“Many medical ethicists frown on the practice of doctors accepting money from drugmakers -- arguing they can develop a bias toward one company's drugs and fail to recommend the best possible medications for patients.”
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent Newsday investigation http:// www.newsday.com * “Three Long Island doctors selected to lead a committee that recommends the drugs two Suffolk hospitals stock for patients accepted tens of ...
“ For 7 years, our media watchdog project has established that health care news stories often emphasize or exaggerate potential benefits, minimize or ignore potential harms, and ignore cost issues.”
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Sep 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent JAMA Internal Medicine artcle http://archinte.jamanetwork.com * included the following abstract “From April 16, 2006, through May 30, 2013, a team of reviewers from HealthNewsReview.org, m...
Unnecessary Tests and Procedures In the Health Care System. What Physicians Say About The Problem, the Causes, and the Solutions
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Sep 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent Choosing Wisely article www.choosingwisely.org * noted “Physicians Say Unnecessary Tests and Procedures Are a Serious Problem, and Feel a Responsibility to Address the Issue” “Physicians s...
“Three out of four physicians believe that fellow doctors prescribe an unnecessary test or procedure at least once a week..”
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Sep 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent Kaiser Health News article http://capsules.kaiserhealthnews.org * noted ” The most frequent reasons that physicians order extraneous—and costly—medical care are fears of being sued, impuls...
Grand Rounds a “web-based based service hooks patients up with someone on its roster of 30,000 specialists nationwide vetted by the company. A subset of about 1,000 doctors provides second opinions online within 72 hours.
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Sep 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently Kaiser Health News http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org * noted “Grand Rounds is one of many healthcare startups bringing on-demand, concierge-like services once reserved for the ultra-rich to ...
Hospital Runs Ad for $1,995 Colonoscopies in Sunday Newspaper
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Sep 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent Becker Hospital Review article http://www.beckershospitalreview.com * reported “A hospital in New Hampshire is garnering some attention after it advertised its colonoscopies for a flat rat...
A few states are trying to alleviate their oral health care shortages by allowing the licensing of dental therapists…”
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent USA Today article http://www.usatoday.com * noted “They face strong resistance from dentists.” “In the handful of states where they are legally approved, dental therapists — who generally ...
Tell your doctor about your travel history –
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent Modern Health Care article http://www.modernhealthcare.com * noted ““The key is getting that travel history right up front when you're interviewing the patient and then as soon as you susp...
“Aspirin shouldn't be marketed for primary prevention of heart attack or stroke, the FDA has announced.”
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent NEJM abstract http://www.jwatch.org * noted “ The statement follows the agency's rejection on Friday of Bayer Healthcare's decade-old petition requesting approval of a primary prevention i...
“Women who want to be screened for cervical cancer have just received a new option — and a new quandary”
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Sep 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent New York Times editorial http://www.nytimes.com * noted. “The venerable Pap smear, which has been the only screening tool to look for cancer in asymptomatic women for many decades, now has...