Top 5 Responsibilities the Physician and Patient Have to Each Other

If you’ve ever been in a hospital, you may have noticed placards or posters that talk about the hospital’s responsibility to the patient and the patient’s responsibilities while at the hospital. Most of these center around treating the patient with respect and privacy and conversely with the patient treating the hospital and its employees with […]

Glazed Donut Sandwich with Bacon and a Fried Egg

If you’ve been reading my blog over time, you’ll notice that aside from plastic surgery, I touch on topics related to health care in general and the economics of health care. Specifically, I’m interested in how to reduce the costs of medicine through free market forces to drive down costs, i.e., competition and price transparency. […]

Doctors Taking ER Call: A Dying Breed

In the future, if you go to an emergency room and you have a problem that requires a specialist – like a brain surgeon, orthopedic surgeon or plastic surgeon – you may have difficulty finding a specialist to see you during your ER visit, even if you have insurance. According to the Medical Group Management […]

What Hospital’s Charge vs What They Get Paid: A Health Care Blame Game

A recent article by the Washington Post found here, discusses a new era in price transparency at first glance. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Federal agency that pays hospitals and doctors for services rendered to patients, released the prices that hospitals charge for the 100 most common inpatient procedures. The idea is to […]

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