Archive | July, 2011
The July Effect: “Don’t Get Sick In July” Is Not An Answer

The July Effect: “Don’t Get Sick In July” Is Not An Answer

“Don’t get sick in July!” We’ve all heard patients and family members say this – part declaration, part wishful thinking – in reference to the perceived summertime risks of teaching hospitals. When I hear it, I usually respond with comforting bromides like “robust supervision” and “cream of the crop.” But deep down, if I had […]

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Am I A Socialist?

Am I a socialist? I don’t think so, but I did inch in that direction during the four days I spent in northern Norway last week, visiting the local hospital in Bodø and speaking to about 20 of the nation’s hospital CEOs. Here’s what I learned. First, a word on visiting northern Norway – above […]

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