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Monday, March 22, 2010

Turning People into Patients

This quote from an article written by Dr. Gilbert Welch of the Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy & Clinical Practice.
Medicalization is the process of turning more people into patients. It encourages more of us to be anxious about our health and undermines our confidence in our own bodies. It leads people to have too much treatment -- and some of them are harmed by it.

And it's big part of the reason why medical care costs so much.
I have to stand in support of this comment and Dr. Welch's complete article, as it is one of the reasons why I devote time to Natural Health News.

It is refreshing to see that not all doctors are suffering from the herd mentality created by PhRMA and Big Insurance.

I guess we'll see how the health insurance bill turns out if we can wait the many years it will take for implementing it. In this several years just how many will be harmed or lost?

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