"Er, where are we, exactly?" - Don't you see, that will be our cue to set up a government body to direct clinical practice. Initially, of course, with relatively few guidelines. Most doctors probably wouldn't even notice that they were no longer autonomous. At first. Sir Bartholomew had stood and was preparing to leave. As he pulled on his gloves he continued, "The important thing is, doctors would have to practise according to government instructions. Then it would simply be a case of changing the guidelines so that by degrees they become less orientated towards simplistic notions of what patients need and more orientated towards what government can afford." Doctors' autonomy - satire on the UK's National Health Service - British Medical Journal, Dec 19, 1998 by David Orchard The world famous British NHS - National Health Service seems to be on the rocks.
In a not-so-surprising development, America's closest equivalent - the VA (Veterans Administration) health network is also heading North.
In both cases, these outstandingly effective health initiatives are being systematically torpedoed by their respective governments.
If you value your health and the health of future generations, don't let the pharma - insurance - neocon lobby win!
*** The patient refused autopsy.
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