Should all patients after surgery be monitored?

In a survey conducted by the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety, almost all healthcare providers (90%) say that “continuous electronic monitoring of oxygenation and ventilation should be available and considered for all patients”. This monitoring “would reduce the likelihood of unrecognized clinically significant opioid-induced depression of ventilation in the postoperative period.” Dr. Marc Popovich … Continue reading

Governments unlikely to act on health care reform without public pressure

The news headline said it best — Governments unlikely to act on health care reform without public pressure Although this headline is from The Canadian Press, it could just as easily been a headline about US healthcare reform. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced initiatives designed to help health care providers improve … Continue reading