Emergency departments are required to respond to people who are stranded on cliffs and beaches, even when it’s ruinously expensive. Perhaps victims should start paying.
There is a concept in health care known as the golden hour, one very familiar to many people outside the health care community thanks to the fact that it plays a prominent role in film, television, and other media. Strictly speaking, it doesn’t last for a chronological hour, but it refers to that critically important […]
Earthquake preparedness guidelines inform me that I am supposed to have enough food, water, and medication to last for three days. Apparently on the fourth day, rescue shall arrive from on high to shower me with fresh water, food, and, of course, medication. This is only a small part of the preparedness guidelines outlined in […]
There’s a lot discussion right now about the health care system in the United States and its shortcomings. Everything from lack of ability to pay for services and dying as a result to overcrowded emergency rooms with poor standards of care is getting air time in the media, and rightly so. Our system for providing […]