News Ticker

Articles by Nii Darko, DO, MBA

Nii Darko, DO, MBA
About Nii Darko, DO, MBA

Dr. Darko is a board-certified general surgeon who currently practices in Pennsylvania. He began writing for Policy Prescriptions® in 2012. Contact: Facebook | Twitter | More Posts

Over a third of trauma patients are over-triaged

State trauma systems try to put scarce resources to the best use. Yet, over-triage of minor injuries is costly and inefficient. With estimated costs as high as $163 billion, trauma care represents close to 10% of US health care expenditures. Studies [...]

October 28, 2013 // 0 Comments

Do cellphone bans work?

New evidence states that cellphone bans have not yet demonstrated an overall decrease in fatal crashes. Whether it be from the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) or the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), cellphone use while [...]

June 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

Is there a benefit to care management?

Care management requires nurses to engage patients with hopes of reducing costs and improving outcomes. Care management programs often utilize direct communication between patients and nurses to encourage appropriate treatment while ultimately [...]

May 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

Employer mandates: essential to reform?

Two states currently have employer mandates to provide health care for workers. New data from San Francisco updates the effectiveness of this strategy to insure America.  In January 2008, the city of San Francisco implemented the Health Care [...]

February 11, 2013 // 1 Comment

1 2 3