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Victory for Missouri Patients

August 1, 2012

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Jefferson City, MO – Yesterday, the state Supreme Court struck down a 2005 ruling which capped punitive damages awarded to victims of preventable medical harm at $350,000. Read the full story here by Blythe Bernhard and Virginia Young of the St. Louis Post Dispatch. I’ feel as though I’m wading into a pond full of […]

USA: Healthcare Snapshot from The Commonwealth Fund

March 19, 2012

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Big new analysis out this morning looking at the wide range of health services and outcomes across the US. This report is a project of The Commonwealth Fund and I’m linking you to Modern Healthcare’s coverage of its release.   Pet Peeve: The Commonwealth Fund clearly states that they timed the release of this report […]

USA: Patient Data Warning You Should Read

March 6, 2012

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Everyone is aware of identity theft these days. But did you know that one of the simplest ways for theves to get your private identifying information is through your health providers? The US government is pushing the use of electronic patient data systems. However,  they are filled with problems – technology incompatability, contant need to […]

USA: What Does “Hospital Clean” Really Mean?

February 22, 2012

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USA: HAI’s (hospital acquired infections) have reached epidemic proportions in our nation’s hospitals. FYI: the term hospital acquired infections annoyed hospital executives, who successfully petitioned goverment agencies to water the term down to “healthcare associated infections.” As I’ve stated repeatedly, hosptials are the major source for this horrific and unnecessary filth-born plague so I continue […]

MO: Cox Health Brain Lab Tragedy Update

February 18, 2012

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Springfield, MO – The local Springfield News-Leader ran this story today regarding the legal aftermath of the Cox Health Brain Lab Overradiation scandal that rocked this community two years ago. Some 27 of 66 cases filed have been settled; the others are a work in progress. Naturally, no details have been released; a gag order […]

Anthem Blue Cross Is On the Right Track

February 15, 2012

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This story is such a rarity I just had to call your attention to it. First, I’m used to reading bad healthcare news coming out Las Vegas, not something positive. Second, I’m not in the habit of praising insurance companies because, frankly, they’re a big part of what’s wrong with today’s industrial healthcare. However, this morning […]

USA: Antibiotic Overuse in Kids

November 16, 2011

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USA: You’ve probably already seen a version of this report, or heard someone talking about it on your preferred news outlet. The subject: Antibiotic overuse in children. The latest issue of Pediatrics ran the results of a study conducted by Dr. Adam Welsh and a team of researchers from the University of Utah. They revealed that […]