In the meantime, the silent destruction of the physician patient relationship, which is being replaced by a government controlled, organization patient relationship is not getting the attention it deserves. The government is pushing private practice physicians out of business and into employment by hospitals, which in turn will be financially rewarded by denial of care. The duty of a physician to a patient is destroyed, and the doctor is now dependent upon satisfying his or her employer's dictates, which will put protocols and cost savings first. If a doctor seems to spend too much money on a patient's care...even if indicated...the doctor will face punishment.
Who do you want your doctor working for...you or corporate/government org?