[ExI] USA Health Costs

painlord2k at libero.it painlord2k at libero.it
Sat Jun 6 18:02:09 UTC 2009

Il 06/06/2009 19.00, Stathis Papaioannou ha scritto:
> 2009/6/7 painlord2k at libero.it<painlord2k at libero.it>:
>>> This is the sort of decision doctors make all the time, and there are
>>> guidelines based on research for what tests and procedures should be
>>> performed in a particular situation.
>> And the guidelines change with the time.
> Of course, everything is tentative in science. Some treatments we use
> today will be eventually shown to be useless or harmful, but we can
> only follow the best evidence we have at a particular time.

The main point is that the decision is only of the patient.
Where did "informed decision" by the patient fit in this.

The doctor choose, the government choose, and the patients pay.

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