Posts Tagged ‘US healthcare’

Hospital gun fight between patient and doctor

A patient has allegedly opened fire in the psychiatric ward of a Philadelphia-area hospital, killing his case worker and wounding his doctor, who returned ...

High healthcare enrolment in Obamacare in US

US President Barack Obama says his embattled signature healthcare programme is "here to stay" after more than 7 million Americans signed up. Obama lashed ...

‘Obamacare’ launches amid government shutdown

A central provision of President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law has taken effect, having survived Republicans' years-long effort to undermine it. Ma...

Obama or Romney – does it matter which?

Today millions of Americans will be voting for their choice of President, and I, like the rest of the world, will be heartily glad to see the end of it wha...

Future of our hospitals: more lessons from the US?

I’ve been lucky enough recently to learn more about health trends in the US. It isn’t a system most of us would wish to emulate, given that it consumes...

Healthcare lessons from across the pond

It was early evening when the plane touched down on the sun kissed tarmac in Seattle. A rag tag bunch of clinicians and managers from around Hampshire emba...

View from the US: changing roles, changing hospitals

I recall with fondness many meetings in 1996-98, when the hospitalist field was still in its infancy. We had invented a new medical specialty, and our gath...

What do the plans for NHS reform really mean? Part one.

The coalition government’s plans for the NHS represent the final conversion of healthcare into something to be bought, with really good care going to tho...

At-a-glance guide to Obama’s healthcare reforms in the US

After a rough ride, Democrats in the US have begun to seize back control of the healthcare debate. A package of amendments to the landmark US healthcare ...

Obama’s healthcare bill in US passed by Congress

Barack Obama last night forced his bitterly fought healthcare reform bill through Congress, bringing near-universal coverage to Americans and delivering th...

President Obama tries to revive healthcare reform

US President Barack Obama has unveiled new plans to reform US healthcare and revive stalled legislation on the issue, aiming for bipartisan support. Mr Ob...