Thursday, April 15, 2021

More recent posts on Physician's Weekly

Gender reveal parties should no longer be a thing. These parties have been around for over a decade. It's time to stop. Link.


How long should patients fast before elective surgery. Part 2. NPO after midnight is no longer necessary. Link.


They're MDs but they can't find residency positions. The problem is getting worse. Learn why from the results of the 2021 match. Link.


Doctors in the news and not in a good way. More stories about doctors who crossed the line. Link




Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Three new posts from my Physician's Weekly blog

The alarming frequency of errors in medical records. Lots of mistakes say patients who have looked at their own charts. Link.

Training on deceased bodies without consent. Practicing on the recently dead on the floor of a fire house. Link.



Physicians in the (bad) news. How did these two doctors get into so much trouble? Link.




Monday, January 11, 2021

Latest posts on Physician's Weekly

The dangerous pitfalls of database research. How did two papers using the same database for retrospective research about infections in laparoscopic cholecystectomy arrive at opposite conclusions? Link.


What can be done about doctors who spread misinformation, especially in a pandemic? A state medical board rises to the occasion. Link.



Jury awards $400,000 in "wrongful prolongation of life" lawsuit. A man with a DNR/DNI order was resuscitated against his wishes leading to two more years of a life of pain and disability. Link.