Intersting article about PCP...

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  1. BestDoctorEver

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    TheWeeIceMan And like that... *poof*... he's gone. 7+ Year Member

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    I'm proud of myself for resisting to click on the comments section. No good can come of it.
     
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    Actually it's not that bad.
     
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    More of that... We need more of that
     
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    Lol @ Medicine being a cause (compared to missionary work) in the yahoo comments. Pretty surprised at how tame the avg comment is though.
     
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    People should start posting these links with a paragraph of gist. I don't want to end up clicking on anymore Vox-Yglesias type crap.

    "We happily pay more for Netflix and consider it one of the best values around. Is your doctor worth less?" Charmed. Who is Daniela Drake and what's her link to medicine?

    "Reinhardt points out that physician pay is such a small fraction of healthcare expenses, it wouldn’t do much good to cut it. “[In returned we’d get], a wholly demoralized medical profession to which we so often look to save our lives. It strikes me as a poor strategy,” Reinhardt wrote. “A superior strategy might be to pay them very well for helping us reduce unwarranted health spending elsewhere.
     
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    The article is in poor style - it mostly consists of snippets demonizing other professions (some hospital administrators make over a million bucks? whohoo, color me baffled), citing *insert random economist* out of context to support a narrow point in your argumentation about how you should be getting more money/power, providing an abundance of completely useless details about the intricacies of the day-to-day work to make things look very complicated, hope to confuse the reader and get its sympathies more easily as a consequence, etc.

    The nursing associations wouldn't do any better. Just because it supports "our" side doesn't mean we should give it credit.
     
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    Maybe bc unlike you they actually understand healthcare economics and how medical services are rendered.
     
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    I agree that it's just as bloggy as Yglesias. And we shouldn't race to hug just any proponent of our side...but if this is a battle over the psyche of the average humpty dumpty American - such people are where it's at. Netflix vs your medical care probably speaks to people. Not me...I don't have Netflix. :)
     
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    What? I'm pretty sure you don't believe in the whole "calling" thing , so I'm not sure what this post means.
     
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    When geared toward the public, an article like this is their bread and butter... Simple, not a lot of long words or numbers, reference a few other things, and finish it by telling them what they think (or should think) about the subject. Boom... Changing public perception.

    This is why all these crackpot articles about mid levels and whatever else get so much traction

    And we do need to start writing ourselves
     

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