Dr. Evan Levine: How Some Hospitals Fuel a Money-Making Machine
After shoveling snow, a 50 year-old man struggles for breath and tells his wife that it feels as if someone is “sitting on his chest.” Although it is cool inside his home, he is drenched in perspiration. His wife calls 911, and within the hour, the artery–which had abruptly closed due to a blockage, starving his heart of oxygenated blood–is being opened by a cardiologist who has inserted a fine, metallic stent into his coronary artery.
Doctors Think Emergency Room Visits Are Going To Explode Under Obamacare
One of the major selling points of the Affordable Care Act was its theoretical potential to reduce costly emergency room visits, given the law's access to coverage.
Physicians Call For New Approach To Mass Incarceration
With 2.3 million people behind bars and an estimated 10 million Americans cycling in and out of correctional facilities each year, the United States is in the midst of an “epidemic of mass incarceration,” say researchers from the Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights, a collaboration of The Miriam Hospital and Brown University.
Survey: 55% of Physicians Wouldn't Recommend Medicine As Career To Children
Three hundred and fifty physicians from across the United States were asked to share their personal feelings on the current state of medicine in an online national survey conducted by the National College of Physicians (NCP). Here are the results:
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