In Case You Missed It: New and Noteworthy This Week
This weekly blog series is a roundup of recent news items and developments that I found interesting and would like to share.
We should pay more attention to dementia care, a significant form a elderly and chronic illness. Dementia: General Practitioners Say Patchy Services Fail Patients
The concept of “bedblockers” is interesting for all of us interested in elder care and improving hospital efficiency. Bedblockers: The Fit to Leave Patients Deepening Hospital Crisis
This is an interesting article on telemedicine using Skype. Modern Doctors’ House Calls: Skype Chat and Fast Diagnosis
Here’s What Happens When You Name Your Newborn Babygirl. A study finds that a new way to handle unnamed babies resulted in thirty six percent fewer errors.
I recommend a new book, To Save Humanity, edited by Julio Frenk and Steven J. Hoffman. It is a compendium of one hundred short essays by leaders in global health. There are many interesting and novel perspectives. To Save Humanity: What Matters Most for a Healthy Future