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The NMP (Not my patient. Not my problem) Problem Endemic in Medicine

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Today's special program is the NMP Problem in Medicine. NMP stands for 'not my patient, not my problem" an endemic yet widespread 'infection'. A  byproduct of an excessively hierarchical & over-engineered specialist & subspecialist culture in medicine so wide & deep even the best of the best present with blindspots (ie, implicit or confirmation bias) while we the patient, family member, friend or loved ones often pay a very steep price. In my case, my Son Anthony John Masters may be it's latest victum to lose his life in the care of 'physicians' (faculty, fellows, residents, interns & PAs) staffing a Level I trauma, teaching affiliate hospital of a world class medical school - Ichan Mt Sinai School of Medicine), albeit this phenonmenon plays out daily so who knows who may be suffering as we speak?

Host Gil Bashe interviews colleague & Health UnaBASHEd executive producer on the untimely & avoidable death of his 38 year old son Anthony John Masters. For more information on NMP or to follow developments in space see: Health Innovation Media, 'Tony Masters Forever: Friends Share Their Experience' Reports from the bedside: Observations on the ‘NMP’ Culture endemic in many U.S. health systems; follow @GreggMastersMPH on twitter tagging #TeamTony, #EndNMP & #NMP.