The Value of a Second Opinion at the Mayo Clinic

robert bell rmsbell200 at YAHOO.COM
Sun Apr 9 05:25:15 UTC 2017


Thanks,

You could be correct. 

A single payer system should be able to give us, in time, greater standardization, which hopefully would improve diagnostic accuracy. 

One thing that makes me think it would help with diagnoses is that many countries in the developed world who have single payer systems have better outcomes than the US (and less expensive) suggesting that, in part, the diagnoses could be more accurate. Although, I fully acknowledge there could well be other reasons for any difference, e.g. better prevention, exercise, and diet, etc. In some way, with single payer system and better standardization, I would hope that diagnoses would be more accurate, even a little.

It brings up the issue in the healthcare debate as to what can we learn from the rest of the world. I have not heard any significant discussion recently with healthcare that talks about learning from other countries. I have wondered why that is?  Why is a single payer system anathema to many in the US.

Are there any Post Mortem studies done overseas on ICU patients that could be compared to the US studies, indicating better, the same/similar, or worse diagnostic accuracy?

Rob  
> On Apr 8, 2017, at 6:52 PM, Joe Graedon <jgraedon at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Rob,
> 
> Single payer would help…but might not solve the diagnostic problem.
> 
> As far as I know, other countries with single payer probably have the same problems we do. 
> 
> I think Larry Weed came up with the answer many years ago…
> 
> Joe
> 
> 
>> On Apr 8, 2017, at 8:50 PM, robert bell <rmsbell200 at yahoo.com <mailto:rmsbell200 at yahoo.com>> wrote:
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>> Thanks Joe,
>> 
>> Without a single payer system I suspect they will still be talking about it 60 years hence.
>> 
>> Rob Bell M.D.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>> On Apr 8, 2017, at 3:24 PM, Joe Graedon <jgraedon at gmail.com <mailto:jgraedon at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Will a new generation of health professionals still be having this conversation 60 years from now?
>> 
> 







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