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October 27, 2017

BehindTheMedspeak: How efficient is your ER?


Oh, the stories I could tell you... but you wouldn't believe them.

Trust me on this: I'm a doctor.

But I digress.

From the Wall Street Journal:


Crowded ERs and long wait times aren't just annoying — they have bad effects for patient outcomes and satisfactions."

The tables show the median time spent in emergency rooms, in minutes, by patients who were admitted (national median: 279 minutes) and by patients who were discharged (national median: 138 minutes).

You can search for a hospital by name, or sort the hospitals by state or any other category by clicking on each column header.


Up top, data for Podunkville's two hospitals.

NHS, read it and weep.

October 27, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Something happened

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When I woke up on August 8 I thought it was a day like any other. 

But no... something got into me and I decided to bump up my boj posts by 50%: from 2/day to 3/day.

It's been 10 weeks since I made the switch: anyone notice?



Never mind.

I have NO idea why I decided to increase my posting frequency, unlike when in 2012, after 8 years, I slowed my posts from 8/day down to 6 because my mojo wasn't as strong as initially.

Then, in 2014, the onset of my fourth major depression and my subsequent inability to do much more than empty Gray Cat's litter box on a regular basis for nearly two years resulted in a further slowing to 4 and then 2 posts/day.

But enough about that.

Wait a sec... what's that book I'm remembering?

October 27, 2017 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

Ramen Sticky Notes


• Resealable zipper bag


• 155 ramen-printed 3.5" x 3" notes


• "Perfect notes every time — no boiling water!"


$8 ("flavoring packet not included").

[via iseeabitarou]

October 27, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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