Thursday, September 15, 2011

One factor in the difficulty in ensuring change happens in healthcare is that healthcare workers, especially doctors, find it easy to work around the system. If we had to wait as long as our patients, perhaps we might be more enthusiastic about changing and leading the change that must happen in our systems. A recent report suggests that our ability to circumvent the system, at least in the US is associated with a higher prevalence of disease than would be expected in the population; in other words does the ease of access imply an ease of diagnosis. Having had a recent experience of healthcare, it does appear to me that at least for doctors, other doctors may be more likely to test and treat.

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