Why academic medical centers do poorly on quality report cards.
Why corruption may save lives.
Exercise does seem to contribute to waist-tightening, provided that the amount of exercise is neither too little nor, more strikingly, too much.
Every year, an estimated 4,000 cases of items left in the patient’s body after surgery, and the vast majority are gauzelike sponges used to soak up blood.
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I found the first article very interesting. It seems the academic medical centers have the same problem universities have: they are staffed with people who are too actuely aware that their position is dependant on research and grants, rather than what we might consider their true job, medical care and teaching.
The last article was terrifying. How is such an antiquated system of accountability during surgery still around? Especially when there are cheap alternatives.
Academic medical centers are placed to teach… How can you hold a bunch of intern to standards that doctors of higher experiences have gained and are able to bring to hospitals?
As for the first article, my opinion parallels most of those who commented on the linked article and that is that from personal experience, I have a strong preference towards academic hospitals over private community ones. My quality of care has been better, the environment cleaner and more modernized, the staff more knowledgeable and attentive…I could go on and on. I don’t know if their ratings systems have deteriorated since going from JCAHO to TJC, but I don’t agree.
As for the second article, if corruption is to act for money or personal gain, how are these leaders/dictators not corrupt? Are the harems of prostitutes, power, gold-plated palaces just for fun? I’d call abuse of power for your own gain to be corruption. Either at first glance I’m missing the deeper point or this is just not worth my time.
Because when your goal is mass murder, corruption saves lives.
Yes, go tell this to all of those in the mass graves located in Bosnia, Iraq, Cambodia, Syria… Then go to Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan and let them know that they should be joyful of the corruption in their government.
On the third article, this was my objection from the moment I read the parameters of the study. I’m glad they noted it in the end.
The study also was short-term, and the results might shift over the course of, say, a year of continued exercise, Rosenkilde said. The men working out for 60 minutes were, after all, packing on some muscle, while the 30-minute exercisers were not. That extra muscle offset some of the vigorous exercisers’ weight loss in the short term — they sloughed off fat but added muscle, decreasing their net loss — but over the longer term it could amp up their metabolism, aiding in weight control.
Radiopaque gauze and sponges have both been around since the 40s. Don’t know why there hasn’t been more diligence with scanning…
It found that exercise does seem to contribute to waist-tightening, provided that the amount of exercise is neither too little nor, more strikingly, too much.
Too little or too much of anything is just as bad. People just need to find the right amount of exercise that fits them well. What may work for you may not work for me.
I’m not sure which part about this article is worst: If “Corruption leads you to take the easy way out, to compromise, to go along to get along,”, or “Corruption isn’t a poison that makes everything worse. It’s a diluting agent like water”, or “Corruption makes good policies less good, and evil policies less evil”…or how about…hmmmm…the whole entire article!?! Bryan Caplan has got to be kidding here. If anybody ever considers corruption to be any good, under ANY circumstances, then they have surely lost it.
“Why Corruption May Save Lives”
Thats a headline I didnt expect to see.
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