Monday, July 7, 2008
A Taste of the Medical Blogosphere
I had a little time over the weekend to cruise some other websites and see what is on the blogosphere. Here are a few links that will make you laugh, ponder, angry or wish "Why didn't I think of that".
An ER doctor rants about drug seekers on Craigslist (guess he doesn't have a blog...too bad) Years ago I was an ER doc and I totally get it. Don't read this at work or if you hate the "F" word.
Ever get annoyed at parkers who take up two spaces? Don't get angry, get even on this site.
Dr Paul Levy, the blogging CEO at Boston's Deaconess Hospital owns up to the most serious of medial errors: Wrong Site Surgery. Going public is a good thing and it just points to the need for standard protocols that are followed EVERY TIME without fail as I wrote about on Surgical Checklists.
The post about the 77 year old who gave birth to twins made me crazy. Just because we have the technology to do something, doesn't mean we should do it.
If you want to really understand what is happening with Medicare and the 10% cut in physician reimbursement, read what The Happy Hospitalist has to say. It's long and wordy but chuck full of information you won't find anywhere else. It will show you why primary care is gasping its last breath. He says "Let the cuts stand" and that will completely unravel primary care in this Country and force true health care reform.
Gee that was fun.
Posted by Toni Brayer, MD at 8:03 AM