Respectful Insolence

Archives for June 29, 2006

A new study suggests that, adjusted for inflation, physicians’ incomes are, by and large, falling: Doctors may be well off compared with the bulk oftheir patients, but a new study says fees physicians get from the government and private insurers aren’t keeping up with inflation. Last week, the Center for Studying Health System Change said…

An unexpected question in a pub

Earlier this week, I was in Washington to attend my first ever NIH study section as an actual reviewer. It was definitely an illuminating experience, and overall I left with, believe it or not, more faith in the system the NIH uses to determine how grant money is doled out. Maybe I’ll become more cynical…