Kill as Few Patients as Possible

The classic book on the art and humor of practicing medicine, celebrating its 20th anniversary in a new gift edition with updates throughout. Previous editions have sold more than 200,000 copies.

Author: Oscar London

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 9781580089173

Category: Humor

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This oft-quoted all-time favorite of the medical community will gladden--and strengthen--the hearts of patients, doctors, and anyone entering medical study, internship, or practice. With unassailable logic and rapier wit, the sage Dr. Oscar London muses on the challenges and joys of doctoring, and imparts timeless truths, reality checks, and poignant insights gleaned from 30 years of general practice--while never taking himself (or his profession) too seriously. The classic book on the art and humor of practicing medicine, celebrating its 20th anniversary in a new gift edition with updates throughout. Previous editions have sold more than 200,000 copies. The perfect gift for med students and grads as well as new and practicing physicians. Approximately 17,000 students graduate from med school each spring in North America.
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Evidence Based Practice Workbook

Kill as Few Patients as Possible:And 56 Other Essays on How to Be the World's Best Doctor, Edition 2, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, California, USA. Australian Parliament House flagpole (81 m) Ayear of MEDLINE indexed journals At best, ...

Author: Paul P. Glasziou

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470766057

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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The Evidence-based Practice Workbook is an ideal tool for use by GPs, medical specialists and other healthcare professionals to learn the concepts of evidence-based practice (EBP). Practical and interactive, this workbook provides simple methods to help health professionals find and use the best evidence to answer clinical questions, developing their skills in: asking clinical questions searching for answers discriminating good from poor information and research using the answers to make clinical decisions. This attractive, colour workbook provides a clear explanation of EBP skills and concepts. Written by internationally respected authors, this expanded and updated edition has been developed from evidence-based practice workshops run by the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at the University of Queensland and Oxford, and contains information and exercises to help health professionals learn how to use EBP in their clinical practice.
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Patient Satisfaction Pays

196 PATIENT SATISFACTION PAYS Exhibit 17-1 Excerpts from Kill As Few Patients As Possible Rule 2. Have a Lovely Office ... A doctor's office should be decorated tastefully - but not expensively , unless he prefers a burglar over a ...

Author: Stephen Walter Brown

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0834203944

Category: Medical

Page: 440

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Patient Satisfaction Pays shows you how to strengthen your practice in the areas by which patients measure quality service. Find a treasury of practical techniques to increase patient satisfaction in this unique handbook.
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Improving Patient Satisfaction Now

Kill as few patients as possible and fifty - six other essays on how to be the world's best doctor . Berkeley , CA : Ten Speed Press , 5-6 . 6. Rosenbluth , H.F. , and P.D. McFerrin . 1992. The customer comes second and other secrets of ...

Author: Anne-Marie Nelson

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0834209225

Category: Medical

Page: 378

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In today's health care environment, having satisfied patients just isn't enough. You're now being judged by payers and compared to other providers and patient satisfaction is a big part of that evaluation. Improving Patient Satisfaction Now: How to Earn Patient and Payer Loyalty explains why understanding and meeting patient expectations is not only nice to know, it's necessary to know! It gives you action steps in all areas of the practice. Through anecdotes and real-life examples from practicing physicians, you'll learn how to develop higher patient satisfaction, more compliant patients, a more productive and committed staff, and practical techniques to increase patient satisfaction in this updated edition.
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An Irish Country Doctor

“ Ah tell thee , Mills , thou'll not do ought as daft as that again , not to my patients you won't . ... “ I suppose letting the customers see me wandering round in a white coat with Kill as Few Patients as Possible sticking out wasn't ...

Author: Patrick Taylor

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 9781429920629

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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An Irish Country Doctor from bestselling author Patick Taylor is a charming and engrossing tale that will captivate readers from the very first page—and leave them yearning to visit the Irish countryside of days gone by. Barry Laverty, M.B., can barely find the village of Ballybucklebo on a map when he first sets out to seek gainful employment there, but already he knows that there is nowhere he would rather live than in the emerald hills and dales of Northern Ireland. The proud owner of a spanking-new medical degree and little else in the way of worldly possessions, Barry jumps at the chance to secure a position as an assistant in a small rural practice. At least until he meets Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly. The older physician, whose motto is to never let the patients get the upper hand, has his own way of doing things. At first, Barry can't decide if the pugnacious O'Reilly is the biggest charlatan he has ever met, or the best teacher he could ever hope for. Through O'Reilly Barry soon gets to know all of the village's colorful and endearing residents, including: A malingering Major and his equally hypochondriacal wife; An unwed servant girl, who refuses to divulge the father of her upcoming baby; A slightly daft old couple unable to marry for lack of a roof; And a host of other eccentric characters who make every day an education for the inexperienced young doctor. Ballybucklebo is long way from Belfast, and Barry is quick to discover that he still has a lot to learn about the quirks and traditions of country life. But with pluck and compassion and only the slightest touch of blarney, he will find out more about life—and love—than he ever imagined back in medical school. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Ethics Law and Aging Review Volume 7

Simply put, as Oscar London's self-explanatory book title says, “Kill as Few Patients as Possible” (London, 1987). Otherwise, the first step in avoiding patient injury and occasional death is to develop a strong, positive relationship ...

Author: Marshall B. Kapp, JD, MPH, FCLM

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826115799

Category: Medical

Page: 230

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Health care and human service professionals often experience anxiety about potential adverse legal repercussions for actions taken or not taken in the course of caring for patients or clients. In this volume, professionally distinguished and diverse authors discuss both the real and perceived legal liability context within which health and human service delivery to older persons takes place. The benefits and costs of litigious, legislative, and regulatory interventions on the quality of care and the quality of life for recipients of geriatric services is evaluated. Most important, chapters present suggestions for ways to effectively reduce or manage legal risks and anxieties while improving patient care. This volume fills a gap in the literature by providing careful and accurate analysis of legal issues rarely translated into practical and useful advice for health care and human service professionals.
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Kill as few patients as possible. It was suddenly, terrifyingly hilarious. Gradually her laughter died, and she felt hollow. Around her, the infirmary resounded with wailing. She took a long breath. Other patients needed her.

Author: Blake Charlton

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781429949880

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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In a world where one's magical prowess is determined by one's skill with words and ability to spell, Nicodemus is a wizardly apprentice afflicted by a curse that causes him to misspell magical texts. Now, the demon who cursed him has hatched a conspiracy to force Nicodemus to change language and ultimately use it to destroy all human life. As Nico tries to thwart the demon's plan, he faces challenges from all sides. But his biggest challenge is his own disability, which causes him to create chaos wherever he goes. And the chaos surrounding Nico is affecting the world so profoundly that the kingdom to which he has fled to gather strength is on the brink of civil war, and he suspects that his closest allies-even Francesca, whom he loves more than life itself-may be subject to the demon's vast powers. As Nico tries to forestall the apocalypse, he realizes that he doesn't know if he can fully trust anyone, not even the woman he loves. And if he makes one wrong move, not only will his life be forfeit, he may end up destroying all mortal life as well.Introducing new twists to the unique magical system of Spellwright, and exploring issues that will bring readers a deeper appreciation of a fascinating world, Spellbound is sure to please Blake Charlton's fans and increase their number. Spellbound is a Kirkus Reviews Best of 2011 Science Fiction & Fantasy title. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Take Heart

She was calmly reading a book entitled “Kill as Few Patients as Possible: and Fifty-Six other Essays on How to be the World's Best Doctor” by Oscar London. Attempting to ignore the book that was in the patient's lap, I began summarizing ...

Author: Philip D. Houck


ISBN: 9780557017430

Category: Cardiology

Page: 244

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