You take the good with the bad

Posted on 12 February 2008

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The good…

The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences

Your Tax Dollars at Work, Part One: Medical Research is a Crowning Achievement of Our Culture…

The bad…

Your Tax Dollars at Work, Part Two: And So is Greed…Paying for Big Pharma’s Executive Bonuses

    WSJ Health Blog: When Good Health is Bad Business

    …and the ugly a few other topics of interest:

    A short excerpt: They talked about the physical plant and the bureaucracy — things like a broken window, all that stuff we put aside in training. That’s not important, but of course it’s important. Again and again doctors talked about how the TV in the room didn’t work, or the phone didn’t work. They also became aware of how many mistakes are made, like the wrong dose of medication. They were astonished by that…Another doctor always says to patients now, “I’m sorry to have kept you waiting.’’ He never said that before.

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