Two soccer players are dead and another is injured after lightning struck a tree that they were standing beneath to shelter from a storm in Houston.
Fox News Sunday discussed entitlement reform and “the swing states that could decide the general election” today with two Republican governors, Terry Branstad of Iowa and Rick Scott of Florida. No Democrats took part. When asked about how to deal with people who don’t have health insurance, Scott replied that “The way to fix that” is to put patients in privately-owned managed care organizations (one of which he just may have a financial interest in) “which will help make sure they get to a primary care doctor or get to a specialist… so they don’t end up in an emergency room.”
The yield of all this testing – they diagnosed a few UTIs, and one blood culture grew out salmonella. The authors appropriately feel this testing strategy is excessively wasteful – and confirms the AAP recommendations.