How Greed Makes for Bad Doctors

May 21, 2010 in Health Care "Reform", Health Policy, Medical Ethics by RangelMD

The study of motivation in economic rewards models provides us a framework by which to look at how greed and the drive to maximize profit leads to more expensive and poorer quality health care.

The Dangers of Anti-Acid Therapy

May 19, 2010 in Medicine by RangelMD

There have been concerns about long term acid suppressive therapy. But until recently there has not been much hard data on the risks. That has now changed.

Did the Smallpox Vaccine Slow the Spread of HIV?

May 18, 2010 in Medicine by RangelMD

This is the opposite of the anti-MMR vaccine crowd. Not the least of which is because it is plausible.

The Future of Primary Care Compensation?

May 17, 2010 in Health Care "Reform", Medicine by RangelMD

Paying primary care physicians per patient visit and per office service is really, basically, very stupid.

Sex Sells CPR

May 14, 2010 in Medicine by RangelMD

Best CPR training video evar.
Teaches CPR (kind of) in a way you won’t forget.

Even Patients are Marginalizing Primary Care

May 13, 2010 in Health Policy by RangelMD

Patients take their cues from the current system where primary care providers are seen as little more than purposeless “gatekeepers”.

Shaken But Not Spermed

May 12, 2010 in Medicine by RangelMD

A new method to shake the little bastards to death.

Nurse Practitioners and the “Art of Medicine”

May 11, 2010 in Health Policy, Medicine by RangelMD

Do nurse practitioners have the training and experience to understand and apply the “art” of medicine in their practices?

Texas Border Health Sucks

May 10, 2010 in Health Policy by RangelMD

A 2009 survey of 353,000 American adults from 187 metro areas asked 13 questions about basic access to health care and healthy lifestyles.

Three Cheaper Alternatives to Expensive Tests.

May 7, 2010 in Health Policy, Medicine by RangelMD

These three simple tests could save money and improve health care quality but, as usual, they are not covered by insurance.