Tagged: provider behavior

Important Reposting on Placebo surgery from TIE

I am forwarding this excellent TIE post since every health researcher and indeed every consumer should realize how serious the lack of evidence is on many common surgical procedures. Here are some quotes organized in a succinct way. “2002… arthroscopic surgery for osteoarthritis of the knee … Those who had the actual procedures did no […]

2012 Handbook of Health Economics, on ScienceDirect

2012 Handbook of Health Economics (Pauly, McGuire and Barros) is free on-line. Here is the link to the pdf files. Excellent literature reviews and new insights. I purchased the hard cover version, but this is wonderfully accessible. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/handbooks/15740064 Many research universities, including BU have access to ScienceDirect. It is unusual for Elsevier to post its […]

How Doctors Die

How Doctors Die It’s Not Like the Rest of Us, But It Should Be http://zocalopublicsquare.org/thepublicsquare/2011/11/30/how-doctors-die/read/nexus/ by Ken Murray Years ago, Charlie, a highly respected orthopedist and a mentor of mine, found a lump in his stomach. He had a surgeon explore the area, and the diagnosis was pancreatic cancer. This surgeon was one of the […]