Some Arizona and Texas counties are running out of space in their morgues and have put out calls for refrigerated trucks in which to store bodies and help take some pressure off of local medical examiners’ offices.
Rich Duszak, MD"Leaders with good judgment tend to be good listeners...They have a breadth of experiences and relationships that enable them to recognize parallels or analogies that others miss—and if they don’t know something, they’ll know someone who does."
U.S. medical centers have reported 5,000-plus cases of patients likely catching the coronavirus once admitted for other conditions, a problem that’s adding to the strain of the pandemic itself. At one facility, four staff members died.
Rich Duszak, MD"U.S. medical centers have reported 5,000-plus cases of patients likely catching the coronavirus once admitted for other conditions, adding to the strain of the pandemic itself."
Randomized controlled trials remain the gold standard, but natural experiments can help doctors who need answers now.
Rich Duszak, MD"With natural experiments, you can get around many of the hidden biases that plague observational studies by looking for circumstances that happen by chance—events that cause patients to be essentially randomized to one treatment or another." dooz.us/3gumcy0@AnupamBJena
Rich Duszak, MD"We didn’t just wait for applicants of color to come to us. We made it a point to be proactive in our efforts to create a diverse candidate pool. And we continued these efforts throughout the hiring process, checking ourselves at every step of the way."
Strict lockdowns might work in some countries, but they aren't going to work everywhere. Americans in particular reject such restrictions on liberty, which is why a strict lockdown is sort of like abstinence-only sex education.
Rich Duszak, MD"We're seeing signs of caution fatigue, in which people conclude that they'd rather get the virus than continue living under what feels like house arrest."
Recruiting women to procedural specialties has been challenging around the world for
a variety of reasons. In Arab countries, the challenges are even greater because of
traditional norms, culture, religion, and expectations that women maintain the...
Paying for health care with a fee-for-service model incentivizes billable treatments over healthy and efficient outcomes.
Rich Duszak, MD"A hospital bankrupted by a decline in treatments is a hospital with a strong motivation, financially, to maximize those treatments — necessary or not — once America reopens." dooz.us/2YL2EOz@vivianleemd
North Carolina recently saw its highest number of new daily coronavirus infections. "If we need to go back to stay-at-home, we will," says Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen.
Rich Duszak, MD"NC is experiencing a surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations during its second phase of reopening, forcing the state's health director to contend with the idea of a second shutdown."