96% say only the attending physician should be making clinical decisions regarding the patient

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: When physicians prescribe a particular medication, they evaluate which drug is likely to work best for the individual patient — based on their knowledge of the patient’s illness and treatment history, other medical conditions, drug-to-drug interactions, and drug-disease interactions. Only the prescribing physician has enough clinical … Continue reading

Unhealthy Healthcare

How can the healthcare system be “unhealthy”? The Commonwealth Fund (a private, non-partisan, non-profit foundation) commissioned a survey that found that Americans pay more when they get sick than people in other Western nations and get more confused, error-prone treatment. Although it sounds like today’s news, the survey was conducted in 2005.  Not much has changed … Continue reading