Greetings from beautiful Eagle, CO! This is truly my happy place and I feel very fortunate that I get to spend time so much time here with my whole family in celebration of my dad’s 70th (except sadly my spouse, who headed back to work today–you’ll find her teaching here the next couple days, for all you peds folks). Granted, skiing and party planning has taken up most of my time, but here are a few things I’ve been reading since last we spoke:

3 Reasons Why You Should Negotiate Your Salary (AAUW)

He Was Supposed to Take a Photo (NY Times) {trigger warning}

Two Cases, One Conclusion on Military Justice (NY Times)

Rikers Island Struggles With a Surge in Violence and Mental Illness (NY Times)

The Top 10 Most Startling Facts About People of Color and Criminal Justice in the United States (American Progress)

Doctors and Tech: Who Serves Whom? (The Atlantic)

What Makes a Good Doctor? And Can We Measure It? (The Health Care Blog)

Patient satisfaction: Hospitals are not like car dealerships (KevinMD.com) {Ed: I have to say I agree with his premise, if not his metrics; valet parking, prettier lobbies and waiting rooms, etc. often come at the expense of nursing staff. Want better patient satisfaction? Have more nurses—retain the experienced ones, place a premium on things that enhance job satisfaction, like educational opportunities and no mandatory overtime, and add mentoring programs for new nurses. That will increase patient satisfaction.}

12 Ways TIME Got It Wrong (CCASA)

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