Archives for February 17, 2004

Basra Beach

selling real-estate the hard way

Minds for medicine, hearts for real estate. Another in a series from my friend, returned from FH3.

An Homage to the Navy Corpsman On corpsmen….
He’s got a great post from the grunt perspective. Enjoy the reading.

Bad Followup

In medicine generally, and in Emergency Medicine specifically, we don’t get enough feedback about how the patients we saw did after our part of their treatment ended. It’s not just idle curiosity, either: sometimes we learn from things that worked well, and from others that didn’t.

Today I got some odd feedback. One of our excellent techs, out of the blue, said “you remember a guy you treated about 2 weeks ago for a finger infection”?

‘Yes’, said I.

“He’s dead now”. (Picture me becoming the color of my lab coat, trying to not perspire). “His cousin killed him”.

Aah. Not the feedback I’m used to.