Tag: hospitalists

Twenty Years of Change and the “View from the Box”

December 23rd, 2011
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Once, a really long time ago, before blogs if you can conceive of such a time, I embarked on a part-time writing career. My subject matter was the parade of frailty, the courage and the just plain bizarre that were to be found daily – hourly – in the ER. My first collection of essays […]

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Posted in Life in the ER

Doctors are Ready to Cut Costs – But Are Patients?

November 28th, 2011
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USA Today this week published another story on the continuing theme of innovative health systems and physician leaders who are finding big cost savings while providing better patient care. I know most if not all physicians are interested in providing more cost-effective care, but a recent encounter in the ER led me to wonder whether […]

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Posted in Future of Healthcare, Life in the ER