Posts Tagged TV

Thanks to CNN for sharing my story

Three years ago tomorrow, I learned I wasn’t going to die — at least not before Christmas. September 20, 2004 was the day I learned I didn’t have cancer afterall — despite 10 weeks of insistence on the part of a handful of doctors and two pathology labs that I had a strange and aggressive […]

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Posted in: Health /Medical Consumerism, Healthcare Quality, Media, Medical Errors / Mistakes / Misdiagnosis, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Patient Tools

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Stossel, 20/20, Bait & Switch, Naivete

Did you watch John Stossel’s take on the future of health care on 20/20 Friday night? If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, you’ll want to link to ABC’s review of the show here. If you watched it, and you’re curious about my opinions, here they are: First — can you say “bait and […]

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Doctors are Blamers or Fixers, too

A week ago, I posted about Blamers and Fixers. Blamers are those people who have been hurt by our healthcare system in some way, and can’t get beyond the hurt. They are stuck in the anger, frustration and pain. It’s understandable, certainly, especially in cases where some permanent horror has come from it. From the […]

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Posted in: Doctor Communication, Health /Medical Consumerism, Health Insurance, Healthcare Quality, Media, Medical Errors / Mistakes / Misdiagnosis, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Patient Tools, Politics and Medicine

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Doctors are Human, too

A report from the AP last week, and reported by the Washington Post, Fox News and others, describes a survey of more than 3,000 doctors in both the US and Canada about their reactions to their own mistakes. The survey was developed and issued by the Joint Commission (JCAHO), the body that accredits hospitals and […]

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