Daily Archives: 23 June 2004

Low and Inside

I’m at home again today. If all goes well, I’ll be back at work tomorrow.

Speaking of doctors. Acknowledging that they spend more care hitting golf balls then attending to their patients, surgeons in the US will begin new procedures to ensure that the foot they amputate is the one that is supposed to be cut off.

Beginning July 1st, surgeons are supposed to take a “time out” to confirm they are operating on the right patient, that they have correctly identified the body part to be worked on, and if there is more than one part, that they have the correct one. You would think surgeons would already be doing this but I guess in the factory like atmosphere that operating rooms have become it is not. See the full story here.