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Reduce the Risk of Medication Errors in Long-Term Care Facilities

In last week’s post, we heard about Rose, an elderly woman who experienced dangerous medication errors while at several rehab facilities.  Unfortunately, medication errors in long-term care and/or rehab facilities are common and dangerous. Fortunately, you can reduce the risk of medication errors in long-term care facilities, whether you’re the patient or family member. Choosing […]

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New Trends in Healthcare: Concierge Doctors, Smart Hospitals

This is the 3rd post of my 4-part series on new trends in healthcare. Today’s post focuses on concierge doctors and smart hospitals. To read the other posts in this series: Telehealth and medical scribes Uber vs ambulances, EMT care in your home and tablets for hospital patients Personal tracking devices and digital pills More […]

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Is Doctors’ Stress and Burn-Out Something Patients Should Care About? Yes!

Doctors’ Stress Is Impacting Patient Care The Physicians Foundation just published the results of a 2016 nationwide survey which sought to determine what doctors have to say about the state of the medical profession, including doctors’ stress. A nationwide survey, completed by over 17,200 doctors, shows that doctors have low morale and high stress. Doctors struggle to […]

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Wondering How to Choose the “Best” Hospital? Find out How Doctors Would Choose a Hospital for Their Own Care.

The hospital you choose for your treatment can have a big impact on your health. It can be an overwhelming decision that leaves you wondering how to choose the best hospital. Yes, there are websites with helpful information you can use to compare hospitals, and I suggest that you do so (see a list of […]

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