PodMed – Week of November 9, 2015


This week’s topics include safety of kidney donation, off-label use of prescription drugs, death in middle age, and spending and malpractice.

Program notes:

0:34 Death in middle aged people
1:35 In contrast to everywhere else in the world
2:35 Opiates?
3:20 Off-label prescription drug use
4:20 Over 46,000 patients
5:20 Chance where medical records might help
5:45 Spending and malpractice
6:45 Looked at database
7:41 Kidney donor risk tool
8:42 Predict over the next 10 or 15 years
9:25 Does not tell an individual’s outcome
10:19 End

Related blog: http://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2015/11/06/kidney-transplant-safety/