Central to the case study is the issue of standards and quality of service. Many of us have encountered a system that is not responsive enough to the medical but also non-medical needs of a patient even in some of the best hospitals. Often, there are reports of insufficient quality of careof appointments delayed or missed and laxity in care and treatment, inefficiencies and lack of coordination, and of over-reliance on diagnostics and their excessive
The government's unprecedented release of information about Medicare payments to doctors last week drew national attention, particularly spotlighting individual physicians who collected millions of dollars for treating Medicare patients in 2012.
One Milwaukee eye doctor received more than $8.6 million in Medicare payments, by far the most received by an individual doctor in Wisconsin that year. A Florida doctor topped them all, receiving $20.8 million.
But the information, which disclosed the total amounts of Medicare payments made
Suppose you have a sleeping disorder that results in driving drowsy - wouldn't it be nice if a device could alert you before you crash?
Jonathan Waxman is working on that.
The M.D./Ph.D. candidate has been in the lab studying the effects of sleep deprivation on driving behavior, and what to do about it.
"If you suffer from sleep apnea, during the day you're likely to fall asleep and have cognitive deficits and memory problems," Waxman said.