Japanese investigators have concluded that Yoshitaka Fujii, an expert in postoperative nausea and vomiting whose findings drew scrutiny in 2000 but who continued to publish prolifically for a decade after, fabricated his results in at least 172 published studies.
That number nearly doubles that of the current unofficial retraction record holder, Joachim Boldt.
An inquiry by the Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists (JSA) has determined that Fujii, who was fired in February from his post at Toho University, falsified data in 172 of 212 papers published between 1993 and 2011. Investigators said they found no evidence of fraud in three of the papers, but could not determine whether the results
1) Insurance companies can no longer impose lifetime coverage limits on your insurance. Never again will you face the risk of getting really sick and then, a few months in, having your insurer tell you, "Sorry, you've 'run out' of coverage." Almost everyone I've met knows someone who had insurance
As reported by the Coalition of Patients Rights, the FTC assures CPR that it continues to closely monitor state legislation and regulations that could inhibit competition among health care providers
Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media , June 12, 2012
It feels like I've been talking about the issues facing advanced practice nurses a lot lately. But I'm not the only one. Issues surrounding advanced practice registered nurses seem to be on everyone's mind as nurses become more educated, and take on greater responsibility.
In a politically driven move the New York Society of Anesthesiologist and the American Society of Anesthesiologists have moved forward with their plans to push Anesthesiologist Assistant (AA) practice in more states. This action makes no sense when there is no shortage and therefore need for more anesthesia providers in New York State.
NEW YORK STATE SENATE
INTRODUCER'S MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT
submitted in accordance with Senate Rule VI. Sec 1
An anesthesia-services provider's proposals to enter into contracts with physician-owned outpatient surgery and endoscopy centers could lead to liability under the anti-kickback statute and possible administrative sanctions, the
One thing you might think would be an opportunity for left-right synergy on health care policy would be the idea of opening up the basic elements of medical practice to people other than highly paid doctors. Medicine isn't
President Obama’s health-care law is expected to expand health insurance to 32 million Americans over the next decade. Health policy experts anticipate that the wave of new insurance subscribers will lead to a spike in demand for medical services.
That has a battle heating up over who will provide that care. Nurse practitioners are rolling out a campaign this week to explain what, exactly, nurse practitioners do — and why
Much to the chagrin of U.S. gastroenterologists who had praised the European Society of Anesthesiology (ESA) for its rigor and fairness, the society recently decided to retract its endorsement of guidelines for non–anesthesiologist-administered propofol (Pelosi P. Eur J Anaesthesiol 2012;29:208).
“Those of us in the U.S. had applauded the ESA for being more fair-minded and scientifically rigorous than
Among a raft of changes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued this week, the agency controversially expanded its definition of the medical staff, allowing nonphysician practitioners to have privileges like other medical staff members. In an effort to cut some outdated requirements,
Today the KSA (Kentucky Society of Anesthesiologists) Released a press release and email blast to their members attacking the recent Opt Out by the Kentucky Governor Beshear. As expected it is full of misinformation, inaccuracies and bold face lies. We here at nurse-anestheisa.org have put together a response. At the bottom you can find the actual letter and talking points by the KSA. Here is our reply with sections of the KSA response in quotes:
IMMEDIATE ACTION: Urge Governor Beshear to Oppose Opting-Out of the Federal Physician Supervision Patient Safety Standard
This is certainly NOT a standard and in fact it is simply a billing requirement for the hospital to bill medicare part A not the CRNA to bill medicare part B. CRNAs have been working autonomously without MDAs for over a century and not a shred of evidence exists which shows, with any metric studied, that independent CRNA practice increases M&M. Clearly this isnt a standard and in fact since CRNAs work autonomously in all states (opt out or not), and they are the experts in anesthesia when working with a surgeon (just as an MDA is when working with a surgeon). This is independent practice and happens everywhere in the USA everyday, sans MDA.
No standard just mythology.
Patient Safety: Despite improvements in outcome, anesthesia remains dangerous. CRNAs lack the education and training to practice independently. Twelve years of medical education is irreplaceable, and its role in providing safe care cannot be underestimated. This amounts to more than 10,000 hours of clinical education and training during their medical school and residency training. In comparison, nurse anesthetists complete 6- 7 years of education: four years of college, two - three years of nurse anesthetist training. This amounts to only between 500-720 hours of nursing education and training. CRNAs lack the medical judgment to recognize and respond to an emergency should an anesthetic complication arise.
Not even one part of this statement is actually true. Lets go through it since
See the who survey HERE. It is worth it to read the slides.
In 2011, anesthesiologists earned a mean income of $309,000, down from $325,000 the prior year. These respondents are among the top 6 fields in earnings, at more than $300,000. The others are radiology, orthopedic