[He1] The ship has sailed on continuity of care, I fear, both over there and over here.
[He2] My wife’s last two employers have leaned very heavily on Professional Obligation to keep her working in excess of 60 hours a week and get the family accustomed to her not coming home for days on end (her last couple months resulted in over $1500 in hotel bills because she was too tired to drive home at the end of the day), and while EMR shoulders much of the blame, but physician burnout is ultimately going to do its thing.
[He3] On the other hand, hospitals are facing some really big financial pressures, and have reasons to be pushing physicians as hard as they are. One expects that they will become among the biggest voices pushing for things like…
[He4] Nurses vs the AMA. If the physicians want to handle all of this, they needed to make sure they had the numbers to do so. I am married to a doctor and it took me nine months to establish care. While the role of the AMA and physicians in all of this is exaggerated, whether out of greed or professional pride they have been on the wrong side of this until somewhat recently.
[He5] Ooooh, a successful uterus transplant birth.
[He7] In addition to being grotesque graphically and spiritually, “plain packaging” laws may also be just flat ineffective.
[He8] If there’s a lot of pollution outside, don’t bother exercising.
[He9] Pollution has deleterious effects on job performance. Makes sense. Not good for China.