Physician Pay and Happiness
Physician income overall has declined since 2010, yet there are tiny glimmers of hope in some specialties. Frustration is mounting, however, and doctors in every specialty are bracing for what they expect to be further income declines as healthcare elements are implemented, such as accountable care organizations and required treatment and quality guidelines. Who earns the most, and who is the...
Quote of the Day
“The cavemen who liked to linger contentedly around the fire were more likely to get eaten by the bears, and thus were not available to be our ancestors. Instead, those who survived to be our ancestors were alert, competitive, never satisfied, always on the move — and we’ve got their genes.” That’s especially true of us physicians, and physicians-in-training. It...
Dr. Douchebag: Tales from the ED
“Two gun shot wounds,” the emergency medical technician says, breathing fast, the summer night pouring down his face. “One in the right flank, one in the right thigh.” “I don’t want to die, doc,” pleads the victim, whom I will call Mr. Smith. His vital signs are stable. “This is the trauma team,” I say. “We’re going to take good...
Medicine: What Does The Future Hold?
A majority of young doctors feel pessimistic about the future of the U.S. health care system, with the new health care law cited as the main reason, according to a survey released to Reuters last Wednesday. Nearly half of the 500 doctors surveyed think the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement, will have a negative effect on their practices,...
Trojan on Macs, and How-To Fix
Over 600,000 Apple computers have been infected by this “Flash Player” malware codenamed “Flashback.” This is a “dummy”of Adobe’s Flash Player and it looks strikingly similar to it. The malware was installed by users mistaking for Adobe’s Flash Player. Whenever the user would browse the web, it would collect personal information from the web browser...