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24 October 2014 @ 05:42 am
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How our free-enterprise medical system makes it harder to notice if a patient has Ebola.

Thanx to Jon Carroll
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don_fitch on October 24th, 2014 11:11 am (UTC)
I'm afraid Carroll has it about right. *sigh* I figured out, long ago, that when the Doctor examined & questioned me, then left the room, he went to check with a Compuer. That was fine with me, because computers nowadays can hold more Information than most Doctors minds can. That the Data Base they check is one that's primarily concerned with billing information is... not so fine, as far as I'm concerned.

And yes, U.S. physiciains in general seem to be notroriously ignorant of tropical diseases & parasites (I suspect the same may be true of other northern MDs).
browngirl on October 24th, 2014 05:04 pm (UTC)
One of the many things I like about working at a nonprofit hospital is that, while cost is a concern, it's not The Concern. (And oh the Ebola Preparedness.)