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WHO Decision to Recommend Treatment for All with HIV an Easy One — Now Comes the Hard Part • October 1, 2015
In the newspaper today — and yes, we still do get it delivered (some habits die hard) — is this headline: Millions More Need H.I.V. Treatment, W.H.O. Says It’s true — these updated guidelines say that all should be treated soon after diagnosis, regardless of CD4 cell count or whether they have symptoms. Now, a certain non-ID doctor […]
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More Work Hours, More Strokes? • September 25, 2015 • Andrew Ip, MD
Do doctors work too much? Residents would probably say “Yes! I’m burnt out,” and supplement it with some form of “I’d much rather work less.” Outside of residency, the answer may be a mix of yes, no, and maybe. Recently, Lancet published a meta-analysis on work hours and its effect on incident coronary disease and stroke. The study showed that […]
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Podcast 185: A Spirited Discussion on Medicare’s ‘Doc Fix’ Fix for Reimbursement • September 28, 2015
A group of physicians, economists, and medical students gathered on Medstro to talk about Medicare’s solution to the decades-old “doc fix” problem — it’s how you get paid for caring for Medicare patients. The chat was occasioned by an essay in the New England Journal of Medicine by Meredith Rosenthal, an economist and a close observer […]