The Patient Advocate

If Mothers only Knew- Revisited also reports on the trial confirming the neuro protective effect of magnesium sulfate I earlier discussed in “If Mothers Only Knew.”  This report misses the point that many physicians still think the standard of practice still does not require that

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Healthcare: Crisis in Quality-Not Cost

I believe the public at large has for decades laboured under the impression that here we enjoy the best medical care available (Untrue. By most measures both Germany and France do better).   Perhaps this is the reason that despite

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Defensive Medicine is Bad Medicine

Ordering tests that are considered medically unnecessary is not defensive medicine but simply thoughtless medicine. I am a lawyer of 40 years experience in representing patients and their families who are victims of medical malpractice. My clients are harmed by

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If Mothers Only Knew

In an opinion piece published in the June issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Dwight J. Rouse from the Center of Women’s Reproductive Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, suggests that a thousand fewer

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The Electronic Medical Record-Better Medicine?

In a previous post I briefly discussed how communication failures in the transmission of test results are common.  Many people think that widespread use of electronic medical records systems throughout all of our health systems will improve medical care. You

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