Mea sententia...

Mea Sententia (which translates roughly as 'My Opinion') has been my intermittent blog since 2011. Much of my writing is about medical issues, but my topics range through philosophy, behavioral and decision making, management, humor, and persona/family anecdotes.
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Stickiness

An important part of medical care is the sharing of information.

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Innovate or devolve

“If you are not innovating, you are deteriorating.” 

― Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha


 

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Is preventive care cost-effective or valuable?

It has become fashionable to assess the ‘value’ of medical care with a financial metric: Is this test cost effective? Does that intervention save money? 

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Inertia

The problem with bureaucracy is reluctance to respond to change. Its motto is 'Ready, aim, aim, aim, aim …'  It just can't pull the trigger! 

(Anonymous)

 

status quo

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Frozen pipes and PTSD

I know when and why I developed PTSD (Pipe Traumatic Stress Disorder).

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My nightmare on snowshoes

I love to snowshoe in the fields and woods behind my house.

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My Marlboro moment

If you grew up in a smoking household back in the 1950s, you probably experimented with cigarettes on the sly.   I know I did, in elementary school.


 

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Bottlenecks

The bottleneck is always the top of the bottle. 

- Peter Drucker

 

leaders

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Lip swelling

The message on my door was: “Mrs. Grantham wants biopsy report sent to dermatologist. None in her chart.” 

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Argument

"The aim of argument and of discussion, should not be victory, but progress."

- Joseph Joubert

 

debate 

 

 

 

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