Category Archives: Quality in Medicine

A Tale of Three Autopsies

The autopsy, which has largely been ignored has helped families and physicians some of the deceased. Three stories demonstrate how the autopsy made a difference. This is the first of two posts on the autopsy. Continue reading

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Does Insurance oversight of clinical practice improve either quality of care, or patient outcomes?

When outside oversight, based solely on published guidelines, interferes with clinical care there are potentially multiple adverse outcomes, including physician and patient frustration, waste of time and interference with delivery of optimal care. There should be ways for insurers to use their databases to mitigate inefficient and intrusive oversight. Continue reading

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