John Timmer writes about a new study suggesting better heart outcomes when cardiologists aren’t around. They’re not sure if it’s a staffing thing, holding off procedures until they get back, or extra caution on the part of the remaining doctors.
The visa crackdown could have adverse effects on ruralian healthcare as many of their doctors have visas. A lot of people underestimate the reliance on immigrants in rural hospitals, because we often assume that immigrants wouldn’t be caught dead there, but that’s not the case and it would be better if such programs were expanded rather than contracted.
I was about to say that the pharmaceutical industry needs to stop doing this, but actually it’s the government that needs to stop it.
Thomas Nasca writes about the new residency working hours, and the expected effects. The 2011 requirements were actually better than what my wife had in 2011.
Aaron Carroll reports that for some medication – such as asthma inhalers, we can raise the price without decreasing utilization.
China has revised its organ donation programs, trying to convince the medical world that it has reformed.
As we’re doing with Down Syndrome, are we setting the stage to abort autism out of existence?