Exploring Human Potential

American Health Care’s “Original Sin”

Mike Magee As a young surgeon in rural New England, serving farmers and mountain people on the Massachusetts/Vermont border, my growing interest in health management was fueled by two luminaries – one 90 miles to the north and the other 90 miles to the east. One was fast at work mining Medicare databases to expose […]

Michael Millenson on How To Make Medical Errors Less Profitable.

Michael Millenson’s column in Forbes last week drew attention to the profitability of hospital errors, and attempts to interrupt the perverse cycle. In his words, “…the push for safer care has had much less urgency and been much less far-reaching than it can or should be. Perhaps the latest results of the HHS-hospital partnership herald a new patient safety culture […]

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