Being your own health care advocate - how to make the most of every doctor visit
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Nov 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently an Everyday Health article http://www.everydayhealth * noted: “Prevention is key to staying healthy at every age, so it’s important to get the routine health care you need. It might feel a...
Doctors Hesitate To Ask Heart Patients About End-Of-Life Plans
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently an NPR story http://www.npr.org * noted: “Of the 5 million Americans with failing hearts, about half of them will die within five years of getting diagnosed. Given the odds, it seems that ...
The Path of Least [Antibiotic] Resistance
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Brookings Institution article http://www.brookings.edu * noted: “While antibiotics are necessary and crucial for treating bacterial infections, their misuse over time has contributed to ...
Hospitals Put Pharmacists In the ER To Cut Medication Errors
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Nov 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently an NPR story http://www.npr.org/ * noted: “In the emergency department at Children's Medical Center in Dallas, pharmacists who specialize in emergency medicine review each medication to ma...
The Joint Commission New Speak Up™ Infographic on Anesthesia and Sedation Safety
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Nov 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Joint Commission release http://www.jointcommission.org* noted: “Nearly 40 million anesthetics are administered annually in the United States. To raise awareness of the risks of anesthes...
Reduce Costs With Selective Pre-Op Testing
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Nov 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently an Anesthesiology News article http://www.anesthesiologynews.com * noted “Routine preanesthetic tests cost more than $60 billion every year, but far fewer than 1% reveal pertinent abnormal...
Revolving Doors at Hospitals
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a New York Times article http://well.blogs.nytimes.com * noted: “Everyone on the ward fell hard for the patient in the room at the end of the hall. Her roommate was loud, demanding and a c...
Insurers Fill Gaps in Health-Law Plans
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Nov 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Wall Street Journal article http://online.wsj.com/ * noted “Health insurers in several states are adding to the choices of doctors and hospitals in their health-law plans amid concerns a...
Health-Care Providers Want Patients to Read Medical Records, Spot Errors
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Nov 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Wall Street Journal Article http://online.wsj.com * noted: “The aim is to move patients and doctors into a relationship of "shared accountability. Health-care providers are giving patien...
Lowering insurance premiums using “narrow networks”
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Nov 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Becker Hospital Review article http://www.beckershospitalreview.com * noted: “Looking to appeal to consumers with lower premium prices, some health insurers selling policies through the ...