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Healthcare Econ 101 from SPM’s Nick Dawson

Our fearless leader, Nick Dawson, has a terrific piece up on RVANews.com about the issues around building a children’s hospital in Richmond, Virginia. An excerpt: 100% of healthcare costs are passed onto the public. Most costs seem to be borne by insurance...

Patient POV: Seasons Change

This came over my transom from a friend who works with a major medical school’s digital publishing group. Seems both relevant, and high impact. – Casey  Seasons Change by Candace Barnes i. When I left for the hospital The night was bitter cold, And snow...

#NoMUwithoutME: Primary School Edition

        Created using Bitstrips. Text engine: Up Goer Five, “Can you explain a hard idea using only the ten hundred most used words? It’s not very easy.” Bottom line: When you go to the doctor, any doctor, always ask for your...
Mythbusting, “demanding patient” edition

Mythbusting, “demanding patient” edition

We’d bet good money that anyone who identifies as an e-patient has been led to believe that their desire to participate actively in their medical care marks them as a “demanding patient.” The perception of demanding patients is that they’re...

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