I had heard this type of information before in interviews, but this article in the New Yorker spells in out in chilling detail…today’s doctors are turning into business men. A decade ago doctor’s weren’t pushing as much testing or procedures, and spent more time with patients.
Today areas of America that receive more “care” are NOT more healthy than areas that don’t. Not only do more tests and procedures generate higher patient bills, it also puts their lives more at risk and generates more health complications.
Read for yourself.
The Cost Conundrum
What a Texas town can teach us about health care.
by Atul Gawande