Advancements in medicine have increased life expectancy in the United States, but not without repercussions, including a steady rise in the cost of care.
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Americans overwhelmingly say that when it’s time to die, they’d prefer to go at home. But the reality is that 1 in 4 elderly people die in the ICU. Why the discrepancy? Read in Texas Medical Center's Pulse magazine.
“As a former ICU nurse, I have watched many times health care professionals perform CPR on an 80- or 90-year-old individual, and they break half their ribs performing CPR on someone who probably didn’t really want the CPR done.” Memorial Hermann CEO Chuck Stokes discusses why it’s time to rethink the way we approach end-of-life care in Texas Medical Center Pulse's magazine.
It's time for physicians and patients alike to rethink the way they approach end-of-life care. Read more from Texas Medical Center.
Extremely powerful words from the CEO of Houston's @memorialhermann explaining why it's time we rethink our approach to end-of-life care https://t.co/Ah0IT3lM5D #healthpolicy CC @TXMedCenter https://t.co/CBrb0nvfPD
New @TXMedCenter TMC3 project will have major economic impact on Houston, establish city as foremost international hub for biomedical research. More from @nsarnoff @ChronMed @HoustonChron https://t.co/CfcUc2TSxH https://t.co/tZWPMYYgK6
RT @TXMedCenter: The #TMC3 campus will be a monumental project in the @TXMedCenter establishing #Houston as the “Third Coast” for life #sciences competing with Boston & San Francisco in the critical mission of advancing medical #research. https://t.co/q2V7vgf0YV #innovation
TX @GovAbbott announcing @TXMedCenter's newest project: the groundbreaking #TMC3 project. More info at https://t.co/iLi4vnheks. https://t.co/201Fwl1r6L
Americans overwhelmingly say that when it’s time to die, they’d prefer to go at home. But the reality is that 1 in 4 elderly people die in the ICU. Why the discrepancy? Learn in @TXMedCenter Pulse magazine. #healthpolicy https://t.co/Ah0IT3lM5D https://t.co/doWVMROITi
Texas is suing the feds in hopes of eliminating the ACA. Instead, it should "redirect its energy toward building on existing efforts to improve access to cost-effective health care for all," our colleague @HealthEconTX writes in @TexasTribune https://t.co/YWRXIsK8iv #healthpolicy https://t.co/joCQ301waN
Advancements in medicine have increased life expectancy in the U.S., but not without repercussions, including a steady rise in the cost of care. Read more insights from our latest event at the @TXMedCenter #HealthPolicy #HealthCareFuture https://t.co/X7hA7RXJId https://t.co/qWNvdi59un
RT @ryanhuey: e.g. One of my patients today couldn’t get chemotherapy for the last 2 months because he lost his phone and doesn’t have a ca…
One big, simple reason for the growing cost of health care that nobody wants to mention: GREED, says Michael Ewer, drawing applause from room full of health care professionals #HealthCareFuture
Thank you for coming every week! RT @ericbakota: Great turnout at the final #TMCPolicyCourse to discuss #HealthCareFuture . Thanks @HealthPolicyTMC for putting this on! https://t.co/V4heixuLUn
"If we take the time to listen to the patient, we don't have to order as many tests." Science will never totally replace the "art of medicine," says @UHouston's Dr. Steve Spann #HealthCareFuture
Thanks for joining us! RT @ryanhuey: Perks of working in the world’s largest medical center: great panel by @HealthPolicyTMC about US health care and its future. #HealthCareFuture https://t.co/zywIaAJOy0
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