[ExI] Study: Retail health clinics as good as doc office

John Clark jonkc at bellsouth.net
Mon Sep 7 20:14:18 UTC 2009

On Sep 5, 2009, at 12:04 PM, Max More wrote:

> Can't say I found the results surprising:
> http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32681973/ns/health-health_care/
> My sole experience, so far, visiting a MinuteClinic was very positive.

I'm not surprised either, I just wish things would move even further  
in that direction. I see no reason a nurse backed up with some good  
medical diagnostic software couldn't do as good a job as most doctors,  
maybe better; it's not like the doctor personally does the blood test  
or performs the MRI, and if you need a X ray the nurse will do it .  
But the doctor still gets by far the largest paycheck. I think the  
only time a supremely talented human being is still needed is in  
surgery, other than that moderately talented is good enough. I also  
think it would help if all prescriptions were over the counter,  
including Heroin.

It's interesting that in this big health care debate we're having now  
none of these ideas are even mentioned, nobody is asking why it's so  
damn expensive in the first place; all we hear is new and ever more  
convoluted ways for me to pay your medical bills and for you to pay my  
medical bills.

   John K Clark

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