The classic standardized clinical trial used to be a simple trial of one endpoint, like death. But to find a way to reduce cost or improve the chance for a positive outcome cunning doctors along with Pharma are producing trials where there are composite endpoints or even trials that have "run-in periods" that toss out anyone with an adverse effect before officially starting the trial. Many may not be aware of this so I discuss two major trials, one with a positive composite endpoint even though the drug killed more people than placebo and another, run-in trial, where the investigators tossed out 15% of the participants because of adverse effects before the official trial began.
I've uncovered a carefully planned scheme that appears to allow a cardiologist to inappropriately perform millions of dollars of studies and bill then to you, the taxpayer!
Many in medicine who are too naive or too foolish admire the physicians who spend their lives in the hospital yet sacrifice their family for their position. Today I'd like to honor those I met in healthcare who put their family first and say to them,
" A job Well Done."
You call for a nurse and she comes. You ask for help and she's there. She weighs you, checks your pulse and blood pressure but when you look at the ID it has CNA on it and not RN.
According to a nurse who worked at Cayuga Medical Center, recurrent medication errors and inadequate staffing continue to result in dangerous patient safety issues. Isn't it time for the New York State Department of Health to investigate?
I made a big mistake in navigating the treacherous healthcare system for a relative. I feel for those who have no background in healthcare and go on blind faith in a very broken system. But once a mistake is recognized DON'T be afraid to change course and go to another healthcare center. A big thanks to all the providers at Hebrew Home in Riverdale.