Your Independence Day

July 4th, Independence Day in the United States, celebrates the original 13 colonies’ declaration, in 1776, of their independence from Great Britain. But July 4th wasn’t the day of actual separation: The separation came into effect on July 2nd, 1776, the date on which the Second Continental Congress approved a resolution declaring the “united States […]

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Is It Really Easier to Schedule Coverage of a Closed Hospital? – Medical Group Minute

We used to joke about the name of Midway Hospital, an acute care hospital in L.A., saying that it was midway between life and death.

An anesthesiologist, commenting on my theme that inpatient care is becoming outpatient care and that the center of outpatient care isn’t the hospital but the freestanding facility, in his case the ASC, told me that I was missing an element in the analysis.

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