Getting Nurse Staffing Right Is Critical
Hospital Administration
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Hospital Administration
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Getting Nurse Staffing Right Is Critical

StephenSchimpff - March 18, 2011

When I was the CEO of a large academic hospital we were constantly concerned to properly balance nurse staffing. More staff than needed meant wasted money and…

Medical Education
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Teenage Cancer Survivor Perseveres by Blogging

StephenSchimpff - March 14, 2011

When Clarissa was 13 she entered Johns Hopkins Hospital to be treated for relapsed acute leukemia knowing full well that she had only a 40% chance of…

Business
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Trends in Medical Care – Overview

StephenSchimpff - March 14, 2011

There are a series of medical megatrends outlined in my book The Future of Medicine – Megatrends in Healthcare that will profoundly affect health care in the…

Business
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Palliative Care Teams – A Big Improvement in Quality of Life

StephenSchimpff - February 21, 2011

During the healthcare reform debate there was the unfortunate reference to “death panels.” No such thing was ever in the proposals but it meant that an important…

Diagnostics
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Protocol Medicine – It Is Time For Doctors To Recognize Their Value

StephenSchimpff - February 9, 2011

We hear that doctors do not like “protocol medicine” – they do not want to follow a “cookbook” when every patient is different. It is not a…

Public Health
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The Incidence Of Kidney Failure Due To Diabetes Is Down – But We Should Not Be Pleased

StephenSchimpff - January 17, 2011

Diabetes mellitus is the most common cause of kidney failure that progresses to end stage renal disease (ESRD,) meaning that the person requires dialysis or kidney transplant.…