Tag: health care

Weight Bias in Health Care

Weight Bias in Health Care

By Bryan Wright 0 Comment August 18, 2019

Doctor: “Well, what do we have here?” Mother: “He burned his hand on a stove.” Doctor: “Did you warn him not to touch a hot stove?” Mother “Of course I did!” Doctor: “Well, I’m afraid we can’t help him. Clearly, he did this to himself.” That’s absurd, isn’t it? That a doctor would compromise care […]

How To Conquer Depression Through Diet | Dr. Drew Ramsey

How To Conquer Depression Through Diet | Dr. Drew Ramsey

By Bryan Wright 100 Comments August 17, 2019

For about ten years we’ve had very strong correlational data showing that, for example, when you eat poorly your risk of depression and illnesses like depression just go up 70/80 percent. And when you eat a more traditional diet like a Mediterranean diet or Japanese diet your risk of an illness like depression can go […]

Pharmacy Practices to Improve Medicaid Program Integrity and Quality – Module 4 Billing Practices

Pharmacy Practices to Improve Medicaid Program Integrity and Quality – Module 4 Billing Practices

By Bryan Wright 0 Comment August 15, 2019

Welcome to the “Pharmacy Self- Auditing: Control Practices to Improve Medicaid Program Integrity and Quality–Module 4: Billing Practices” presentation. In module 3 we discussed the third component of the self-audit process, invoice management. We reviewed various approaches to validating wholesale invoices and ways in which drug claims can exceed purchases. Finally, we discussed times when […]

The Structure & Cost of US Health Care: Crash Course Sociology #44

The Structure & Cost of US Health Care: Crash Course Sociology #44

By Bryan Wright 100 Comments August 15, 2019

The health care system in America is…complicated. Doctors, hospitals, insurance and drug companies – it can be hard to navigate all the moving parts of healthcare, and it’s even harder if you’re trying to do it when you’re sick. Theory and statistics can give us a broad understanding of the social and cultural forces that […]

What’s Wrong with Government-Run Healthcare?

What’s Wrong with Government-Run Healthcare?

By Bryan Wright 98 Comments August 15, 2019

It’s very easy for a politician to stand up before voters and say, “Health care is a right,” and then passionately advocate for “single-payer” or “free health care” or “Medicare for All”—whatever term they might use. But before we consider the merits of the government managing your health care—and that’s what this all boils down […]

CVS Pharmacists Can Help Save Patients Money with the CVS Pharmacy Rx Savings Finder

CVS Pharmacists Can Help Save Patients Money with the CVS Pharmacy Rx Savings Finder

By Bryan Wright 0 Comment August 14, 2019

At CVS pharmacy, over 50% of the medications that we fill each year have a patient copay of less than $5. Our savings finder is available for those medications that are more expensive. And it enables our pharmacy team members to work with doctors to help find alternatives that might be available to save that […]

How to revive public healthcare | The Economist

How to revive public healthcare | The Economist

By Bryan Wright 59 Comments August 14, 2019

This year Britain’s National Health Service celebrates its 70th birthday. Formed in 1948, it was the first state health service in the world. Today, the modern NHS is almost unrecognizable from the one that was created 70 years ago. It’s the world’s fifth biggest employer with a budget of 110 billion pounds a year. But […]

7 Facts About Coffee You Probably Didn’t Know

7 Facts About Coffee You Probably Didn’t Know

By Bryan Wright 100 Comments August 14, 2019

Seven facts about coffee you probably didn’t know Coffee is the world’s favorite hot drink with an estimated 2.25 billion cups drink every day globally Voltaire drink up to 50 cups a day and lived until the age of 83 so a coffee addiction isn’t too bad after all Bright side discovered seven reasons why […]

Senator Elizabeth Warren on Health Care & Minimum Wage

Senator Elizabeth Warren on Health Care & Minimum Wage

By Bryan Wright 100 Comments August 14, 2019

I got you a present. I made– I designed you a shoe. Whoa! I’ll give you that later. You don’t have to carry it around. From a good Massachusetts company. Oh, is that right? Someone’s from Massachusetts. What brings you to Los Angeles? What are you up to? Well, I have grandkids out here. Oh, […]

The Ups and Downs of Evidence Based Medicine

The Ups and Downs of Evidence Based Medicine

By Bryan Wright 52 Comments August 14, 2019

In medicine the term evidence-based causes more arguments than you might expect and that’s quite apart from the recent political controversy over why certain words were avoided in CDC budget documents. The arguments don’t divide along predictable partisan lines either. Evidence-based medicine is the topic of this week’s Healthcare Triage. The mission of evidence-based medicine […]