Friday, March 02, 2012

What's wrong with dying old country way?

Sarcastic Iron Sheik references aside, this article from the Wall Street Journal is an interesting and important read.

It speaks to how broken our health care system is.  How defeated by litigation and lawyers our doctors (and other professionals) have become.  How these same professionals are forced to give advice they wouldn't take themselves, because the threat of a lawsuit is hanging over their heads.

It also speaks to how unrealistic most of our expectations have become w/r/t what medicine can and can't do.  And how those who understand science best are more willing to let nature take its course, without blaming someone else or assuming death can be inevitably postpone by the right treatments.  Or even that such a postponement would be desirable with the quality-of-life trade-offs involved.


2 comments:

Raekwon the Chef said...

Fredo no jabroni. He intelligent jew like my financial advisor. Not the Virgil.

Fredo said...

Everybody want to be the Fredo baby. I make you humble old country way.

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