I have never been involved in a medical malpractice case, but I have recently been the victim of a sociopathic legal abuse situation entirely not related to medicine. It involves a no-good attorney with the ethics of a camel, a multiply convicted felonious sociopath, and his long series of victims including his own prison guards who he is suing because his feelings were hurt. As my small part of it, I ...

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A nurse masters the art of medical slangA nurse masters the art of medical slang An excerpt from ASSUME THE PHYSICIAN: Modern Medicine's "Catch-22". “What did you learn today?” I asked, fearing the answer. I was suspecting a recitation about the new methods of documenting nursing competencies, or a delineation of the process by which she helped the hospital maintain its “magnet” status to attract more ...

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If you learn nothing else today, I would ask you to learn that moral hazard is the cause of medical price hyperinflation. Moral hazard is not just two words that don’t seem to go together. Moral hazard is when the person who bears the economic burden of a decision is not the decision maker. In the health care setting, moral hazard is when the third party payer (insurance/government) bears the ...

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From the point of view of the rational humble classical liberal, Obamacare sucks. We rebel against the further intrusion of a narcisstic national government into our lives, as any sane person would who recognizes the value of liberty and the repeatedly proven harm of collectivism. Given that the national government constantly takes away liberty, and given that even the Constitution has been unable to defend our liberty against the onslaught of the ...

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Hospital administrators are scared of JCAHOHospital administrators are scared of JCAHO An excerpt from ASSUME THE PHYSICIAN: Modern Medicine's "Catch-22". I bled. With great pride, I skipped the obligatory required mandatory training session on "diversity awareness." I skipped both the primary session and the make up session. The session, and its mandatory nature, had been carefully announced every day for weeks. The ...

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