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Employment is just the first step. Historically, we have forced many participants in the medical community, such as pharmaceutical companies, to test their products through clinical trials that rely on the scientific method. Physicians, however, develop their practice styles through personal experiences with small numbers of patients and their immediate colleagues. The result has been a patchwork of treatment patterns, broad differences in outcomes, and little consideration of costs.

Dressing for Success or Dressing for StressTwo weeks ago, readers of the May 23 Wall Street Journal front page learned that 1.) slippers are now acceptable office wear in some New York companies and 2) Nordstrom, a retail chain, has requested piano players in its department stores to stop wearing tuxedos and dresses. The formality is apparently jarring to customers. companies in the last few years, starting of course on the high tech/dot com West coast and moving most recently to East coast inve

Nursing home care is costly in aggregate because of the aging of the population. However, again, we have decent price transparency. Much of the cost of nursing home care consists of relatively low cost labor plus real estate neither of which is increasing faster than general inflation for the most part. On the positive side, the percentage of the elderly population in nursing homes is considerably lower than it was 30 years ago.

In the past, doctors never saw it as part of their job to know or to care about healthcare costs unless the patient specifically brought it up as an issue for him or her. Quite recently, the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is finally starting an effort to systematically identify which cancer drugs are most cost-effective in which situations even as the long term trend in oncology is toward more customized treatments based on genomics.

No, the only doctors needed are the ones who are the paid shills of the politicians, who set health policy for the rest of the country in accordance to the political ideology of those in power. (no reference to any particular surgeon general nominee is intended) 041b061a72


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