The Insidious Takeover of Medical Decision-Making

Guest Post from Gene Uzawa Dorio, M.D.:

Behind national statistics is a lingering fact healthcare in our country will deteriorate. This will come over the next decade and slowly be recognized by the public as a threat to hospitalized patients.

Please read the following commentary to protect yourself and loved ones from the insidious takeover of medical decision-making when greed and business devalues those who are vulnerable in our society.

Gene

Declining Life Expectancy

Many nations proudly tout “Life Expectancy” as a reflection of healthcare. In our country, this statistic has continually edged upward due to expanding technology, doctors/patient education, and vibrant emphasis on healthy lifestyles. A shift is occurring though as this number is destined to decline with hospital administrators, not physicians, making medical decisions impacting those who are the most vulnerable: Elder seniors in the ICU. Continue reading