Med Society: 41% percent of Massachusetts docs support single payer

The Massachusetts Medical Society is out with its annual survey of doctors. It's full of information about the ongoing shortage of primary care docs and select specialists. No surprise. What is unexpected  is the growing support among state docs for a single-payer system -- 41 percent, up from 34 percent last year. Opinions of U.S. Health Care System … Continue reading Med Society: 41% percent of Massachusetts docs support single payer

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NYTimes on “Small Fixes” for global health problems

The entire New York Times "Science" section is dedicated "low-cost innovations that are making a big difference"  in solving global health problems. It's a great topic and a nice package including longer stories and sidebars on individual projects, like a biodegradable, single-use toilet called the PeePoo.  Don't laugh. As this story and others point out, 40 percent … Continue reading NYTimes on “Small Fixes” for global health problems

No comment from Boston for story on the business of #children’s #hosptials #hcr #pediatrics

  Kaiser Health News and McClatchy newpapers offer a big take out on the rise of the mega-childrens hospitals. Comment from Children's Boston: None. From their humble origins more than a century ago, many of the nation’s biggest and best known children’s hospitals today are health care juggernauts with sprawling medical centers and suburban satellites, … Continue reading No comment from Boston for story on the business of #children’s #hosptials #hcr #pediatrics

Commonhealth on new books re: reform, medical decisions #hcr #hcr2

WBUR's Commonhealth offers two item linked to new books. The Q & A with Dr.Pamela Hartzband and her husband Jerome Groopman comes with the publication of  Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right for You. And, HSPH prof John McDonough offers these thoughts from his new book Inside National Health Reform. "The law … Continue reading Commonhealth on new books re: reform, medical decisions #hcr #hcr2

Children’s Boston: Preschool flu shots cut ER vistis

The study compared 2-4 year olds in Montreal to kids at Children’s in Boston Canadian Medical Journal The divergence in influenza rates among children in the US and Canadian sample populations after institution of the US policy to vaccinate children two to four years of age is evidence that the recommendation of the US Advisory … Continue reading Children’s Boston: Preschool flu shots cut ER vistis

Essay contest: Cost awareness in medicine

Doc-run group seeks scribes:   COSTS OF CARE PARTNERS with HEALTH LUMINARIES for 2011 ESSAY CONTEST Costs of Care, a physician-run nonprofit based in Boston, has launched its second annual national healthcare essay contest, with the goal of expanding the public discourse on the role of doctors, nurses, and other care providers in controlling healthcare costs.  … Continue reading Essay contest: Cost awareness in medicine

#Science in the news and wonks on the web #health #boston

Check out this week's Health Wonk Review, hosted by Boston's own David Williams at the Health Business blog. The digest of blog posts offers opinion, reporting, and more on ACOs, HIT, NBC, the PPACA, ALEC, CMS and the GDP. Your typical discussion of health policy -- an acronym fest Then, check out Science in the News, a great series … Continue reading #Science in the news and wonks on the web #health #boston