Man’s 4th Best Hospital is the fictional sequel to The House of God, and Basch and the gang are back together to fight against corporate medicine. This time the novel is set in a present-day academic medical center, and almost every doctor-patient interaction has been corrupted by greed and distracting technology.
By turns heartbreaking, hilarious, and utterly human, The House of God is a mesmerizing and provocative novel about what it really takes to become a doctor.
American medicine, once envied and emulated around the world, has transformed into an oppressive, burdensome system for both doctors and patients whose failings must be exposed if there is any hope for a solution; an insider account.
David Epstein MD’s blog explains medical issues having to do with the health of children, relays perspectives on current events from a medical standpoint, discusses how to create medical content, and describes personal experiences in medicine.
Doc-Related is a medley of anecdotes and comics supported with timely data presented in a satirical format. The chapters identify what’s broken in our health care system for clinicians, practice leaders, and patients, along with what we can do to fix them
Health care should be a human interaction between a patient and a physician rather than a business transaction between a consumer and a provider,
Polls of physicians reveal an extraordinarily high level of dangerous, time consuming interference & obfuscation of medical care by the health insurance industry.
Mark Lopatin, MD: Prior authorization by insurance companies compromises patient care in a number of ways. Insurance companies must be held accountable for the medical decisions they make, just as physicians are accountable for the medical decisions we make.
Mark Lopatin, MD: How much of a role should health insurance companies have in determining the care that an individual patient receives?