Monday, August 6, 2012

Quick Links: Defensive Medicine, Genetic Exceptionalism, Doctors Quitting

"The Vicious Cycle of Defensive Medicine".

From personal experience, I know that many ER doctors practice defensive medicine as a necessary evil in today's litigious society. (Via @sonodoc99)

"Misguided Genetic Exceptionalism".

Doctors should let patients have the choice to know about the genome, especially if it will give them valuable information about their disease prognosis.

"34% of doctors will leave profession within 10 years".

It's hard to know how reliable such reported numbers are.  Plus many doctors may consider quitting, but ultimately decide against it.  However, this is a disturbing news trend.