Allen Frances: el sistema de salud está roto. Hipócrates debe estar revolviéndose en su tumba

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Lun, 24 Nov 2014, 07:05

Ex director del DSM y Profesor Emérito de Duke
The system is broken, and the incentives are all wrong. And it is not likely to be corrected soon. Too much money is being made by powerful corporations and institutions that profit from the current lack of coordination and sensible regulation. Free-market medicine that treats health care just like any other business commodity just doesn't work -- because it puts profits before patients.

For now, the only protection is a well-informed consumer. Read everything about your condition. Ask lots of questions about the rationale, risks, and benefits of every test and treatment. Expect clear and convincing answers. When in doubt, get second and third opinions.

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