Monday, May 6, 2013

The Decline of the Medical Profession

I'm not sure I completely agree with this piece, as there have been some studies that show protocols that are simple, and based on experience, dramatically reduce infections and other problems that come from older surgeons and doctors who don't think some of the tasks are needed. Some are designed to prevent mistakes, but some others are definitely designed to prevent lawsuits, which is bad.

However there is a statement in here I believe in: " The root of the problem is that patients are not payers."

I was hoping the ACA would help fix this, and eliminate the employer based health care that helps prevent us from being payers.

I also have friends in the UK and Canada that don't only see high priced private care for those only with money. There are reasonably priced private cares and the public care isn't completely mediocre and with long waits. It's reasonable, in their minds.

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