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Charles J Lockwood, MD, MHCM
Dr Lockwood, Editor-in-Chief, is Dean of the Morsani College of Medicine and Senior Vice President of USF Health, University of South Florida, Tampa. He can be reached at [email protected]
Opinion: Repeating elective cesarean delivery before 39 weeks can be risky
Compared to birth at 39 weeks, elective CD at 37 to 38 weeks has been linked to several neonatal complications.
Opinion: Practicing Full Disclosure medicine
Fear of litigation, damage to reputation, and ostracism by peers have been responsible for a "code of silence." The wiser course in most circumstances is to reveal one's mistakes, and have a well thought out protocol for providing full disclosure.
Opinion: Practicing Full Disclosure medicine
Fear of litigation, damage to reputation, and ostracism by peers have been responsible for a "code of silence." The wiser course in most circumstances is to reveal one's mistakes, and have a well thought out protocol for providing full disclosure.
Opinion: Health-care financing debacle: Should we be paying for procedures rather than health?
The current system pays hospitals and physicians for procedures rather than maintaining patients' health. That only encourages the deployment of ever more expensive equipment and therapies, with little evidence that they improve health outcomes.
Opinion: New FHR monitoring standards: Something old and something new
The NIH/NICHD has released new guidelines on electronic fetal heart rate assessment. Two experts summarize the new standards and explain their value.
Opinion: New FHR monitoring standards: Something old and something new
The NIH/NICHD has released new guidelines on electronic fetal heart rate assessment. Two experts summarize the new standards and explain their value.
Opinion: Maternal mortality in Third World countries: How to stop a mother from dying every minute
Worldwide, at least 500,000 women a year die of pregnancy-related complications, with developing countries bearing most of the burden. Dr Lockwood recommends that hospitals and medical schools in richer nations pair up with major hospitals in Sub-Saharan Africa and other afflicted areas to address their specific training and financial needs.
Opinion: Obama vs McCain on the health-care crisis
McCain's plan is market driven and would employ refundable tax credits while Obama would build on the current employer-based insurance model. Both plans are flawed.
Opinion: Does your patient have a Personal Health Record yet?
Combining a PHR with a patient's electronic medical record (EMR) can help ob/gyns better manage complications, improve patient safety and perhaps increase practice revenue. Dr Lockwood's editorial outlines the obstacles to acheiving this electronic panacea.
Opinion: Is there really a physician shortage?
America is not suffering from a physician shortage but from a disorganized, fragmented health-care delivery system.

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