Tag Archives: care

Fact-checking – by itself – is inherently flawed on health care topics

Fact-checking has become one of the buzziest buzzwords in journalism. There are more than 100 fact-checking projects around the world. It’s been trotted out to counter alleged “fake” news.  And to monitor the accuracy of political leaders who stretch the boundaries of believability. April 2 has been proclaimed International Fact-Checking Day. Indeed, genuine fact-checking may play an important… Read More »

Viewpoints: Lessons On The Dangers Of Not Responding To Social Justice Issues In Health Care; Everyone Can Get Around Fraud, Take Advantage Of Crowdfunding

Editorial pages focus on the health care topics and others. Stat: Why It’s A Mistake For Medical Schools To Ignore Social Justice During my first days as a supervising resident physician at a large urban hospital, two questions were constantly on my mind, the key drivers of any medical decisions that I would make: How… Read More »

Groupons For Medical Treatment? Welcome To Today’s U.S. Health Care – Kaiser Health News

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free (details). Emory University medical fellow Dr. Nicole Herbst was shocked when she saw three patients who came in with abnormal results from chest CT scans they had bought on Groupon. Yes, Groupon — the online coupon mecca that also sells discounted fitness… Read More »