By Evan Falchuk
Some good links from around the web:
1. Dr. Bob Centor wants to Keep Politics Out of Medical Decision-Making. I agree – but is the cat already out of the bag?
2. The Happy Hospitalists links to someone selling stuffed animals shaped like the H1N1 virus. They look like pink tribbles.
3. Mark Boles continues to insist that in marketing – like in any line of work – you absolutely must know your customer.
4. A colleague, who is a health care media expert, asked me if I could explain the recent poll showing a sharp rise in consumer confidence in health care in October. Looking at the details of the poll, which seemed to give contradictory answers, I told him I couldn’t explain it either. Dan Drezner makes a similar observation about polling on foreign policy.
5. David Harlow at HealthBlawg talks about how ten years after the landmark report that showed 98,000 Americans dying each year from medical errors, things haven’t gotten much better. Bonus points to David for working in a reference to the band Ten Years After.
6. And, on a personal note, here’s an article about my mother’s work as the President of Hadassah – Madoff: One Year Later. And here’s one about my brother, co-creator of Fox’s Glee, who signed a new deal with 20th TV.
UPDATE: Welcome, Wired readers.
For those who are here from other sources, check out Curtis Silver’s interview with my brother (and Best Doctors success story) about his show Glee. Curtis previously interviewed me for his terrific blog, Geek Dad.