Reducing MDRO Prevalence in Healthcare Facilities: The Impact of Chlorhexidine Bathing and Nasal Decolonization on Hospitalizations

I’m sure the first reaction to this title is, it’s an April Fool’s joke. This is not that. I know, I don’t really write on any deep clinical topics, for various reasons. First, I’m not qualified clinically (I read to stay B.S. proof and to help my wife’s work – clinical compliance). Second, my only … Read more

Unraveling the Puzzle: Tackling Fragmented Healthcare for Better Patient Outcomes

An issue that I have been interested in for most of my career is coordinated care, especially in terms of older adults who utilize the most care resources and typically, have multiple providers (physicians in particular). Fragmented, uncoordinated care is the primary driver of over-treatment or inefficient treatment. The outcomes of over-treatment include polypharmacy, test … Read more

JAMA Study: Private Equity Ownership and Hospital Outcomes

Happy 2024! I trust everyone had a blessed and happy holiday season and rang in the New Year with joy and optimism. Across the last two months of 2023, JAMA (Journal of American Medical Association) has published two studies on private equity ownership in healthcare, specifically in hospitals and SNFs. Not to accuse JAMA of having … Read more