A Salute to those who Served to Save Lives

A Salute to those who Served to Save Lives

by Lucy J. Cairns, MD, and introduction by Timothy J. (T.J.) Huckleberry, MPA There is a great quote from the movie Gladiator that says “What we do in life echoes an eternity.” My grandfather served in World War 2. He was a Combat Engineer. In the Mountains of Central...
Organ Donation Transforms Lives

Organ Donation Transforms Lives

by D. Michael Baxter, MD Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine Reading Health System As physicians know, organ donations improve people’s health and save lives. One organ, tissue and eye donor may save up to eight lives and enhance the lives of up to 75...
Paying for Value?

Paying for Value?

by Heath Mackley, MD, FACRO Our politicians, fond of catchphrases, have endorsed the latest Medicare reform agenda as a move from “volume to value.” But what is value? A health economist will tell us that value can be quantified as outcomes received per dollar spent....
Behind the Curtain of Medical School Debt

Behind the Curtain of Medical School Debt

by Lucy J. Cairns, MD, and T.J. Huckleberry, MPA The debt incurred by students in the process of completing medical school in the U.S. has certainly ballooned to levels likely to give aspiring medical students (and their parents!) pause. But the implications for...

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