Joined Jul 14 2010
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TRENT VALLEY PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
I attended University of Maryland, and Georgetown University. The east coast has a distinct political bias on all facets of life that the central and west coast do not have.
Cost containment is necessary via emr system development. Electronic medical records provide a readily available assortment of patient prescription history, medical issues, physician referrals, and allergies/reactions.
Preventive cancer treatment is a very subjective and open to debate topic. Dendreon has a product to treat prostate cancer. The cost is $93,000 per year. How do we, as a society, define what is to much money for a patient's survival? Many men experience prostate, stomach, colon cancer.
If the medical establishment can look for stomach cancer symptoms, prostate or colon cancer symptoms, then this preventive treatment may find cancer before the $93,000-a-year expense becomes an issue. Society must treat medical conditions in a preventive strategy and not in a reactive strategy.
Is corrective eye surgery a necessary or an optional health care procedure? Many people would say it is "optional" because the patient could use glasses. On the other hand, what do you put the cost of glasses and contacts over 20-30 years time? If corrective eye surgery can prevent eyes from developing problems in the future, how does a physician or the government place a value on this metric? It's tough to develop a perfect system.