How Efficient Is U.S. Healthcare Really?

By: Kyle Jones, MD, FAAFPOriginally published on opmed.doximity.com in October 2018 One of the few people who may actually understand how all the myriad pieces of the U.S. healthcare system work together is Stanford University healthcare economist Victor Fuchs, PhD. In a recently published article in JAMA, he explored how inefficiently the U.S. system operates. He concluded that our nation’s micro-efficiency, or … More How Efficient Is U.S. Healthcare Really?

Scaling the Unscalable? To Scale Up Health Care, Scale Up the Role of the Physician

By: Kyle Jones, MD Originally published on OP-(m)ED The United States economy has evolved into one centered on scalability. Scalability signifies the ability to increase performance and efficiency under increasing workloads. In general, scalability implies creativity, idea creation, expertise in broad areas, allowing for the exportation of much non-scalable work/professions. Non-scalable models entail the opposite — an … More Scaling the Unscalable? To Scale Up Health Care, Scale Up the Role of the Physician

WANTED: “TEAMS” NOT “COWBOYS”

Originally published on University of Utah Health Accelerate Blog on October 13, 2017 Dr. Kyle Bradford Jones confronts a long-held cultural icon in medicine: the cowboy doctor. He argues that living up to the cowboy mythology undermines how physicians provide care – in trying to do it all, they actually do more harm. His cure for … More WANTED: “TEAMS” NOT “COWBOYS”

How Can Family Physicians Turn Back the Rising Suicide Rate?

By Kyle Jones, MD This was originally published on the American Academy of Family Physician’s Fresh Perspectives Blog  As both a physician and someone who suffers from depression and anxiety, I have been alarmed by what appears to be a dramatic rise in mental illness in our country. With this in mind, I was extremely saddened … More How Can Family Physicians Turn Back the Rising Suicide Rate?

Anecdotal vs Population-Based Decision Making

This article originally posted on Physicians Practice February 13, 2015 as, “When Physicians’ and Patients’ Perspectives Differ” Kyle Bradford Jones A 42 yo woman came in to see me recently complaining of some mild diffuse abdominal pain that coincided with constipation over the last couple of weeks. She had been completely symptom free before that point, … More Anecdotal vs Population-Based Decision Making