Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Some Neat Health Care Links

Late evening, after President Obama's big health care speech to the joint session of congress, here are some nifty health care related stories I've found over the past days...

After the needless death of his father, the author, a business executive, began a personal exploration of a health-care industry that for years has delivered poor service and irregular quality at astonishingly high cost. It is a system, he argues, that is not worth preserving in anything like its current form. And the health-care reform now being contemplated will not fix it. Here’s a radical solution to an agonizing problem...From The Atlantic Magazine 9/09, How American Health Care Killed my Father by David Goldhill.

USA Today spends 24 hours in an ER in Virgina. Several articles came out of their visit.

'24 hours in the ER' shows challenges of health system

More discharged patients are returning via the ER

Chronic conditions crank up costs

Dental conditions common cause of ER visits

Excellent stuff--happy reading

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