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Would you get a $485 MRI exam?

As I have written before and even before that, while there may be things we can do to reduce the cost of health care without sacrificing quality, unleashing the free market, ... While our healthcare system can do a much better job providing information
December 2019

Retooled CMS ratings may inspire hospitals' improvement

The site has been around for three years, providing data on 26 quality and outcome measures like mortality rates and heart attack treatment. ... It has helped hospitals a great deal in having an added reason for following measures of quality and
May 2008

The skullcap feud

accessible free of charge to everyone, particularly when the guideline impacts patient safety. ... Michael B. Edmond, MD, FACP, is a hospital epidemiologist in Iowa City, IA, with a focus on improving the quality and safety of health care, and sees
December 2019

The power of habit

While on the infectious disease consult service last week, I walked out of a patient's room, and wiped down my stethescope. ... Michael B. Edmond, MD, FACP, is a hospital epidemiologist in Iowa City, IA, with a focus on improving the quality and safety
December 2019

Let's degown for good

And this results in the generation of 49 million pounds of garbage yearly. ... In lean thinking, that's a lot ofMichael B. Edmond, MD, FACP, is a hospital epidemiologist in Iowa City, IA, with a focus on improving the quality and safety of health
December 2019

The smoldering dumpster for The Match and infectious disease

for training and employment. If international medical graduate numbers fall, the dumpster fire will rage anew. ... The strong anti-regulatory mood of the current administration, along with increases in the uninsured population, could reduce incentives
December 2019

Direct to consumer genetic testing and Oprah

How are DTC genetic tests regulated for quality and safety? These are some of the questions that I asked myself as I quickly scanned my patient's test results. ... led initiatives to improve the quality of care for patients with diabetes.
December 2019

It's time to establish order amid this hospital medicine chaos

Moreover, it’s also dangerous for patients. At a time of increased focus on quality and safety, the hospital medicine doctor needs to work in an environment that affords time for ... His other clinical interests include quality improvement, hospital
December 2019

Why primary care is the future of health care

In their Primary Care for the 21st Century, a personal physician coordinates with other health care providers within a patient centered medical home model of care, where quality and safety are ... A large segment of our country is currently uninsured or
December 2019

How to start an NP/PA program

It may free up some of the physician's time to use in some committee work, [quality improvement] work, and other activities,” she said. ... Performance measurement options include quality and safety metrics, length of stay, readmissions, and patient
May 2019

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