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First Do No Harm - Researchers Find Patient-Centered Care at End of Life Results in Happier Patients who Live Longer in Less Pain

Health : Newswise Medical News

New doctors take an oath to first do no harm, but physicians often go too far in their quest to keep that oath - exposing patients to aggressive treatments that don't improve outcomes and drive up healthcare costs.

Well: How Doctors and Patients Do Harm

Health : NYTimes: Health

Just how broken is the United States health care system? Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society, paints a grim picture in his new book "How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks About Being Sick In Ameri...

Having surgery? Many things patients are told to do aren’t necessary and can be harmful

Health : The Checkup

If you’re facing surgery, you no doubt want to do all you can to prepare. But many of the things that patients are told to do, including some their doctor may recommend, aren’t necessary and can even cause harm. Read full article >>

Report: 700 doctors wrote possibly harmful Medicare prescriptions

Health : The Checkup

More than 700 doctors nationwide wrote prescriptions for elderly and disabled patients in highly questionable and potentially harmful ways, according to a report of Medicare’s drug program released Thursday. Read full article >>

USA Today op-ed: Physician burnout harms patients

Industries / Medical : Kevin MD Medical Weblog

My USA Today op-ed was recently published: Burnout hurts doctors as well as their patients. I discuss physician burnout, and how patients suffer from medical errors by burnt out doctors.  Furthermore, doctors leaving medicine won’t ...


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