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Can Obamacare Improve Patient Safety? Tort Reform Hasn't.

What is clear is that patient safety has not just taken a backseat to assigning blame for Healthcare.gov’s website debacle; it has been relegated to the deep recesses of the healthcare garage. What follows is the story of how one medical specialty made enormous strides in patient safety, and how another continues to miss its opportunity. The bigger question is whether Obamacare will foster a culture of quality care in general.

20100308_marrakech_257 by brandon.norris, via Flickr

Freulin Maria and the Von Trappe kids

Figure Drawing: Diehl's Anatomy for Artists and Students

NLF hospital near the Cambodian border. Vietnam War 1970

Doug Van Phuoc photo from Vietnam war

The suffragette who rode a scooter in 1916

The suffragette who rode a scooter in 1916 - There is just so much awesome happening in this picture!

Historic images of Vietnam war take by courageous AP photographers

This photograph was taken by German photojournalist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Horst Faas. It shows hovering U.S. Army helicopters pour machine-gun fire into the tree line to cover the advance of South Vietnamese ground troops as they attack a Viet Cong camp eighteen miles north of Tay Ninh, near the Cambodian border, March 1965