Statistics worse than war

Near the end of 1999 the Institute of Medicine released what at the time was a rather controversial, certainly disturbing report entitled “To Err is Human”.  What they did was simple – count how many Americans die every year as a direct result of errors that doctors and other healthcare…

“Our job is to rigorously and ruthlessly train the humanity out of you and make you into something better. We’re gonna make doctors out of you.”

Dean Walcott from the movie Patch Adams.

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Definition is everything

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Defining a doctor

Claire McCarthy, who according to Sharecare is currently the top online influencer for children’s health is not just an advocate for getting doctors online and getting doctor-patient collaboration fired up online, she is an advocate for changing how we think about things.  Even how we think about the entire definition…