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  •  Exactly! (1+ / 0-)
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    HeyMikey

    You nailed it.  "Evidence-based medicine is a "scientific form of rationing." (May I borrow that venacular?  Well put.)

    Now, this must be explained to the American people, so that "rationing" (and I mean just the basic standalone word) isn't a 'scary word.'

    Personally, I'm not afraid of it, since I've participated in a single-payer system.  

    By the same token, it doesn't mean that I won't follow up with my own research regarding the system of "Best Practices."

    Doing so is important, because in time, if and when a physician is suspected of "medical malpractice," if he/she has followed the sanctioned federal "best practices" guidelines, he/she will be 'held harmless' regardless of an adverse outcome for a patient.  And the patient will have no recourse to pursue monetary compensation.

    Thank you, skepticalcitizen.

    Mollie

    "Only he who can see the invisible, can do the impossible." --Frank L. Gaines

    "If a dog won’t come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” -- Woodrow Wilson

    by musiccitymollie on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 04:28:29 PM PST

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    •  Nor should the patient. (1+ / 0-)
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      If the doctor follows best practices, there's no reason the patient should get monetary compensation, at least from the doctor.

      The patient may be eligible for disability. But that's a different story.

      "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

      by HeyMikey on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 07:34:07 PM PST

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      •  I concur. But this ol' girl is still going (1+ / 0-)
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        to watch the process--referring to the establishment of the 'evidence-based' Best Practices guidelines, LOL!

        Seriously, we all have a vested interest in seeing that the appropriate guidelines are set.  All the more, if we have either no (or it might just be limited, after I thought about it) recourse in the case of suspected medical malpractice.

        After all, if carried out competently, the process should be able to bear up to scrutiny.  :-)

        Mollie

        "Only he who can see the invisible, can do the impossible." --Frank L. Gaines

        "If a dog won’t come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” -- Woodrow Wilson

        by musiccitymollie on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 08:05:03 PM PST

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