Tuesday, November 18, 2008

60% of Doctors Would Not Recommend a Career in Medicine...

This is a little off-topic, but this story caught my eye today. The lack of vision in the healthcare industry is at least partly to blame for this trend. Doctors today are burdened by so much mundane record keeping, that it leaves precious little time to actually treat patients.

I don't see an easy fix to this situation, but when 60% of Doctors would not recommend their own profession it is a pretty stinging indictment of our current model.

4 comments:

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Anonymous said...

Doctors today are burdened by so much mundane record keeping, that it leaves precious little time to actually treat patients.

I don't see an easy fix to this situation, but when 60% of Doctors would not recommend their own profession it is a pretty stinging indictment of our current model.


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The healthcare system has become about getting rich and less about care giving. The end results are paper work to track care given to fine ways to save money.

In France the system is not about getting rich, it is about care giving. One national healthcare plan, means less greedy, stockholder profit oriented corporations with their fingers in the pie.

Doctors make a salary that makes them upper class, but not rich. but they serve more people and do less desk work. Paper work cost money, to generate it, process it, store it and so on. That makes healthcare more expensive. but it is the only way we now have to track down the people that are gaming the system for unwarranted profits that drive up costs as well.

The healthcare industry we have now is working, but it is working the hardest for the wall street investors and stockholders that demand big profits and returns for their investment. And the common medical patients are getting priced out of the healthcare system because of such greed.

The only way I can see fixing such a mess, in this political climate with a rich and powerful greedy healthcare industry is able to buy legislation and the public opinions they want. Is to let the healthcare implode under its own weight, letting enough people and families be priced out of healthcare all together that the system fails and needs a real overhaul.

This one with out the greedy profit takers!

Obama care really just prolongs the problems. With government subsidies helping more families afford healthcare. we just continue to feed the greedy, big profit driven healthcare machine with no reason for them to change. It just gives the healthcare profit machine a bigger tit to suck from. With all its problems still intact!!!!

The worst thing that ever happened to healthcare was letting Wall Street get involved.

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