If it's an alternating Thursday, this must be Health Wonk Review day. This week's edition is hosted by Dr. Roy Poses at Health Care Renewal. While we have many wise wonks in our roster, Dr. Poses is one of the few participating physicians, a welcome perspective. His introduction to this week's HWR discusses the reasons why he and his physician co-bloggers launched their blog - to address threats to health care's core values, especially those stemming from concentration and abuse of power. Go check out his blog, and today's substantial issue of HWR.
Prescription Drug Study - Hot off the presses, NCCI's Prescription Drug Survey - 2007 Update. NCCI notes that there are signs that the prescription drug share of total medical costs for workers compensation is leveling off, and cites a few promising developments: some popular drugs that were frequently used in workers compensation claims have been withdrawn from the marketplace; generic versions of some popular drugs have been approved; and the introduction of new drugs has slowed.
OSHA Update - OSHA introduces a few new resources of note:
- Spanish PowerPoint health & safety presentations for construction and general industry. These training aids were developed in conjunction with the University of South Florida, an OSHA Training Institute Education Center.
- Public Health Notification from FDA, CDC, EPA and OSHA: Avoiding Hazards with Using Cleaners and Disinfectants on Electronic Medical Equipment
- Seasonal Influenza Vaccination – Important Protection for Healthcare Workers (PDF)
- Wildfire recovery workers safety - a compilation of resources.