Monthly Archives: January 2017

SUCCESSFUL SASKATCHEWAN MRI EXPERIMENT IS SHUT DOWN: Raymond Rupert MD, MBA.

Saskatchewan was in the early stages of an experiment involving private-pay health care. ¬†Saskatchewan is where Canadian medicare started. So it is ironic that this is where private healthcare might get its start. Faced with a backlog of people needing … Continue reading

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DRUG RATIONING BY THE NHS NOT IN THE PATIENT’S BEST INTERESTS:

A fifth of new drugs will be rationed under tighter NHS cost-cutting plans, meaning that patients will suffer longer delays for medication. Sufferers of cancer, diabetes and asthma could have to queue for treatment as health chiefs are handed powers … Continue reading

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NHS in crisis as cancer operations cancelled due to lack of beds- The Guardian. Jan 15 2017

Patients with cancer are having their operations cancelled by hospitals with increasing regularity as the NHS winter crisis deepens, the Observer can reveal. In an alarming escalation, the previously unthinkable step of calling off cancer surgery has become more commonplace. … Continue reading

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CAN HEALTHCARE BE GLOBAL? Raymond Rupert

On a recent trip to New York, the food agenda was clearly global. Danish breakfast. French bistro lunch. Italian dining for dinner. Fruit from Chile for snacks. With food, we can take the best of each culinary tradition and move … Continue reading

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GETTING MOLECULAR PROFILING TESTING DONE FOR CANCER: Raymond Rupert MD, MBA.

Personalized and targeted treatments for cancer are based on the molecular profiling of the cancer’s DNA. Each patient’s cancer can be unique. Once the driver mutations in the cancer’s DNA are recognized by the lab tests, then specific cancer drugs … Continue reading

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