It's been an amazing week on the blogs. I marked so many posts to re-read, I could barely keep up with the new posts coming down the pipeline. Here's a few that got me thinking:
A great post by Dr. Happy on community based health care solutions.
Kevin MD's goodbye to Tim Russert.
Another Medical Breakthrough! Dragonfly gets her first delivery.
Small joys in a life in medicine: the Buckeye Surgeon explains why he enjoys weekend rounds. Sid Schwab at Surgeonsblog had a bunch of great posts, such as this one on being human, and this one on physician empathy.
Gnarly observations: Scalpel or Swordexposes the dreaded hand tissue, 10 Out of 10 gets buggy with it and--via Kevin MD--a story of a uniquely contaminated wound. Oh, don't forget Suture for a Living's informative but not-for-the-fainthearted look at the pitfalls of wearing rings.
Many are worried about the rapid expansion of hospitalist programs and responsibilities: Dr. RW states "Hospitalists are taking on too much too fast" and DB Medical Rants points out the pitfalls of staffing hospitalists with short-time and fill-in docs.