Kenneth A. Fisher, M.D. Nephrologist, and author, latest book, Understanding Healthcare: A Historical Perspective", available electronically and in print.
Save Medicare by allowing patients to choose
An American solution focusing on individuality and conserving resources can save the Medicare program.
We must save Medicaid through a bipartisan effort
Despite deep philosophical differences between our two political parties, there is a uniquely American solution to saving Medicaid.
Is the EHR an ill-conceived obsession?
For drugs or medical devices to be approved, there must be evidence that benefit significantly outweighs risk. This is to protect the public. A glaring exception is today's EHRs, which were mandated by the 2009 HITECH Act.
Where will the healthcare debate lead us?
There has been much discord as to the proper role of government in healthcare.
Understanding the connect between poverty, health and healthcare
How should we be addressing the broader issue of population health?
America’s self-inflicted opioid crisis
In the last few years, drug overdoses led by opioids have become the leading cause of accidental deaths, eclipsing that of automobile crashes and violence.
Corporate medicine use doctors as pawns
The solution for burnout is for physicians to be able to devote their full energies solely to the wellbeing of their patients by opting-out of the demands of all third-party contracts and not becoming hospital corporate employees.
The largest cause of medical errors is congress
There has been much published in both the medical and lay press about the magnitude of errors in medicine. This is a contentious subject with wildly variable results most likely due to the difficulties associated with the many and varied complexities of clinical medicine.
The destruction of markets in healthcare
Many hold the belief that markets do not work in healthcare.
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