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Articles published in July, 2012

Video: Orthopaedics and the Vampire Economy

by Lee D. Hieb, M.D. | Jul 2012

American medicine today is in crisis, but not for the reasons most often reported. Although once the bastion of the free market economy, America has become overtaxed and overregulated by an by an ever-growing bureaucracy. Its policies target all businesses, but may be especially damaging to ent ... Read more »

Saving Medicine: The Three Cs

by Lee D. Hieb, M.D. | Jul 2012

American medicine today is truly in crisis, but not for the reasons most often reported. Those who generally believe in government solutions cite a need to improve quality, to provide access to care for everyone and to decrease cost. Government, with its inevitable over-regulation, does not solve t ... Read more »

Got Indemnification?

by Teresa Ford | Jul 2012

I am not sure how many of you who read my column work collaboratively with industry, but I’m guessing the number is relatively high. Physician collaboration with the medical device industry is critical for the development of new and improved products, and nowhere is that more evident than in ortho ... Read more »

Tell vs. Show vs. Involve: The Power of iDetailing for Patient Education

by Travis Mark | Jul 2012

An old Chinese proverb states, “Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.” Patients want and need to be involved with their healthcare, and the benefits of patient education have been well documented. However, with the vast amount of information av ... Read more »

Report from the Field: Update from Malindi

by Stan Kinsch, M.D. | Jul 2012

As I was in Malindi already, I was able to start my surgeries on Monday. That was a good idea, because the patients were piling up again, as I noted when visiting the hospital on Saturday to deliver my surgical sets. My first patients were two sisters aged 29 and 30 years who were involved in a road ... Read more »