Do as much nothing as possible

Do as much nothing as possible

“13. The delivery of good medical care is to do as much nothing as possible.” “Laws of the House of God,” ~Samuel Shem

I have been a part of U.S. Medicine and this column for several years now. I am occasionally asked where my ideas come from for the editorials I produce. Many ideas, of course, are pulled right out of the headlines or the nightly news. Others are derived from my experiences, both medical and otherwise, that have a link (no matter how tenuous) to our collective experience as federal medicine providers.