Thursday, July 23, 2009

"Evidence-Based" Medicine - the Sword Cuts Both Ways

Want to see how effective Obama's health care plan will be? Look to the much-vaunted British Health System for guidance.
One of the major elements of the democrat plan is the so-called "Pay for Performance" or P4P provision. The lie is that when doctors are payed based on a government algorithm that grades their success, they practice better, cheaper medicine.
That has now been conclusively proven to be false. I wonder if anybody will listen, or if they are too blinded by ideology to respond to reason. I'm sure that they won't let the facts get in the way of a good vote-buying opportunity.
You see, the objective is not to make health care delivery better, or cheaper, or more equitable. The objective is to increase our dependency on the government for everything - even our very survival.