Editor-in-Chief Dr. Charles Lockwood’s Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for 2015

December 29, 2014

A wish list that would go a long way toward bringing peace on earth to the world's women and the ob/gyns who treat them.

Dr. Lockwood, Editor-in-Chief, is Dean of the Morsani College of Medicine and Senior Vice President of USF Health, University of South Florida, Tampa. He can be reached at DrLockwood@advanstar.com.

 

Our Editor-in-Chief's wish list is for peace on earth . . . and goodwill toward the world's women and the ob/gyns who treat them. Helping patients and their babies live longer and better tops the list, but making physicians' lives easier is important too; thus the wishes that involve less time spent on the computer, fighting lawsuits, and dealing with insurance reform. And regardless of profession, we'd all be better off if number 4 magically comes true!

 

No. 10: Reduce prevalence of obesity in US by 10%. 

No. 9: Do away with Sustainable Growth Rate; stop playing chicken with Medicare.

No. 8: Adopt tort reform to reduce defensive medicine cost.

No. 7: Find morcellation alternative & ensure vaginal hysterectomy not lost. 

No. 6: Increase HPV vaccinations; end US cervical cancer deaths. 

No. 5: Find a way to use EHRs that doesn’t take longer than seeing patients!

No. 4: Eliminate political ads (and reality shows) from TV.

No. 3: Lift the cap on residency slots

No. 2: Get the national preterm birth rate below 10% & end racial disparities.

No. 1: Eliminate preventable deaths during childbirth worldwide.

 

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