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  • The Culture Differences of Health Care

    I'm currently back in the United States to visit family and the university where I'm working on my master's in public health degree. While reading the Sarasota Herald Tribune, my attention focused on an article about patient advocates. I remember these positions well from my work at hospitals in New York City and even had the unfortunate need to ...
    Posted to PT and the Greater Good (Weblog) on January 11, 2011
  • A Frozen PT Has Time to Think

    Many of you may have read that England has ground to a halt. For a rare change, my town is the least affected by this snowstorm. The roads are icy and a challenge but we're still out seeing our patients every day. The rest of the country is not doing so good. The major airports are still closed, the trains are barely squeaking by and the roads ...
    Posted to PT and the Greater Good (Weblog) on December 22, 2010
  • Far East Approach to Falls Clinic

    A hospital in Seattle, the Virginia Mason Institute, has been promoting lean management ideas. They are based on principles the Toyota motor company has employed to revolutionize manufacturing, but the approach has been geared to health care. The NHS here in the United Kingdom said all the trusts must reduce management costs by 30 percent so this ...
    Posted to PT and the Greater Good (Weblog) on October 12, 2010
  • Culling the Herd

    A few years back, there was a program to protect the deer population on Fire Island, NY, from starvation during the winter (similar to one employed on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina). The program consisted of hunting the deer in specific quantities to thin the herd and ensure the herd's survival. There was understandable protest and outrage ...
    Posted to PT and the Greater Good (Weblog) on July 27, 2010
  • CT Nursing Home Lawsuits Involve Lack of PT

    There's an interesting story out of Connecticut from this weekend. It involves a nursing home facing lawsuits for neglecting two patients, both of whom died. In the first, part of the argument is that the client did not receive ''medically necessary physical therapy,'' though no physical therapists are named in the lawsuit. The story contends ...
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