With recurring infection should Congressman Scalise have been transferred to another hospital rather than to the ICU where he is hospitalized?

About twenty years ago as President of LibertyHealth each of our hospitals (a medical school affiliated teaching hospital and two community hospitals) had an ICU. I was always concerned that sometimes patient acuity in one of the community hospital ICUs might have exceeded its capability and pushed for clear clinical threshholds for patient transfer to

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The PSA experts’ kerfuffle! Is there an evidence-based algorithm?

Recently I was listening to a health call-in show on public radio during which a urologist gave advice on the diagnosis protocol for prostate cancer seemingly different and more aggressive from the one used by my urologist. I remember when the “gold standard” for PSA prostate screening was a score of 4 or below. Then

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Non-compliance with prescription drugs can lead to clinical complications

The last DOCTOR post was about overmedication with prescription drugs and how to talk to your doctor about “DESCRIBING”. “Describing” is tapering off of drugs no longer needed. * This post is about a related problem, the non-adherence to prescription drugs and the often severe and adverse consequences of non-compliance. Non-Adherence refers to those who:

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