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America could be better

The shortcomings of the American medical system are well known, at least by conventional wisdom: the United States spends the most on...

Public health complex

Public health is an under appreciated service, with “far more value per dollar than with most other types of health care spending,”...

The Atul Gawande Canon 1998-2018

Atul Gawande, the surgeon and author, and now CEO of the Amazon Berkshire JPM healthcare initiative, assembled a remarkable body of work...

Much of what doctors do is waste

The article cites multiple scientific research studies to demonstrate that physicians do not continually update how they practice...

Top Doc is a joke

Every U.S. city has a local magazine that runs an annual doctor beauty pageant known as Top Doctors. You'd be amazed how much energy goes...

How is Elon Musk's mental health?

Our friends include the usual mix of Musk worshippers - and a few skeptics. Some have asked us, "What do you guys think of Elon Musk's...

Another take of physician burnout

Can we read yet another article on physician burnout? This is not a 21st century phenomenon. Complaints of burnout are reported in the...