Bryan Beverly

Can Critical Care Analytics Overcome Ethics Concerns?

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T Sweeney
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Re: Sickening future
T Sweeney   1/4/2017 5:55:19 AM
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You bet, Bryan... it's the insurers, who want to quantify and cost out everything from an aspirin to a CAT scan. We were reminded with the healthcare overhaul how many parts of the system are broken and craven, but these folks lead the pack, in my opinion.

Lyndon_Henry
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Re: Sickening future
Lyndon_Henry   1/4/2017 3:57:01 AM
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Especially when issues of life or death, life quality, and the well-being or even survival of loved ones are involved, the separate motivations and interests of medical practitioners and those close to the patient are complicated enough. Adding the interests of profit-oriented private insurance companies into this mix would seem to make the situation even more difficult. 

That said, the analytics approach Brian describes would appear to be helpful, at least for rational medical decisionmaking.

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bkbeverly
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Re: Sickening future
bkbeverly   1/4/2017 2:08:13 AM
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@TS, Would you mind elaborating a little please? Whose morals would you deem as suspect - the physicians or the insurers?

T Sweeney
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Sickening future
T Sweeney   1/3/2017 11:21:05 PM
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It's all elegance and efficiency and savings galore til we insert personal details into the equation -- living, breathing humans, not pallets of merchandise or commodities being shipped around. The calculations at work in this equation may be statstically sound; they are also morally suspect.

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