The Slippery Slope of Healthcare and the Corona Virus

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We learn why…

  • Americans are better at dealing with crises than preventing them.
  • No information is always better than bad information.
  • When it comes to testing, treatments, and vaccines if there is no profit – there will be no service.
  • Public health initiatives beat all other medical advice. It prolongs more lives, far more safely and for far less money.
  • Cost, access, quality, and outcomes have lagged dangerously long before this outbreak.
  • It should come as no surprise that the United States is in embarrassment in its healthcare delivery system in almost every measurable metric.
  • Science plays a surprisingly minimal role in medical pronouncements.
  • Data is deceiving. Nietzsche said, “There are no data, just interpretation.”
  • We must be aware of the variation in the quality and reliability of the media.
  • People expect too much care but accept too much bad advice.
  • Doctors have their own agendas, biases, and politics. We don’t always just work for you.
  • We should rethink the need for elective care.
  • The U.S. has fewer practicing physicians than almost all comparable countries.
  • U.S. hospitals have more employees than most comparable countries, but most are high paying administrative jobs that don’t improve clinical outcomes.
  • Price gauging was rampant in pre-Corona times too.

Contact Author Steven Z. Kussin, MD

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