‘This Case Could Spell the Beginning of the End’: What We Heard This Week

Derick Alison
Derick Alison
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“This case could spell the beginning of the end for private equity’s unwelcome intrusion at the bedside.” — Robert McNamara, MD, of Temple University in Philadelphia, on the Federal Trade Commission’s lawsuit against U.S. Anesthesia Partners and its private equity backers.

“I hope this puts the ‘it’s all in your head’ idea to rest.” — Ziyad Al-Aly, MD, of Washington University in St. Louis and the VA St. Louis Healthcare System, discussing blood biomarker signatures in people with long COVID.

“Philanthropy that has the potential to jeopardize patient-physician relationships is counterproductive to what that relationship ought to be.” — Omar Atiq, MD, president of the American College of Physicians, on his organization’s stance against physicians engaging in fundraising efforts that solicit patients for donations.

“It’s almost like water leaving a bathtub faster than it’s coming in.” — Leah Grant, MBA, president of AMN Healthcare’s Physician Solutions division, on the number of physicians leaving the workforce.

“From a security standpoint, it would be better if the specialist came to the jail or prison, but very few are willing to do that.” — Jeffrey Keller, MD, president of the American College of Correctional Physicians, on recent reports of inmates escaping from hospitals.

“Federal agencies have been through this drill before, and they know how to manage it.” — Joseph Grogan, JD, of the University of Southern California Schaeffer Center in Los Angeles, on the potential effect of a government shutdown on health agencies.

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