Thursday, June 21, 2012

Medical Care Corruption

Being a medical provider, I find it morally offensive that someone would ask me to deliberately mislead a patient in hopes that they will purchase something that they do not need so that a business can line their pockets with some extra cash.

This has been a theme with a long history in my field and in many medical fields.

When medical care became business and money centered, it ceased to select the best advice for the patient. It became commerce. It became about the bottom line.

When a patient is told they need a procedure or device by a trusted medical provider, it is probably not without some reservations that they would decline the treatment. After all, who wants to wrong their body?

But when the drivers of healthcare are companies concerned primarily with profits and way down the line with healthcare, what do you expect? 

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