Such wide variations in how different doctors would treat a rather common
disease!! May I suggest reading a couple recent articles on variability in
The Cost Conundrum: What a Texas town can teach us about health care.
In Health Reform, a Cancer Offers an Acid Test
There is medical science, there is the art of medicine (a bedside manner,)
and then there is the mess of Jackson Pollock's No. 5.
I submit that these variations are an embarrassing example of the latter
that comparative effectiveness research needs to address.
Kevin Powell MD PhD FAAP
Saint Louis, MO
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well/ there we have it!! From d/c with Outpatient po?care to inpatient with
IV Rx(which I agree with, as this child will return to ED for persistent
cough w/o doubt!)Only thing left would be? a PICC line and home IV RX!!?Now,
all we need is a legal opinion!! I guess this is why we call it the "art" of
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