On physicians and medical expenses

from the New York Times we have an interview with Howard Brody M.D. and ethicists about physicians and health costs.

Quote:
In an editorial in The New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Howard Brody, professor of family medicine and director of the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, writes that the medical profession, unlike other groups, has made little effort to curtail future medical costs. Physicians, Dr. Brody maintains, are not “innocent bystanders” to spiraling health care costs but have been complicit in their failure to take an active role in curtailing them.Moreover, Dr. Brody points out, certain doctors’ groups have gone so far as to make their support for reform contingent on promises that their own income would remain unaffected. “If physicians seized the moral high ground,” Dr. Brody writes in his editorial, “we just might astonish enough other people to change the entire reform debate for the better.”….more at the link

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