hospital then suffered heart attack and stopped breathing when left alone in recovery room after outpatient testicle surgery.
Can you imagine working for more than 10% of your career with a lawsuit hanging over your head? If not, don’t become a doctor. Study in Health Affairs shows that the average physician spends more than 50 months of his or her career with an open malpractice claim. Neurosurgeons spend 27% of their careers fighting malpractice suits. Emergency physicians spend 12.8% of their careers with a malpractice claim.
Dr. Ben Carson comes up with some good ideas for changing health care. A health savings account that can be passed on to future generations? Not bad. Not bad at all.
Purdue University typhoid fever scare after cafeteria worker travels internationally then returns home and goes back to work. Symptoms of typhoid fever, caused by salmonella typhi, include a high fever (obviously), rash, and profuse diarrhea.
Remember Typhoid Mary? Now it’s the Typhoid Boilermaker.
All about the RUC and how its secretive meetings determine how much you pay for health care … and indirectly determine whether health care will be available to you in the future.
Changes to the UN-Affordable Care Act make it more likely that your employer won’t provide you with health insurance. But remember … “If you’re one of the more than 250 million Americans who already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance. This law will only make it more secure and more affordable.”
More fallout from the UN-Affordable Care Act. New food labeling rules imposed in the law expected to cost grocery stores more than $1 billion per year. Grocery stores will have to provide labels on unpackaged goods such as items in salad bars. If grocers get the labeling wrong, their counsel notes that it is a federal crime subjecting the grocers to … jail time.
Put down that assault crouton and step away from the salad bar, sir.
Maybe they should just throw everyone in jail and get it over with.
How the UN-Affordable Care Act may affect corporations – lots of outsourcing and less employment.
All they need to do is create a billion dollar health care law and things like this wouldn’t happen. British hospitals serving lasagna to patients, DNA testing showed that the meat was mostly from horses, not cows. School kids got the same meals.
And if that wasn’t bad enough, now some of the horse meat may actually be donkey meat.
UK encourages citizens to purchase additional insurance to help pay for health care as they get older. Even though it takes a large proportion of your earnings in taxes throughout your life, your government can’t afford to keep paying for all of your care, you know.
Blaming the victims? Create unfunded mandates forcing private entities to provide services for free, cut payments for providing services, significantly increase red tape associated with payments, create mercenaries that pick through bills and penalize hospitals for overpayments for “unnecessary” care, drive many primary care physicians from practice … then wag your finger at hospitals and bash them in the newspapers for not seeing patients with colds quickly enough.
Missouri Supreme Court strikes down malpractice caps, so legislators propose a bill making it more difficult to prove noneconomic medical malpractice damages.
New strain of whooping cough may be resistant to current vaccine … although researchers noted that the vaccine still seemed to lessen the severity of the disease.