Latest Jerome Groopman Stories

2012-09-13 23:23:18

'There is more to life than death,' Hartzband and Groopman write In the medical world, where decisions invariably involve risk and uncertainty, two Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center physicians note that experts generally base their recommendations on the outcome of death, which is "readily determined, easily quantified, concrete." "There is more to life than death," Pamela Hartzband, MD, and Jerome Groopman, MD, write in the Sept. 12 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine....

2011-10-13 09:56:12

BIDMC physicians lament the devaluation of clinical judgment in today's health care world Physicians who once only grappled with learning the language of medicine must now also cope with a health care world that has turned hospitals into factories and reduced clinical encounters to economic transactions, two Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center physicians lament. "Patients are no longer patients, but rather 'customers' or 'consumers'. Doctors and nurses have transmuted into 'providers,'...

2010-03-25 12:15:47

BOSTON "“ The Internet has had a profound effect on clinical practice by providing both physicians and patients with a wealth of information. But with those rewards come risks of incorrect or poorly interpreted information that require that a doctor "never be optional." "Nothing has changed clinical practice more fundamentally than "¦ the Internet," write Pamela Hartzband MD and Jerome Groopman MD of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in the March 25 edition of the New England...

2009-08-06 08:08:56

As President Obama and Congress weigh changes in the nation's health care system they must avoid creating a system where physicians are financially motivated to pressure patients into mandated treatments that conflict with their values and needs, two Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center physicians warn.Writing in the Aug. 6 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, Pamela Hartzband, MD, and Jerome Groopman, MD, caution that health care reform carries with it the potential to create a...

2009-01-09 08:24:13

The idea of containing health care costs by itemizing and assigning value to each task a physician does could reduce productivity, impair quality and perhaps even increase costs, according to some physicians.In a New England Journal of Medicine "Perspective" two Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School physicians cite studies that suggest assigning a monetary value to every aspect of a physician's time could be self-defeating.Pamela Hartzband, M.D., and Jerome Groopman,...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'