You may assume that palliative care is synonymous with end-of-life or hospice care. Our goal is to eliminate this common misconception.
It is only through primary and community care that we will be able to vaccinate populations that are neglected and/or mistrustful of the health-care system.
Medical students must take up family medicine, since our health-care system needs strong family physicians to face the long-term impacts of COVID-19 for years to come.
If we were to weigh all health outcomes, not only deaths due to COVID-19, would we continue blunt, sweeping lockdowns as our main public health strategy?
The illness and the outcomes may differ between cases but the issue is ultimately the same – people are waiting too long to seek medical attention.
In pediatrics, we are late to the Choosing Wisely movement. We have not yet fully appreciated the critical importance of this program.