Over the past six years I’ve been building consumer-oriented report health care cards pretty much non-stop. The field is young and short on evidence, but it’s interesting work with noticeable impact. However, the truth is that the largest portion of readers of these report cards are not consumers, but providers. To that end, I have … Continue reading Why Not The Best? A New Web Site for Quality Improvement Professionals
Having received several questions about fellow Welshman Aneurin Bevan’s creation of a National Health Service in the United Kingdom, I am posting here chapter five of his book, “In Place of Fear”. In it, Nye reflects on the opposition he dealt with, questions that arose and the early years of the Service. I think much … Continue reading In Place of Fear: A Free Health Service
I am a geek. A hacker. A smart dude. I think a lot of myself, and once in awhile it’s warranted. Which is why, when my Internet phone service stopped working I called and complained, and when I didn’t get the answers I wanted, or a smart-enough-sounding tech support person on the phone, I haughtily … Continue reading A Puppy Ate My Internet
Well, I’m back and I still own an appendix. I had appendicitis, but it took me a week and a half to figure it out. Couple that with my built-in fear of all things medicinal and by the time I had a CAT scan I’d actually beaten the inflammation back from whence it came. As … Continue reading Appendix Addendum
I was just putting my six year-old son to bed, I had sang him a song and was idly chatting him to calmness. Somehow, the conversation turned to homework and then to money and then to the kinds of jobs people can get, relative to the amount of homework they get done. “You could be … Continue reading There’s Always A “Butt”
Kimble Felton, doorstep musician, lean and mean is in. In restraint he bookbind, turning point stakes. Summer is almost here, be ready. So exorcism my expiate optimum, answer them. For a sabbath and the work that he died; not known them to accuse. Summer is almost here, be ready. A snow advisory means that periods … Continue reading Summer is almost here, be ready.
(For Ieuan) There once was a boy who had the small notion to build a big boat and sail the ocean. To sail the ocean, cross all seven seas, to find him a land made completely of cheese. So he gathered up nails and timber and tar and planned on the boat that would carry … Continue reading Made Completely of Cheese