Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us Jun24

Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us

Share Corrections Appended: February 26 and March 12, 2013 1. Routine Care, Unforgettable Bills When Sean Recchi, a 42-year-old from Lancaster, Ohio, was told last March that he had...

Medicare’s Transitional Care Payment — A Step toward the Medical Home Jun24

Medicare’s Transitional Care Payment — A Step toward the Medical Home

Medicare’s Transitional Care Payment — A Step toward the Medical Home — NEJM“” The US medicare funders have acted to shift more funding to primary care. They...

The Impact of Primary Care: A Focused Review Jun24

The Impact of Primary Care: A Focused Review

In this focused review paper, Leiyu Shi of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. aims to identify research evidence on the value of primary care both in the USA and...

Tools for Practice Jun24

Tools for Practice

My favourite podcast is the Therapeutics Education Collaboration Mike Allan is part of the podcast team, and is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta, He leads a…

Angelina Jolie has had a double mastectomy, so what is BRCA1? Jun24

Angelina Jolie has had a double mastectomy, so what is BRCA1?

American actress Angelina Jolie has had a double mastectomy because she carries the faulty gene BRCA1. EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA Actress Angelina Jolie has today written an op-ed in the New York...

Healing the Overwhelmed Physician Jun24

Healing the Overwhelmed Physician

BOSTON — DURING an 1817 visit to Florence, the French author Marie-Henri Beyle, known by the pen name Stendhal, was seized by palpitations, dizziness and a feeling of being overwhelmed by...

Doctor, your patient will see you now Jun24

Doctor, your patient will see you now

Image by opensource.com If doctors can't be as accessible and transparent as the tablet or smartphone that l

Prickly Painkiller Jun24

Prickly Painkiller

Although medicine has advanced far enough to treat basic headaches, strained muscles and the agony of having a cavity filled, inflammatory pain—the kind that results from osteoarthritis, bone…