Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Grand Rounds 2.05 Up

Grand Rounds 2.05 is up, at Hospital Impact.  H.I.'s banner poses the question: what will it take for our hospitals to be the best run organizations on the face of the planet?  It's a good question.  Right now, according to the WHO, the American healthcare system ranks 37th in the world.  Just ahead of Cuba, in fact.  

Actually, hospitals are just a part of the healthcare system, and there are serious people who are trying to improve them, and doing a good job of it.  The problem with health care in the USA is not a lack of bang; rather, it's the old bang:buck ratio thing.  The point of sites such as Hospital Impact is to figure out how to get more bangs for fewer bucks.

Grand Rounds is a celebration of those bangs, and it doesn't cost any bucks.  The host this week is to be commended for an arduous task of compiling the submissions, and presenting them in a nice, palatable format.  

Readability hint: Sitemeter tells me that 70% of you are still using Internet Explorer.  Don't do that.  It is no way to read a carnival.  Instead, use a tabbed browser, such as Firefox.  Set the preferences to 1) open new tabs in background, and 2) load middle-clicked URLs in tabs; then, just middle-click on all the links.  You get all the posts open in individual tabs, ready for you to read at your leisure.  

Get Firefox!