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Daily Rounds: The Bush Miscarriage; Demanding Dr. Famous; Cholera Hits Port-Au-Prince; Romney’s Repudiation

Bush Recollection Puts Spotlight on Miscarriage – NYTimes.com “The image of a mother handing her teenage son a jar containing the remains of her just-miscarried fetus may be a disturbing one. But the scene, described by former President George W. Bush in his interview with Matt Lauer of NBC News on Monday night, has started a national conversation — both about his mother, Barbara Bush, and about the complex psychological fallout from miscarriage.” (The New York Times)

Running a hospital: I'm sorry, Doctor Famous is busy Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CEO Paul Levy writes: “What happens when a referring doctor insists that "Doctor Famous" see his or her patient, even when other physicians on the staff can do the job just as well? In Lean terms, waste is introduced into the system. As diagnosed below: The minute an additional seemingly unnecessary step is added to the flow it adds a huge delay.” (Running A Hospital)

Cholera Is Found in Port-au-Prince, Haiti – NYTimes.com “Medical officials say they believe that there are at least 73 cases here in the capital and, based on outbreaks in other countries, they fear that cholera may become a way of life that could afflict as many as 270,000 people over the next several years.” (The New York Times)

Rick Perry Calls On Mitt Romney To 'Repudiate' His Health Care Plan (VIDEO) “PERRY: I think it's a problem to go — if he were to stand up and say "You know what, this was a program that didn't work, and I wish I hadn't tried it" — I think that would help him substantially. But the fact is: they are so similar that it is going to be a major anchor unless he stands up and repudiates that approach.” (Huffington Post)