Maternal mortality rates are steadily on the rise in the U.S. – the only developed nation where that’s true. The maternal mortality rate in 48 states and the District of Columbia increased by 26.6% between 2000 and 2014—from 18.8 to 23.8 per 100,000 live births. Hidden in those statistics is great racial disparity, where African
We’ve been talking about Social Determinants of Health for a couple of years now and I think we all got the basic concept: For the best health outcomes, we need to combine healthcare with social care. ” A doctor might prescribe to you the best care in the world, but if you can’t afford it
It’s said that 10-20% of all medical diagnoses are wrong. That’s a bit scary, but it’s not surprising. Medical diagnostics is inherently complex, the medical literature is always expanding, and doctors, like all humans, grapple with availability bias – they diagnose diseases they know instead of diseases they don’t. Diagnostic accuracy is clearly a problem.
This episode is part of our in-depth coverage of the Healthcare Infection Transmission Systems (HITS) Consortium 2019 conference in Buffalo, NY that took place August 6-8th. Check out all our shows from HITS 2019. If we’ve established anything on The #HCBiz Show, we’ve established that healthcare is complex. And with a million priorities, each with its
The healthcare system is not designed to serve patients. It may have started out that way, but it’s best we confront or current reality. That’s not to say that the people working inside of this industry are bad. Not at all. Some of the best, most generous, and caring people I’ve ever met work in
This episode is part of our in-depth coverage of the Healthcare Infection Transmission Systems (HITS) Consortium 2019 conference in Buffalo, NY that took place August 6-8th. Check out all our shows from HITS 2019. “Don’t find customers for your products, find products for your customers.” Seth Godin That’s one of my favorite quotes and it’s exactly