OT 108: Opangolin Thread by Scott Alexander – Bi-weekly public open thread. Comments of the week are on cancer research and ‘why we should make humans cold-blooded’. More meetups added. Scott is interested in meetup reports.
David Meltzer On The Doctor Patient Relationship by EconTalk – “Meltzer argues that the increasing use of hospitalists–specialists who take over a patient from the patient’s regular doctor once the patient is hospitalized–has raised costs and hurt patients. The initial results from his study show that patients who stay with their doctors have fewer subsequent hospitalizations and have better mental health. The conversation closes with a discussion of the challenges facing the current medical system to adopt cost-saving or life-improving technology or techniques.”