Tag Archives: hospital complications

Smartphone App Allows COPD Patients to Individualize Their Care.

Health-care technology advocates have long been preaching about the potential of smartphones and other types of disruptive technology to improve health-care delivery. We in organized medicine have been slow to answer the call. Studies that showcase the ability of these … Continue reading

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The Daily Docblock: Antibiotic Edition

   I tried to get IV Bactrim last week, to treat MRSA. Pharmacist called, not on formulary. Bummer :(. According to the IDSA guidelines, I could use clinda, but then there’s the increased risk of C. dif. . .

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What Do Hospital Staff and School Children Have in Common?

The answer is of course, that they make too much noise. Unfortunately imploring them to be quiet rarely results in the desired response, and I’m told that telling people to shut up is not acceptable behavior in polite society (damn … Continue reading

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Holy Profit Medical Center Named Top One Hundred (Thousand) Hospital.

“Holy Profit Medical Center” is a series of fake, satirical press releases and news articles from an imaginary hospital. . .  Holy Profit Medical Center is proud to announce that it has been named to the prestigious list of “Top One-Hundred (thousand)” Hospitals in … Continue reading

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Christmas Song

Our Gift to You: The 12 Days of Hospitalization  To be sung to the tune of The 12 Days of Christmas. . .   On the first day at hospital my doctor gave to me, a CT to rule out … Continue reading

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