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:

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.

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Monday, October 22, 2007 - 11:36am

I'm usually pretty selective about when I become a bonehead -- rabidly rooting for the Yankees, for example.

But I felt reasonable intelligent the other day on a visit to my orthopod -- sorry, orthopedic surgeon -- to get an MRI interpreted on my banged-up knee (see my August 21 posting, "Of golf, kneecaps and a trip to the Clovis ED").  I figured he'd find something and suggest I get 'scoped -- sorry, have arthroscopic, outpatient surgery.

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Friday, October 19, 2007 - 9:19am

OK, it's a teaser headline, but I promise to deliver at the end of this posting of odds and ends in health care.

Item: Not only is there a drought in Georgia, the money is drying up too. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Grady Memorial Hospital is closing its outpatient dialysis center. The story doesn't say how many patients the center treats, only that the clinic is overworked, understaffed and largely serving uninsured people.

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Monday, October 15, 2007 - 11:53am

Sometimes it's how you say something -- using a metaphor, an analogy, an anecdote -- that really makes the message have some impact.

The presentation was titled, "Patient Safety: Getting Sustainable Improvement."  Oh, boy. Another Power Point by a government wonk, giving yet another reason to ditch part of a Hospital Council conference and instead stroll the Monterey shoreline.