. . . AND MANY GREAT MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS ARE EXPOSING IT!
By AL Whitney © copyround 2016
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It is important to understand that whenever you cross the threshold into any health care facility (that accepts insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid) you will be subjected to treatment regimes known as Evidence Based Medicine. Sounds reassuring, doesn’t it? Unfortunately like all corporate spin used today, the terms are intended to sound good and conceal the truth at the same time.
Retired heart surgeon Dr. Donald Miller, Jr. explained what Evidence Based Medicine is and how it has slithered its way into health care in America in an important article called Modern Medicine at the Crossroads that was published in The Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons in the Fall of 2015. Here are some important excerpts:
Over the last 50 years the federal government has become increasingly involved in medicine, functioning both as a third-party payer and patron of biomedical research and clinical trials. And starting 25 years ago, modern medicine has come to adopt a new type of probabilistic medical thinking named “evidence-based medicine.”
They [physicians] find the transformations in the medical marketplace wrought by an increasingly intrusive federal regulatory establishment to interfere with their exercise of independent professional judgment and limit their freedom to serve the best interests of their patients….
The “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” (ACA), Public Law 111-148, decrees how medicine is now to be practiced in the United States. Ratified in 2010, ACA becomes fully operational in 2018 . . .
Its mandate is to: assist patients, clinicians, purchasers and policymakers in making informed health decisions by advancing the quality and relevance of evidence concerning the manner in which disease, disorders and other health conditions can effectively and appropriately be presented, diagnosed, treated, monitored and managed….
Proponents . . . say it will help government experts to develop evidence-based guidelines and best practices for delivery of appropriate, cost-effective care.