Nuestra Salud / Our Health

amartinez9's picture
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 2:23pm

Imagine esto… usted esta en una fiesta de familia y amigos, y de repente su compadre cae al suelo. Todos corren a su lado. Usted se da cuenta que él no esta respirando. Su primer instinto le dice que la cituación es grave. Usted pide que llamen a una ambulancia. Nerviosos y preocupados, todos estan al lado de su compadre… ¡Si solo hubiera algo que usted pudiera hacer para ayudarlo!


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jtaylor's picture
Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 12:25pm

The prevailing "culture" of academic medicine -- where docs are educated -- is "individualistic, autonomous, scholarly, expert-centered, competitive, focused, high-achieving and hierarchical."


What the culture needs to be is "collaborative, transparent, outcomes-focused, mutually accountable, team-based, service-oriented and patient-centered."


jtaylor's picture
Monday, November 5, 2007 - 12:45pm

Medical schools evidently don't put enough stress on rules of the Geneva Conventions.


A survey of 1,700 students in eight medical schools included the following "yes" or "no" questions, according to a story in the Wall Street Journal. Would you: threaten to inject a detainee with psychotropic drugs, without intending to actually do so? Inject a harmless saline solution into a detainee while saying it was lethal? Kill a detainee with an injection? Six percent said they would do all three; more than 25% said they'd do the first two.


jtaylor's picture
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 11:40am

Sometimes you do whatever you can do.


Two new reports that make you want to throw your hands up.


First, the American Hospital Association finds that the cost of uncompensated care in the United States totaled $31.2 billion in 2006, up from $28.8 billion in 2005 and $21.6 billion in 2000. (More info at www.aha.org )


jtaylor's picture
Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 7:14am

Most of us would flunk Political Trivial Pursuit -- how can you stay abreast of so many presidential candidates and their spoken/written/interpreted views on health care reform?


Now, the Henry J. Kaiser Foundation has created an easy-to-use Website allowing you to compare candidates' proposals side by side:


http://www.health08.org/sidebyside.cfm


Let me know what you think.


jtaylor's picture
Friday, October 26, 2007 - 6:59am

California won't be making headlines when elections occur Nov. 6. Nothing is occurring statewide, so the spotlight moves to six other states where voters will be deliberating some hot-button issues. Of course, that means health care.