Sunday, June 17, 2007

The medical thought police are watching out for us

Just in case you didn’t know, a JAMA commentary provides this warning about things you can no longer say in public about U.S. health care:

There are 3 phrases that should and can no longer be said about the US health care system without qualification, embarrassment, criticism, or even denunciation: "The United States has the best health care system in the world," "Health care is special," and "New is better."

1 comment:

Doctor Dino said...

But the United States has a relatively poor health care system despite it being the nexus of medical technology development. Health care really is just another industry, with its own set of rules, just like every other industry has its own rules. And new is often worse (I will wait until new drugs cause cancer or heart attacks in other people's patients.)