Monthly Archives: February 2017

MAKING HEALTHCARE DECISIONS ABOUT COMPLEX MATTERS: Raymond Rupert MD, MBA.

Making decisions about healthcare problems is very complex. Patients do not tolerate uncertainty about their health. They can rush to make a decision because it feels better to have reduced uncertainty. This is the need for cognitive closure. With a … Continue reading

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REHAB IS SO 1970’S: Raymond Rupert MD, MBA.

With substance abuse, the traditional approach has been to enter rehab leaving the real world for 28 or more days. Unfortunately, residential rehab, which is the usual approach to treatment, is known to have very high relapse rates and very … Continue reading

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RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DECREASED HEALTHCARE FUNDING & INCREASED DEATHS IN THE UK:

An unprecedented rise in mortality in England and Wales, where 30,000 excess deaths occurred in 2015, is likely to be linked to cuts to the NHS and social care, according to research which has drawn an angry response from the … Continue reading

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PATIENTS ARE SAFER WITH FOREIGN TRAINED DOCTORS: Source: Stat News by Sharon Begley

  Elderly hospitalized patients treated by doctors who graduated from non-US medical schools are slightly less likely to die within 30 days than those treated by graduates of US medical schools, according to a study published Thursday. About 1 in 4 US physicians were born … Continue reading

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