Sunday, October 08, 2006

Inquiring Minds Want to Know

From the October issue of Readers Digest:

"Management is doing things right,
Leadership is doing the right things." Peter Drucker

The Institute of Medicine looked at the prevalence of medication errors and found:
*The average hospital patient is the victim of about one medication error per day
*There are atleast 1.5 million preventable adverse drug events each year
*Each harmful error adds $8750 to the cost of your hospital stay

To reduce your risk:
*Keep records of all drugs you take and monitor them
*All doctors should switch to e-prescriptions by 2010.

Lawyer Joke anyone?
On a trip together, a Hindu, a rabbi and a lawyer stop at a farmhouse and ask to stay the night. There's space for two, but one will have to sleep in the barn. "I'll go" the Hindu volunteers. A few minutes later, the lawyer and the rabbi hear a knock. "There's a cow in the barn" the Hindu says. "A cow is sacred, and I cannot sleep with a sacred beast." "No problem, I can do it" the rabbi says, grabbing his pillow. But minutes later, the rabbi knocks. "There's a pig in the barn. It's an unclean animal-my belief forbids me to be near such a creature." With a tired sigh, the lawyer heads out. Almost immediately, there's a third knock at the door. It's the cow and the pig.