May 2024

The Synergy of Clinical and Social Care in the US [PNHP]

The Synergy of Clinical and Social Care in the US [PNHP] The Synergy of Clinical and Social Care in the US by Eric Reinhart, New England Journal of Medicine April 10, 2024   Clinicism is the reduction of health to individualistic biomedical paradigms that overemphasize clinical perspectives and interventions (even though clinical care is estimated […]

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The US Medical Establishment Is Making One of Its Worst Mistakes—Again [The Nation]

The US Medical Establishment Is Making One of Its Worst Mistakes—Again by Eric Reinhard and Mary T. Bassett May 21, 2024   The world’s most influential medical journal has finally confronted its failure to address an unfolding genocide—over 80 years after the fact. Last month, the historians Joelle Abi-Rached and Allan Brandt were invited to

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Marshall Allen, a Tenacious Health Care Journalist, Dies at 52 [ProPublica]

Marshall Allen, a Tenacious Health Care Journalist, Dies at 52 by Michael Grabell May 21, 2024   Marshall Allen, a former ProPublica investigative reporter who relentlessly took on the U.S. health care system and fought for the rights of patients facing unfair medical bills, died Sunday at a hospital in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He

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Revisiting ‘Left Without Being Seen’ Metrics in the ED [MedPage Today]

Revisiting ‘Left Without Being Seen’ Metrics in the ED by Gregory Jasani, MD May 20, 2024   The “left without being seen” (LWBS) metric hangs around the neck of every emergency department (ED). Among the many numbers and metrics that impact our day-to-day work as emergency medicine physicians, few are as important or problematic as

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What’s Driving Healthcare Consolidation? The Answer May Surprise You [MedPage Today]

What’s Driving Healthcare Consolidation? The Answer May Surprise You by Joyce Frieden , Washington Editor, MedPage Today May 21, 2024   WASHINGTON — What is driving consolidation in healthcare? The answer is: consolidation, Erin Fuse Brown, JD, MPH, said Tuesday.   “If all of the other competitors in the market are getting bigger, then in

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California health care minimum wage- New estimates for impacts on workers, patients, and the state budget [UC Berkeley Labor Center]

California health care minimum wage – New estimates for impacts on workers, patients, and the state budget By Laurel Lucia, Enrique Lopezlira and Ken Jacobs February 20, 2024   In October 2023, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 525, which will increase the minimum wage for health care workers to $25 per hour in the coming

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GAZA’S STOLEN HEALERS: Hundreds of Palestinian Doctors Disappeared Into Israeli Detention [The Intercept]

GAZA’S STOLEN HEALERS: Hundreds of Palestinian Doctors Disappeared Into Israeli Detention By Kavitha Chekuru May 24 2024   IT’S BEEN TWO months since Osaid Alser has heard from his cousin, Khaled Al Serr, a surgeon at Nasser Hospital in the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis.   Before late March, they had been in

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Letters to the Editor – Budget deficits are a bad excuse for California to kill single-payer healthcare [LA Times]

Letters to the Editor – Budget deficits are a bad excuse for California to kill single-payer healthcare May 24, 2024   To the editor: Assembly Bill 2200, the California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act, or CalCare, was buried without a public vote in the Assembly Appropriations Committee last week. Politicians who claim to support

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Nurses condemn California Assembly committee for failing to pass CalCare

Nurses condemn California Assembly committee for failing to pass CalCare California Nurses Association May 16, 2024     Despite lawmakers blocking A.B. 2200, nurses will not give up until CalCare guarantees health care as a human right in California.    Sacramento, CA – California Nurses Association members condemned the California State Assembly Appropriations Committee for

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