The culture of dependence on doctors has only created giant corporations who are now managing healthcare service and employing medical professionals. These corporations are in control of what they do and what they must not. Doctors have now lost control and the independence to offer the best treatment to help you alleviate pain and suffering.
Please read what “Florence Nightangle” did when she was challenged by doctors. BMJ2008;3MJ2008;337doi: 10.11337:a2889
Effect of Protocol & Algorithems
You often tell your doctor a story of an illness you have lived and experienced or name a symptoms. Based on the way you compliant, the doctors diagnose and offer advice (not necessarily a treatment). Offering healthcare diagnosis, treatment or advice using protocol or algorithms is not safe when your symptoms are vague or multiple and confusing.
By offering treatment decision strictly based on “Statistically proven data” doctors have made mistakes, prolonged illness resulting in complications. Treatment outside the statistically proven are considered taboo and often these doctors are critisised.
This so called “Evidence-Based Medicine” used by doctors is based on statistically proven data. Statistics cannot be substituted for human beings and numbers can only complement a physician’s personal experience with a drug or a procedure.
This has constrained doctor’s independence and innovative approach to offer advice or treatment and has resulted in making you believe we have lost the human face of medicine.
”We think the future generation of doctors are conditioned to function like a well-programmed computer that operates within a strict binary framework.” (How Doctors Think)
Our profession has not only endured criticism and humiliation, but is now threatened by resistant strains of common bacteria, virus and fungus are likely to bring an end of our profession.
This may sounds like a B-movie on the Sci-Fi Channel, but thebacteria now living in hospitals, and some in the community are all too real. This has proved just how vulnerable we are, despite all our scientific know-how and advances in medicine.
Promoting self-care, avoiding contact with infections and reduction of antibiotic abuse is mandatory to prevent the spread of these bacteria in our community.
The time has come to look past antibiotics – the wonder drug of 1940s – and find new weapon in the fight against super bugs
People who question this clinical approach, critisised management or identified serious clinical errors (negligence) have been prosecuted, harassed, victimised and often bullied by the healthcare providers.
People in power expect doctors to manage funds and generate income claiming this as “Modernising Healthcare”.
We feel this is all about money and not about quality of care or service to humanity. This is unethical and sad because doctors like us are forced to “thrive on your pain”.
The main role of a primary care physician is to identify potentially serious condition and refer them to specialist care. This has now become very difficult because the doctors are expected to investigate or perform minor procedures claiming this to be safe based on “Evidence Based Medicine”.
Eighty percent (80%) of patients with new symptom visited their doctor. Only 52% of people with a new symptom treated themselves. 62% of people with minor illness received a prescription from a doctor.
76% of patients consulting doctors actually did not require advice or treatment offered by a doctor. Only 16% of patients consulting a doctor required to be clinically examined.
Patients who consulted a doctor not only draining the resorces but also wasting their money, time and are often consume drugs they aught not to.
In UK, the average annual general practitioner consultation rates have increased to 70 million each year. The cost of providing healthcare for patients with “minor illness” is £2 billion and this is unsustainable in UK.