Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Why Doctors Are Afraid to Be the Patient

Time magazine reporters interviewed doctors to find out what they know about our health-care system and why it frightens them so much when they find themselves in the role of the patient.

"It requires almost a stroke of luck to enter a U.S. hospital and receive precisely the right treatment," according to the article's authors. "A landmark Rand Corp. study published in 2003 found that adults in the U.S. received, on average, just 54.9% of recommended care for their conditions."

For the full story, download the attached article.