Archive for October, 2015

Duty hour restrictions

A new review has found that the duty hour restrictions imposed  by the ACGME have not improved patient care or resident well-being, yet have had a detriment on resident education. Article here.


Tax bracket

The average top tax bracket in the US since 1913, when taxation became part of the Sixteenth Amendment, comes to approximately 57%.


The opposite of a placebo effect, known as the nocebo effect, is when a patient experiences an adverse outcome or event to a non-harmful substance or treatment (or nocebo).

Back to the Future

Today is the day that Marty McFly came to, from the past, in the movie Back to the Future II.


A small sesamoid bone can sometimes be present within the tendon of the lateral head of the gastrocnemius. This is known as the fabella, Latin for little bean, and is found in 10-30% of humans.


A surgeon never regrets the patients s/he chose not to operate on.

US healthcare dollar

For every dollar spent in the U.S. on healthcare, 31% goes to hospital services, 21% to physicians, 10% to pharmaceuticals, 8% to nursing homes, and 30% to other categories, such as diagnostics laboratories, medical equipment, and medical devices.

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