Doctors step away from high risk surgeries to avoid bad report cards

Like the road that gets doubly filled with traffic when electronic signage informs them that it is the less trafficked route, likewise doctor and hospital report cards intended to help patients find lower risk facilities for heart surgery has unintended outcomes. An article in the New York Times describes how some of the most talented […]

Aging physicians possible cause for concern

With the increasing age of physicians who are practicing medicine, concerns are being raised over their ability to practice safely.

Why do doctors tend to continue practicing what they knew last year?

It comes as a shock to patients to learn that many doctors don’t keep up with the latest literature in their field. New studies come out in high quality, peer reviewed scientific journals. But physicians, as a lot, tend to be dubious of the results. And it often takes YEARS and several corroborative studies before the doctors feel comfortable enough to change their behavior.