Skip to main content

View Diary: US Health Care Unmasked: A true story (122 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  No, and as I suspected (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Eyesbright, Chi

    You are missing the point.

    A doctor prescribed a medication the patient didn’t need.

    Why do you think he did that? Out of concern for the patient? Out of concern for the drug manufacturer? Out of concern for himself.

    I don't know this doctor, and I can't perceive to know what was on his mind, but I find it difficult to believe he was thinking about the patient when he did so.

    And there in lies the problem.

    The future is just a concept we use to avoid living today

    by MetalMD on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 09:29:00 AM PST

    [ Parent ]

    •  No, often times there is an "ideal" medicine, (0+ / 0-)

      alternatives, and then the least interventional.  I wish there was an easy right and wrong, but there is just not.  I wish medicine was that cut and dry.  This is why communication is so important.

      Corporations are driven by the bottom line, not by concerns for health, safety or the environment. This is why we need government regulations.

      by the dogs sockpuppet on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 11:17:10 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

    •  MMD - out of concern of being sued for malpractice (0+ / 0-)

      It's what drives much of how medicine is practiced in the US.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 01:48:14 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site