Orthopedics Today Commentary

Orthopedics Today Commentary

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A real call for change: How about medicolegal reform?

Orthopedics Today, November 2009
Douglas W. Jackson, MD

Douglas W. Jackson There is general agreement in the United States that the health care system needs reform and the medical liability…
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Entrepreneurial private practitioners: A depiction empowering salaried position proponents

Orthopedics Today, October 2009
Douglas W. Jackson, MD

Douglas W. Jackson President Barack Obama has made implications in speeches and televised press conferences that money is a motivation…
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Health Care Reform: Where is the courage to expect accountability?

Orthopedics Today, September 2009
Douglas W. Jackson, MD

Douglas W. Jackson The proposals for reforming the health care system in our country continue to evolve almost on a daily basis. We all…
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Tax code and health care reform: Redefining the wealthy surgeon

Orthopedics Today, August 2009
Much of America’s wealth has been lost the past 2 years. The Federal Reserve released figures indicating that in 2008…
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The summer of health care reform: More coverage for less?

Orthopedics Today, July 2009
All the campaign talk and political posturing have passed. President Obama eloquently and repeatedly said while campaigning, “You can keep your…
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Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2010: New learning opportunities abound on the Big Island

Orthopedics Today, June 2009
While I know many of you have attended some of our previous five Orthopedics Today annual courses, let me review why I am involved with this…
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Electronic health records: Probably won’t deliver on all promises

Orthopedics Today, May 2009
The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 (ARRA, or as it is commonly known — the economic stimulus plan) included nearly $20 billion in…
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The costs of diagnostic imaging: On our radar for 2009

Orthopedics Today, April 2009
The number of CT scans and MRIs being ordered have increased significantly over the past 7 years. This data has been confirmed by Centers for…
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Health care reform: It is happening faster than most of us are aware

Orthopedics Today, March 2009
Douglas W. Jackson, MD
There is widespread bipartisan agreement that the United States spends too much on health care and that our current system is too disjointed…
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Daschle and Baucus: Two players in the new era of health care reform

Orthopedics Today, February 2009
While you probably know that President Obama tapped former Senator Tom Daschle to serve as secretary for the Department of Health and Human…