Best of Medical Blogs - weekly review and blog carnival

The “Best of Medical Blogs - weekly review and blog carnival” is a weekly summary of the best posts from medical blogs. Feel free to send your suggestions to my email at clinicalcases@gmail.com. Best of Medical Blogs (BMB) is published every Tuesday, just like the old Grand Rounds.

Medical care is not the same as customer service

From the cardiologist Dr. John M: “Just say no to linking patient satisfaction with dollars. On a list of well-meaning but really dumb reform ideas, linking compensation of hospitals (or doctors) to patient satisfaction scores ranks near the top. Let me tell you why I think this way. It involves an important baddie—overtreatment. Medical care is not the same as customer service.” http://buff.ly/Vbyjig

Dr. Wes: Like food, we need a slow movement in medicine: Basic. Organic. Local. Personal. Real. http://buff.ly/V0XHXP

Every day is an adventure at Unity Farm

From a Boston hospital CIO who has branched out into farming: "Every day is an adventure at Unity Farm. You never know what interpersonal dynamics will develop with the alpacas, llama, guineas, chickens, and dogs. You never know who will squabble, who will have an injury/illness, and who will develop new behaviors. If it wasn't for the rigors of being a CIO, I could spent the day watching the events of the barnyard - far more interesting than Fox News or CNN." http://bit.ly/UllxPp

The message might be disturbing to you. Maybe we aren't born to run? From the cardiologist Dr. John M: http://buff.ly/YvIu7B

Green tea may be a 'brain booster' - NHS blog reviews the evidence http://buff.ly/YzA6nq

Dr. Wes: Politics in Major Medical Journals http://buff.ly/V58IHB

Recipe for health: cheap, nutritious beans - from Harvard health blog: http://buff.ly/Yyj216

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