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Oct 31 2014

What’s With the Epidemic of Whining?

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Watching the news, you’d think that US hospitals are being crushed by the weight of an Ebola epidemic. While Ebola poses a non-negligible risk, it pales in comparison to the epidemic of whining.

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Oct 31 2014

Ebola and Quarantine / Isolation Laws. What is the Government Allowed to Do?

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a webpage which gives excellent summary information on government powers to enforce isolation and quarantine.

 

First, the definitions.

 

Isolation separates sick people with contagious disease from people who are not sick. Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people exposed to contagious disease to determine if they become sick.

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Oct 24 2014

To “OR” or not to “OR”; that is the question.

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Dr. Carolyn Lobo received a metaphorical “rectal exam” from two Boards of Medicine – first California; then Ohio.

 

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Oct 24 2014

Ebola and HIPAA. Who, Me?

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When Ebola became big news at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, the names of infected patients also become news. Many have scratched their heads wondering how these disclosures failed to trigger HIPAA concerns.

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Oct 17 2014

Surgical Warranties – Here They Come

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It’s common knowledge that the US healthcare system is the priciest in the world. Some healthcare systems are testing new financial models to see if they can squeeze more efficiencies beyond the status quo. Warranties.

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Oct 17 2014

First Ebola Death in US. Is the First Ebola Lawsuit Far Behind?

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Thomas Duncan returned from Liberia and presented to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital with fever and abdominal pain. He was released with symptomatic treatment and returned 3 days later. Sadly, he died of Ebola.

 

The family of the first Ebola victim in the U.S. will “probably” take legal action against the Dallas hospital, where he died this week, a spokesman for his fiancee stated.

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