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April 2010 - Posts

PT and the Greater Good

The Big Care Debate Part 2
by Dean Metz
I just finished a paper for my master's in public health about the public health implications of an aging population. When Medicare and social security were introduced the life expectancy was only 67 years. People are now living 10 times beyond what was Read More...
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Volcanic Impact
by Dean Metz
Dear Iceland, you've misunderstood. We said send "CASH!" Ah the famous British stoicism! A huge cloud of ash floats overhead, the airspace has been closed now for six days, the already-failing economy is going into cardiac arrest, and the attitude here Read More...
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Care Management
by Dean Metz
Have you ever worked in a facility, came in one day and found that someone you had been working with was discharged and you have no idea what happened to them? I remember that happening a lot when I was a new grad, a few decades ago, in an acute-care Read More...
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The Healthcare Reform Question
by Dean Metz
I've gotten a lot of questions from people asking how the new US healthcare reform bill relates to the NHS in the United Kingdom. I've just spent a fair amount of time looking over some of the points that take immediate to near immediate effect in the Read More...
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The honeymoon is over
by Dean Metz
I've been working in the NHS now for 5 months now and living in the United Kingdom for 6. Some days it feels like it took 5 years to get through the past 5 months. Back in New York, I knew the ins and outs of Medicare and Medicaid, I knew how to get through Read More...
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    Dean Metz
    Occupation: Staff Development Specialist
    Setting: New York, NY – Newcastle Upon Tyne, Great Britain
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