DevilDogReturns Wrote:
Sep 11, 2012 10:58 AM
dressing. As he wrote in the Feb. 27 , 2008, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, or JAMA: “Vague promises of savings from cutting waste, enhancing prevention and wellness, installing electronic medical records, and improving quality are merely ‘lipstick’ cost control, more for show and public relations than for true change.” True reform, he argues, must include redefining doctors’ ethical obligations. In the June 18, 2008 , issue of JAMA, Dr. Emanuel blames the Hippocratic Oath for the “overuse” of medical care: “Medical school education and postgraduate education emphasize thoroughness,” he writes. “This culture is further reinforced by a unique understanding of professional obligations, specifically the...