Critical condition (Jaw dropping details of health care scheme)

It means reductions in hip replacements, knee replacements, bypass surgery, angioplasty... Gigot: Doctors are not going to stop prescribing these things. McCaughey: In the stimulus package was a provision for computers to be in doctors’ offices and hospitals at bedside--computers that would deliver protocols to doctors electronically on what the government deems cost-effective and appropriate care. There will be penalties for doctors who are not meaningful users of this system. The president appointed Dr. David Blumenthal national coordinator of health information technology, and he’s going to oversee ensuring that doctors obey these protocols. In The New England Journal of...


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