Category Archives: Health care

2011: was the year that…


Lancet, Volume 378, Issue 9809, Pages 2062 – 2063, 17 December 2011 <> doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(11)61889-8Cite or Link Using DOI 2011: was the year that… This year had a heady mix of health reforms, revolutions, groundbreaking research in HIV and spinal cord medicine, … Continue reading

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En epocas de ajustes……alguien entenderà esto ?


Image via Wikipedia The Savings Illusion — Why Clinical Quality Improvement Fails to Deliver Bottom-Line Results Stephen S. Rauh, M.B.A., C.F.A., Eric B. Wadsworth, Ph.D., C.P.A., William B. Weeks, M.D., M.B.A., and James N. Weinstein, D.O. December 14, 2011 (10.1056/NEJMp1111662) … Continue reading

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Why hospitals and physicians should get serious about patient-centered care


Image via Wikipedia Source: Kevin MD by STEVE WILKINS, MPH  Health care professionals are a cynical lot.   We joke about the “fad or buzzword of the month,” usually some vague concept heralded by the powers on high.   Our job is … Continue reading

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Top ten medical blogs


Image via Wikipedia Source: Medical Island Of course, the post deals only with english written blogs.   Blogging has of late become a regular past-time among various professionals and the medical profession is no exception. Medical Blogging requires serious consideration … Continue reading

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The New Language of Medicine


Pamela Hartzband, M.D., and Jerome Groopman, M.D. N Engl J Med 2011; 365:1372-1373October 13, 2011 During our first year of medical school, we spent countless hours learning new words, memorizing vocabulary as if we were studying a foreign language. We … Continue reading

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Do statins have a role in primary prevention? An update


Submitted by Therapeutics Initiative on Fri, 09/17/2010 – 12:18 Therapeutics Letter Therapeutics Letter 77: March – April 2010 Click here to download a printable version of this Therapeutics Letter in Adobe Acrobat PDF format (578 KB). Therapeutics Letter #48 (April-June 2003)1 concluded that “statins … Continue reading

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In Memorian: JH´s Dean for Barbara Starfield


Image via WikipediaMessage from the Dean Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Dear colleagues, I have very sad news. Barbara Starfield, professor of Health Policy and Management, died Friday evening of an apparent heart attack while swimming-an activity that … Continue reading

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