The Accad and Koka Report

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45. Brain Death at the Bedside

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11/22/2018Audio/Video
We revisit the question of brain death, this time with a more practical focus. What should doctors tell families of patients who fulfill neurological criteria for brain death?
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44. Economic vs. Political Means to Healthcare: A Conversation with Jeff Deist

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11/18/2018Audio/Video
Economic knowledge should not be the sole province of technical experts, but it is. The price we pay for this ignorance is that most people can easily fall prey to the political class and to the technocrats whose economic theory is generally far from sound.
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43. Doctors and Guns: Where Is the Lane?

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11/15/2018Audio/Video
Should doctors have something to say about guns? If so, what should they say?
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42. The Tyranny of Metrics: A Historian Weighs In

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11/12/2018Audio/Video
Bureaucratic appeal to measurement as a check on personal judgment rules the medical field but also permeates our entire culture. Guest Jerry Z. Muller brings a valuable historical perspective to the subject.
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41. Healthcare Policy in the Crosshairs: The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program

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11/08/2018Audio/Video
Could pushing policy levers on a grand scale conceivably have negative unintended consequences?
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40. Practicing Medicine in Canada: Promises and Realities

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11/03/2018Audio/Video
What’s the professional life of Canadian doctors really like? Guset Dr. Shawn Whatley informs us about the realities of healthcare in Canada.
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39. Freedom of Speech Regained: How NIFLA v. Becerra Could Impact Medical Practice

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10/29/2018Audio/Video
A recent US Supreme Court decision has struck down the “professional speech doctrine”. This decision may have far reaching implications across a number of human activities, including health care.
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38. Sally Pipes: The Case Against Single-Payer Healthcare

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10/25/2018Audio/Video
Support for a single-payer healthcare system in the United States seems to be growing inexorably. Before we resign ourselves to the inevitable fate of “Medicare-4-All,” it may be prudent to remind ourselves or understand better the arguments against a single-payer system.
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37. Hospital Sham Peer Review: What Doctors Need to Know

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10/20/2018Audio/Video
Peer review by colleagues is an important process by which doctors who misbehave or malpractice can be held accountable and, if necessary, prevented from harming patients. Unfortunately, the process can also be used in bad faith.
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36. Conversation with a Clinical Trialist

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10/16/2018Audio/Video
The life of a clinical trialist involves juggling multiple demands. Beyond the purely scientific questions are the clinical interests of the patient and the personal demands on the physician.
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