It has been a while since I have taken the time to welcome readers from around the world. I am prompted to do so after glancing at my StatCounter statistics. Among the last 500 visitors I find viewers from Korea, Lithuania, Nigeria, Italy, Finland, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Ukraine, Germany, Thailand, Israel, Iran, Singapore, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, Poland, Switzerland, Philippines, Sweden, South Africa, India, Pakistan, Denmark, Netherlands, Kyrgyzstan, United Kingdom, Turkey, and Canada (including Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, and Quebec), and 26 states in the USA. (Don't worry. I don't know who you are personally, just the region where your ISP address resides.)
I am honored to have all of you as visitors. I think the issues we face in running hospitals here in the US are not very different from those in other countries, and I welcome your participation in our discussions. Both signed and anonymous comments are welcome, and we encourage perspectives from all over the globe.